Actor Kamal Haasan, who is in the Unites States, will meet key influencers from Tamil Nadu and explore a better future for the state.
Kamal, who has announced his foray into politics, will be delivering a lecture at the India Conference at Harvard University. He had earlier posted on his social media account, “Looking forward to speaking @indiaconf2018 at @harvard University in Boston on 10th Feb. Hope to see you all there!! http://www.indiaconference.com .”
About the conference, Kamal Haasan had said, “The topic is Tamil Nadu. I chose to speak on it out of sheer necessity. Our state has sunk to the lowest depth. It is affecting my dignity as a man, even more as a Tamilian.”
He discussed the prospect of clean energy solutions for Tamil Nadu with KR Sridhar, Founder and CEO, Bloom Energy, read a statement from Kamal’s office here.
“I see a future where Tamil Nadu could be Bloom’s champion customer. I would rather want that Bloom and Dr Sridhar would kindly consider Tamil Nadu as their sleeping partner giant that they can awaken for the world to see. It would make India and Tamil Nadu proud,” Kamal Haasan said.
Sridhar has been the director of the Space Technologies Laboratory at the University of Arizona. Later, he led a project that built a Mars oxygen production cell. After NASA cancelled the Mars-2001 Surveyor Lander mission, Sridhar started working on reversing the process, using oxygen and hydrogen to create power. This was the foundation for Bloom Energy.
Sridhar said he shared with Kamal “our vision for electrification of India and the world”.
“Kamal Haasan urged me to consider powering remote areas in Tamil Nadu first. I am hopeful that the visit and the discussion will pave the path for such projects in the near future,” Sridhar added.