This has been made possible after the installation of a rooftop solar power plant

The Indian Embassy in Madagascar will become the first ever solar-powered Indian Embassy in any country on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2.

Indian Ambassador to Madagascar Abhay Kumar shared the information on twitter. He said, “On the occasion of #GandhiJayanti 2020… Indian Embassy in #Madagascar is going #solar#climateaction.”

In another tweet, he wrote, “Following the words of #MahatmaGandhi, ‘Be the change you see in the world.’ On the occasion of #GandhiJayanti is going to be the first Indian Embassy to go solar.”

With this, it will become the first embassy from India to become solar powered. It has been made possible after the installation of 8KW of the solar plant on its rooftop.

The Embassy in a tweet said, “Embassy of India in Antananarivo to go solar on 2nd October 2020.”

The Embassy in an official statement informed that the ‘clean and green’ Indian Embassy will be inaugurated on October 2 jointly by Raharinirina Baomiavotse Vahinala, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Madagascar, and Ambassador Kumar.

It will also be attended by Marie Dimond, Resident Representative of UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), Volatiana Rakotondrazafy, UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation) Country Representative, and Nanie Ratsifandrihamanana, Country Director of WWF (World Wide Fund).

In order to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Embassy also brought together a Gandhi Katha on September 26. The theme for this year was ‘The Oceanic Gandhi.’

The information was given by the Embassy in a tweet. It wrote, “Gandhi Katha brought together participants from Madagascar and Comoros.”

The event was attended by several people of Indian origin from Madagascar and Comoros among others.