Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Sai Baba May Save the World !

Devotees of Sai Baba ( Shirdi ) firmly believe in the many miracles that he is supposed to have performed during his life time

But , after reading the following news report which appeared in DNA ( 07 June ) , even those who doubted this , will start believing that Sai Baba may yet save the world :

Shirdi temple trust to generate electricity using footsteps of devotees “

As Shirdi-based Sai Baba Temple is set to celebrate its centenary year from October 1, the trust is planning to go as eco-friendly as possible. The trust has come up with various initiatives to go green.

While their pilot project is a FOOT ENERGY project by converting the walking power of the devotees to create energy which can be used to light fans and bulbs, the other initiatives include solid waste management, making incense sticks from flower waste and planting one lakh trees in and around Shirdi and Nashik.

Speaking about the foot energy initiative, Dr Suresh Haware, Chairman of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust said,

"This project will be the first in India. Over 50,000 devotees visit the temple every day.

If we convert their walking energy into electrical energy, we will be able to light bulbs and fans which are installed near the queue.

The first phase will be completed within two months. If the model becomes successful, then it can set an example for such initiatives to be implemented in public places."

Krunal Naik, partner in Innovation For Mankind, who are installing the tiles for the project said,

"We will be installing tiles which can convert the energy when you walk. The phase one will be ready in two months.

We will be installing 200 tiles of 2 X 2 feet. On an average, 20 watt second energy is converted by a single person. The unit of converter energy will depend upon the overall footfalls."

The company will be installing this free of cost at the temple as donation



·         If Shirdi experiment is successful ( with blessings of Sai Baba ) , then we can expect a large number of Public Places to come forward to install such electricity generating tiles . These could include  Railway Station Platforms , Cinema Halls , Schools and Colleges , Commercial Offices ( including government offices ) , Hospitals, Airports, Malls, Temples / Churches / Mosques, Marriage Halls, Jogging Tracks etc

·         Expect the daily visits to Sai Baba Temple to go up to 100,000 per day – doubling the daily donations , which will enable the Sai Trust to extend the project !


In my following blog , I had talked about electricity generation by tyre pressure of running cars on a highway embedded with piezo-electric pads :

Not satisfied with harnessing the energy of walking , scientists are also working on producing electricity utilizing the body-heat / speech of humans ( though in minute amount )

Given the number of Netas and Experts shouting at each other on TV channels , India can become power surplus if we harness their decibels to produce electricity !

07  June  2017