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Ujala / Study-table concept for remote rural areas


Ujala, meaning 'light' in Hindi, is a self-sustainable study table and chair setup that provides ample light to study after sunset, enabling students in the remote areas to study without electricity.

In India, the government is making several efforts to impart quality education amongst all the children, however, they face a basic challenge of providing sufficient study infrastructure and electricity supply in villages.
Ujala provides light on the study table using the mechanical energy generated by pedal present at the bottom of the table. Movement of the pedal by student creates a magnetic field (electromagnetism) & hence LED lamp glows.


National Institute of Design

National Institute of Design
Haryana, India
New Delhi, India

Ashutosh Vashishtha,
National Institute of Design