We honor our Gurus’ wisdom by believing that all humans have an intrinsic sensitivity to the natural world and that a sustainable, more just society is possible where water, air, land, forests and biodiversity remain intact for all generations to come.
With this belief, in March 2021, United Sikh Mission – USM, under the visionary guidance of Sardar Rashpal Singh Dhindsa initiated the setting up of a 1.2-Megawatt Solar Power Plant at Sri Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar with an aim to ensure an uninterrupted and clean power supply round the clock at Sri Harmandir Sahib, saving 33% of its annual electricity ensuring overall benefit to the environment and massive saving of electricity consumption which the state can utilise for the citizens.
This is an effort towards sustainability and reducing global warming that will help save 2,000 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide emission.
The work of setting up of Solar PV Panels at rooftops at all commissioned and approved locations commenced in April 2021 and major part is nearing completion. Inauguration of Solar Power Plant Project at Sri Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar was formally inaugurated on 26th October, 2021 and at Beer Baba Budda Sahib Ji, Tarn Taran on 16th November, 2021.
The initiative is officially supported by Sikhlens and green-lighted by SGPC – Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Amritsar.
525 kW capacity Solar PV Panels at all available roofs with in Sri Harmandir Sahib (Amritsar) Complex including NRI Niwas is now complete and was inaugurated on 26th October, 2021.
400 kW capacity Solar PV Panels out of 600 kW has been installed at Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib (Thatha, Tarn Taran) and the remaining 200 kW work is in progress. The installation of Solar PV Panels on Diwan Hall is now complete and was inaugurated on November 16, 2021.
78 kW capacity Solar PV Panels at Gurudwara Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Ji (Amritsar) is completed.
The team of United Sikh Mission was honoured by Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee for their exemplary humanitarian work in setting up of rooftop Solar Panels for substantial electrification of the Holy Sikh Shrine.
TECHNICAL DETAILS OF THE PROJECT
Project Name : Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Plant
1. Sri Harmandir Sahib (Amritsar)
2. Bir Baba Budha Sahib (Thatha, Tarn Taran)
3. Gurudwara Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Ji (Amritsar)
Initiative by : United Sikh Mission (USA)
Date of Announcement : March 22, 2021
Date of approval from PSPCL/NOC : May 20, 2021
Date of issue of Work Order To EPC Company : June 19, 2021
1. Completion of Installation Work at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Amritsar) : October 26, 2021
2. Inauguration of Solar PV Panels at Bir Baba Budha Sahib – Diwan Hall (Thatha, Tarn Taran) : November 16, 2021
3. Installation of Solar PV Panels at Gurudwara Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Ji (Amritsar)
(In the Photo : Rashpal Singh Dhindsa, Chairman – United Sikh Mission)
Key Supervising Members from United Sikh Mission :
1 Gurpal Singh Dhindsa – Vice President, USM India
2. Ranjit Singh Chadha – Gen. Sec. – USM India
3. Bhupinder Singh – Board Member – USM India
4. Avtar Singh Dhindsa – Member – USM India
Key Technical Persons :
1. Dr. M.P. Singh Former Dean Punjab Technical University Jalandhar
2. Mr. Balour Singh Former Director Punjab Energy Development Agency
We are grateful and thank our board members and financial donors from across the world who have generously contributed to the cause of welfare for humanity towards Solar Panels
|S.No||Name of The Building at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Amritsar) Complex||Capacity||Status|
|1||Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji Niwas||98.5 kW||Installation Complete|
|2||Sri Guru Ramdas Ji Niwas||82 kW||Installation Complete|
|3||Dharm Prachar Block||74.5 kW||Installation Complete|
|4||Teja Singh Samundari Hall||74.5 kW||Installation Complete|
|5||Guru Nanak Dev Ji Niwas||83 kW||Installation Complete|
|6||President Office||25 kW||Installation Complete|
|7||Sri Guru Hargobind Ji Niwas||42.5 kW||Installation Complete|
|8||Mata Ganga Ji Niwas||20 kW||Installation Complete|
|9||Jodha Ghar||77 kW||Installation Complete|
|10||NRI Niwas||10.5 kW||Installation Complete|
|11||Gathri Ghar||12 kW||Installation Complete|
|S.No||Name of The Building at Bir Baba Budha Sahib (Thatha, Tarn Taran) Complex||Capacity||Status|
|1||Diwan Hall||240 kW||Installation Complete|
|2||Mata Ganga Ji Niwas||51 kW||Installation Complete|
|3||Langar Hall||226.5 kW||Partly Complete|
|4||Mata Moraya Ji Niwas||82.5 kW||Work in Progress|
|5||Hospital||20 kW||Work in Progress|
400 kW capacity Solar PV Panels out of 600 kW has been installed at Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib (Thatha, Tarn Taran) and the remaining 200 kW work is in progress.
|S.No||Name of The Building||Capacity||Status|
|1||Gurudwara Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Ji (Amritsar) Complex||78 kW||Installation Complete|
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With the financial assistance of the US-based United Sikh Mission, a 525 KW capacity solar power plant was commissioned in the holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, in Amritsar on Tuesday.#OmmcomNews https://t.co/cSy1cV81mS
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