E base: Making India technologically forward
A team of sustainability experts, climate change and explorers from across 6 nations came together for the Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) in Ladakh laden with equipment and supplies for the 11 day Himalayan challenge. This inaugural edition of the Global Himalayan Expedition focused on the holistic Himalayan experience, stretching across pure adventure, cultural connect with the local communities, and activities focused on local sustainability. Not only does the expedition aim to connect the world thought leaders and sustainability experts to the region which is a perfect example of sustainable living, but it also importantly sets up world’s 3rd Education Base (E-Base) in the region.
Luminous Power technologies, India’s leading Power Solutions Company helped power up the designated E-base through its solar offerings thus enabling education and cross-cultural learning as a way forward to tackle ecological and global challenges. The ‘E-Base’ runs exclusively on sustainable power technology products being provided by Luminous Power Technologies. The E-Base serves as a connecting medium for educational, environmental and energy initiatives between the local population and the global audience.
The inauguration of the Third Pole E-Base was done by the world famous polar explorer, Sir Robert Swan, OBE, the first person to have walked to both the poles of Earth. The concept of E- base too has been instituted by Sir Swan who prior to this initiative has built two E bases at the South Pole and Pench Forests in Madhya Pradesh (India).Mr Paaras Loomba is championing the cause in India.
Luminous has set up a complete solar powered system comprising of Solar Panels, Solar Home UPS and Solar Batteries.
By creating a foundation based on the three pillars of Sustainable Energy Structure, E-learning Knowledge Centre & Local Acceptance, the World’s ‘Third E-Base’ to be located at Mahabodhi in Ladakh acts as a bridge between Ladakhi community and the outside world. The E-base acts as a window for local students to connect with global educators & researchers. It also educates local students on the latest in Science, Technology & Arts and hosts visiting faculties to cover relevant topics. For the global community, the ‘Third E-Base’ provides a platform to understand Ladakhian culture and their sustainable lifestyle and increase its socio-cultural setup.