Tally Partners in “Light for Education” Initiative
Tally Solutions Pvt. Limited (TSPL), announced their association with Light For Education (LiFE) – a unique education and sustainability oriented social initiative by the SELCO Foundation. In support of the initiative, the Technology Alumni Association of Bangalore (Alumni Association of IIT – Kharagpur in Bangalore) organized a fundraiser called the Light For Education (LiFE) Music Fest in Bangalore.
The “Light for Education” initiative is the brainchild of SELCO founder and Magsaysay Award winner, Dr. Harish Hande. The initiative’s primary goal was to provide solar lamps for school children in areas without electricity. Under the scheme, Solar Panel and Charging Station are installed in rural schools and lamps and battery packs are given to students from un-electrified homes. The school becomes the charging station for the lights. Students bring lamps to school for charging in morning and carry them back in the afternoon for study at home. SELCO has created impact in more than 200,000 households in Karnataka with solar lighting and has a special focus on linking sustainable energy to education. Over the years, SECLO has been working with individuals, NGIs and corporate organizations to scale up the initiative.
The event also featured MindTrigger, a day-long corporate contest which drew participation from leading technology companies in Bangalore. The contest tests contestants on a variety of aspects including knowledge, strategic thinking, linguistic abilities, creativity with contests like Quiz, Spin a Yarn and Potpourri. Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd. swept all the five contests and was adjudged the “Best Corporate Mind 2015” while HAL was the runner-up.