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Navi Mumbai girls on a mission to light up rural India ahead of Diwali

DNMUM288643 | 10/22/2013 | Author : Mahalakshmi Subramanian | WC :425

Rutavi Mehta and Megha Shrimali, using social networking sites, reach out to villages; distribute solar lanterns in over 550 households

Vashi: While we urbanites enjoy Diwali with kandils and serial lights that light up our homes, most villages stay in the dark.
In order to change this pitiable condition, Rutavi Mehta, a Sanpada resident, conceived the idea of 'Light for Life', a campaign that focuses on distributing solar lanterns in villages. She joined hands with Rainbowtech, a company that specialises in renewable energy solutions and provides the solar lanterns.
Mehta extensively used social networking sites and other online platforms to gather support for her initiative and spread the word.
That's when, Panvel resident Megha Shrimali came forward to manage online promotion of the campaign. The two work with a few others to make this campaign
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