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Meeting with StartUp Borneo and Brahma Kumaris

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It was a wonderful meeting with Sister Cindy, Brother Fu Min, Sister Wendy, and our honored guest, Mr. Qaiyum at Brahma Kumaris Centre in Kuching. We had a heart-warming ice-breaking session, sharing some information about the meditation services and how our committee members in Brahma Kumaris can be part of StartUp Borneo in business, engineering, and environment.

About the general information of Brahma Kumaris, Brahma Kumaris is a worldwide spiritual movement dedicated to personal transformation and world renewal. Founded in India in 1937, Brahma Kumaris has spread to over 110 countries on all continents and has had an extensive impact in many sectors as an international NGO. However, their real commitment is to helping individuals transform their perspective of the world from material to spiritual. It supports the cultivation of a deep collective consciousness of peace and of the individual dignity of each soul.

Brahma Kumaris also taking part with United Nations (UN).

With its spiritual headquarters in Mount Abu, India, comprises a worldwide network of centres in more than 110 countries and is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) of the United Nations accredited with General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). 

It also has:

·Associate Status with the Department of Public Information (DPI); 

·Consultative Status with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); 

·Observer Status to the United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP; 

It also is:

·An Observer Organisation to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC);

·A Flagship Member of Education for Rural People (ERP), Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).

In promoting the purpose and principles of the United Nations, the spiritual trajectory of awareness, attitude, vision and action is used by Brahma Kumaris in the areas of the Millennium Development Goals, Climate Change, Food Crisis, Gender Equality, Global Public Health, Humanitarian Emergencies, Human Rights, Women, Children, Youth, International Decades and Days. 

Get a glimpse of how the BK’s work closely with the United Nations, sharing their spiritual understanding about the impact of awareness on human beings.

– Retrieved from http://www.brahmakumaris.org/about-us/united-nations

And http://www.brahmakumaris.org/about-us/introduction

In the future, we may provide project collaboration to bring Environment Initiatives into Sarawak, Malaysia. To share what will be the initiatives that Brahma Kumaris had started are alternative renewable energy like solar energy.

Photo of India-One Solar Thermal Power Plant

In spring 2017 the Brahma Kumaris and WRST completed the design, development and installation of “India One“, a 1 MW solar thermal power plant in Abu Road, Rajasthan. This research project uses the in-house developed 60 m² parabolic dish and features an innovative thermal storage for night operation. The 60 m² dish is a new development based upon 20 years of experience with parabolic concentrators. “India One” will generate heat and power for a campus of 25,000 people. 

Key features of “India One”:

·770 nos. of 60 m² parabolic dishes & 1 MW peak electrical output 

·Co-generation, efficient use of thermal energy & modular design 

·Thermal storage for night operation & direct steam generation  

·Networked enabled automated dual axis tracking and controls 

·Motionless cavity receiver & efficient use of land  

Project Partners

For “India One”, Brahma Kumaris & WRST have secured funds from: 

·        The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE, Govt. of India) under its research & development scheme. 

·        The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) via its bilateral “ComSolar” initiative through GIZ (German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation) to demonstrate and promote this technology.

  

Team and Consultancy 

Brahma Kumaris & WRST have created a local team of engineers and experts to execute the project smoothly. A dedicated staff of more than 40 people is coordinating the activities on site. The team is in close liaison with various Indian R&D institutes and manufacturers. 

 

Rretrieved from http://www.brahmakumaris.org/hope/renewable-energy/india-one-solar-thermal-power-plant and https://www.environment.brahmakumaris.org/solar-energy

In addition, the project enjoys the support and consultancy of:  

  • The Fraunhofer Institute (ISE) of Freiburg, Germany which will simulate the plant, design the monitoring system and evaluate the performance.
  • IndiaCare of Berlin, a long-standing partner of WRST in renewable energy projects, supports the project as well as coordinates activities with German R&D institutes and companies. 

 

These are what we had shared today. Stay tune for more news updates from Brahma Kumaris in StartUp Borneo.

Thanks for reading.

Om Shanti. 😊


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