J-K: An 84-year-old man uses solar energy to convert an ordinary bicycle into an electric bicycle
J-K: An 84-year-old man uses solar energy to convert an ordinary bicycle into an electric bicycle

On October 1, Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir) (India) (ANI): An 84-year-old man from Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir converts a standard bicycle into an environmentally friendly e-cycle that is powered by solar energy and electricity.

In Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir, 84-year-old Munshi Ram converted a standard bicycle into an electric vehicle. In order to create his e-cycle, he utilised old laptop batteries and e-waste, drawing inspiration from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Vocal for Local” and “Green India” campaigns.


Many neighbourhood neighbours congratulated him and came to inspect his e-cycle at his home and business. 

Munshi Ram promotes sustainability and environmental friendliness by powering his e-cycle with both solar and electrical energy. To produce the solar energy required to recharge his cycle, he put a solar panel on the roof of his home.

He explained why he decided to start this innovative enterprise, living by the philosophy that need spurs invention.

I’ve always favoured independence over relying on public transit, so it upset me that I couldn’t simply go the roughly 31 miles to my parents’ house in Patyeri, Jindrah. I thus made the decision to act independently, said Munshi Ram.

He emphasised the value of recycling used laptop batteries while bringing up the environmental issues raised by electronic waste.

“Many individuals throw away batteries and electrical garbage carelessly, which hurts our ecology and land. To guarantee a better, healthier environment free of electronic trash and other pollutants, we must work to get our nation to adopt green energy alternatives, he added.

An encouraging illustration of how people of all ages can help make the world greener and cleaner is Munshi Ram’s conversion of a traditional bicycle into an eco-friendly e-cycle.

His dedication to sustainability, innovation, and self-reliance embodies the spirit of progress and environmental responsibility that society needs to embrace in the modern era.

Munshi Ram’s story is an inspiration to us all. It shows that we can all make a difference in the fight for a cleaner and greener future, no matter how old we are or what resources we have. (ANI)



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