Science and Technology Park, Pune conducted launch of ‘Scitech Surya’ Solar LED Home Lights on Tuesday, 2nd August, 2016 at Gram Paristhitiki Samiti, Bhimashankar - Nisarg Point. The event was graced by Shri. Sunil Limaye, IFS (Chief Conservator of Forests, Wildlife, Pune) as the Chief Guest. The other distinguished guests who attended the launch were Shri. Rakesh Kumar (General Manager, The New India Assurance Co. Ltd, Mumbai), Shri. G.K. Patil (Dy. General Manager, The New India Assurance Co. Ltd., Pune Division), Shri V.V. Gaikwad (Regional Manager, The New India Assurance Co. Ltd., Pune Division), Cmdr. Anand Khandekar (Trustee, Science and Technology Park, Pune). Dr. Rajendra Jagdale (Director General and CEO, Science and Technology Park, Pune) presided over the function.
The event was attended by forest officers and the beneficiaries from Nigdale, Pimpergane, Kondhval, Sakeri, Patan and Velholi villages from Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Science and Technology Park distributed 248 Scitech Surya (Solar LED Home lights) to tribal families residing in the remote hamlets those are situated inside the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. This initiative was funded by New India Assurance Company Ltd. Mumbai under their CSR Programme.