Amitabh Bachan plans to light 3000 homes with Solar Power

Sunday, October 13, 2013 2 comments

The Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan celebrated his 71st birthday on Saturday by announcing his plans to light up rural Indian villages that have no electricity.

The Bollywood superstar said to TOI: "There is a trust in my father's name — Harivansh Rai Bachchan Memorial Trust. The funds we collect are used for a charitable cause. This time, along with the Urja Foundation we will provide electricity to 3000 homes in small villages across India. The electricity will be provided through solar energy."

Urja Foundation and Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan Memorial Trust will embark on a journey to light up rural homes with no electricity using environmentally friendly solar home lighting systems. This initiative is being supported by the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan (Unic) and has Blue Dart as the official supply partner

Bachchan celebrated his birthday with family and close friends and revealed his delight as being serenaded by his granddaugher Aaradhya who had been taught how to sing Happy Birthday by mother Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Big B received thousands of messages from fans on Twitter and Facebook and sent out a message on his Facebook account to thank them for their kind words.

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