There is hardly anyone, who would be unaware of Sonam Wangchuk’s name. In the film Three Idiots, the character of Phunshuk Bangdu (Aamir Khan) is inspired by him. Sonam Wangchuk is also known as a prestigious Magsaysay Award winner, innovator and education reformer. For the Indian troops recently stationed at the Sonam Wangchuk border In the discussion about a wonderful house that has been built, which Based on solar energy.
Sonam has prepared such a house for the army, inside which even in 20 degrees Indian soldiers will not feel cold. Actually, it is very difficult to get 24 hours electricity in Ladakh. Because of this, the army personnel stationed here have to run their work by burning diesel, kerosene or wood. In such a situation, Sonam has built such houses with the help of mud, which runs completely on solar energy.
SOLAR HEATED MILITARY TENT
for #indianarmy at #galwanvalley
+15 C at 10pm now.
Min outside last night was -14 C,
Replaces tons of kerosesne, pollution #climatechange
For 10 jawans, fully portable all parts weigh less than 30 Kgs. #MadeInIndia #MadeInLadakh #CarbonNeutral pic.twitter.com/iaGGIG5LG3
— Sonam Wangchuk (@Wangchuk66) February 19, 2021
Anand Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director of Mahindra Group, praised Sonam Wangchuk’s new technology. He saluted Sonam in a tweet.
Sonam, you’re the MAN! I salute you. Your work is energising, even this late in the evening… https://t.co/ff1AP17Bdo
– anand mahindra February 19, 2021
The biggest feature of these houses is that they require very less heating to heat them from outside. Sonam had told in one of her interviews that solar energy-driven structures are not new. They are dynamic and can be fitted easily. They can easily meet the needs of the military shelter. According to him, if the outside temperature is also -20 degrees, then it will remain 20 degrees Celsius inside. Let me tell you, the Indian Army had discussed these mud hats during the India Climate Dialogue in April 2019.
Sonam Wangchuk is also trying to revive the water resources in Ladakh with her skill and effort. For this, he has been running the Ice Stupa Project for a long time. Through this, Sonam Wangchuk and her team are successfully preparing Artificial Glacier.