Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with UN chief Antonio Guterres and other world leaders inaugurated the Gandhi Peace Garden and Gandhi Solar Park at the UN headquarters in New York on 24th September 2019.
PM Narendra Modi with world leaders also launched UN postage stamp on Mahatma Gandhi, commemorating his 150th birth anniversary.
Gandhi Solar Park is 50 kilowatts first of its kind symbolic Indian effort at the UN, which brings to focus India’s attempt to walk the talk on climate change and climate action.
Gandhi Solar Park roof-top was built at a cost of US $1 million. It has 195 solar panels and each panel is powered to reach the max of 50 KWn of power generation, which will take the park’s annual output to 86,244 KWh.
Gandhi Solar Park annual output by the solar park will equal 61 metric tonnes of CO2, 30,242 kg of coal burned and carbon sequestered from 1,008 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.
Gandhi Peace Garden
The 'Gandhi Peace Garden' was also inaugurated on the occasion by PM Narendra Modi at the State University of New York at Old Westbury in Long Island where about 150 trees were planted in the peace garden to honor Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary.
The Gandhi Peace Garden is a crowd-sourced project with people adopting the trees in the memory of their loved ones.