According to reports,Kittur Rani Channamma Residential Sainik School for Girls (KRCRSSG) of Kittur in Bailhongal taluk, shortly to have an integrated solar campus, under Soura Belaku Yojane of the rural development and panchayat raj department. KRCRSSG is the only public school in South Asia that imparts education on the lines of military schools for girls.
The school was established in 1969 by the former CM S R Kanthi, in order to prepare the girls academically, physically, mentally and intellectually and bring the public school education within the reach of common citizens. The school is situated on the outskirts of Kittur, around 45km distance from Belgaum and near to the Pune-Bangalore national highway (NH-4). The school campus spreads on around 200 acres of lush green forest on the hill top. The present strength of the school is over 900, classified in 6th to 12th standard.
As the school campus is very vast, keeping the campus bright with electric lights particularly at night is a tough and costly affair. Considering the safety of girls, the government installed electric polls in the campus long ago.
Now the government is all set to install 208 solar street lights in the campus. The work of installing solar lights will begin shortly, once the financial bid is open.
“Apart from ensuring light on the campus, solar street lights will add beauty to the campus with their look. The other huge benefit is that the system doesn’t require much maintenance compared to electric lights. Also there is no need to switch on and switch off the lights every day,” said principal lieutenant colonel (retired) Prakash Narahari.