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Lighting up the Himalayas
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    Gazal Gupta

    from Mumbai, Maharashtra

Can u imagine a life without electricity ? I don't think any of us can.
What if I tell you that there are several such villages in our country that still have absolutely zero electricity and the government is unable to do anything about it.
This fund raiser has been created to raise money for the benefit of a remote monastery in Ladakh, run by nuns that does not have any access to electricity.
I am happy to share that I have been selected to be a part of the Global Himalayan women leader's expedition team from October 12th to October 20th, 2018. I will be accompanying these women change makers from around the globe who have dedicated their lives to make this world a more sustainable place, to a remote monastery in Ladakh run by nuns.
Ladakh as we know is one of the most sparsely populated regions in Jammu and Kashmir. Located at and altitude ranging from 2900 m to 5900 m it is one of the most elevated and coldest inhabited regions of the world with temperatures dropping to almost -30 degree celcius in the winters.
This region has approximately 100 remote villages most  of which do not have access to grid based electricity . Due to the inhospitable terrain the development of these villages has been very limited with no mobile connectivity and very few medical and dental facilities.
LIFE almost comes to a standstill post sunset in these areas making it difficult for these villagers to even have a proper meal in brightness . Children have to study under kerosene lamps that are extremely harmful for their health .
The global Himalayan expedition team has conducted several such expeditions to remote un electrified villages and have provided wireless connectivity through the solar power to help improve the living standards of the rural population. This is done by installing solar power micro grids in these villages that provide energy access in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. GHE has electrified almost 55 villages till date.
I am lucky to have been selected for one such expedition where I would be accompanied by global women leader's like the senior director of Walmart USA, director of MasterCard USA , foundation board member of Phillips and several such prominet women .
Being a dentist by profession I also plan to conduct a dental check up camp for the nuns at the monastery and will be providing basic dental treatment to them free of cost.
Since the initiative of joining the expedition has been undertaken taken  solely by me, without any coporate backup, I need your help in raising the money towards this Noble cause.
Each of  participants need to raise 2500 dollars that is approximately 1,70,000 rupees for this expedition to the monastery. This funding cost will be used towards the internal cost of getting from Leh to the monastery and the costs of the DC powered solar microgrids . I hope to raise at least 1500 to 2000 dollars through this crowd funding

To know more about this you can go to the official website if the global Himalayan expedition team

National geographic made a documentary last year about one such expedition to the Phugtal monastery the link of which I am sharing below.

This is one of my ways of giving back to the society. I would really appreciate any kind of contribution from you guys for the same.
If any of you have any leads on any corporates or organizations that woukd be willing to sponsor this or provide some help please do let me know.rsincerely thank you for taking out time to read this . I hope that I can raise most of the amount through this crowd funding through your generous contributions and can be a part of this wonderful all women s expedition team that wants to contribute towards lighting up the beautiful Himalayas.
If you contribute, you would be playing a major role towards the upliftment of the ladakhi community. We all visit Ladakh for fun, adventure and  for our own pleasure. Let us try something different this time.

Dr Gazal Gupta

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