In my excitement to blog Indian President Patil's annoucement that the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Indian President's residence and office, now has solar power, I forgot to mention a few neighboring leaders also helping lead the way with solar installations…

It was back in April that Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the installation of solar panels on the Prime Minister's office in Dhaka!  So she got started even before we launched PutSolarOn.It.

And in the same neighborhood, the Governor of West Bengal in India, Gopal Krishna Gandhi, installed solar panels on the Kolkata Raj Bhavan, the Governor's Residence, in December of 2009.  And in case you're thinking "Oh, it's just a Governor.  No big deal."  West Bengal is a state of over 90 million people!  And this Governor's initiative was also supported by President Patil in Delhi, so certainly she was moving in this direction already.

It's very exciting to see leaders taking these steps.  And we'd love to see even more, which is precisely what PutSolarOn.It is trying to help achieve. But of course, solar installations are just first steps — helping raise public interest and momentum towards more ambitious, transformational actions.  So what better way to thank and celebrate these leaders solar achievements by inviting them to a party — the 10/10/10 Global Work Prty! 

If you're in India or Bangladesh, use this as a chance to send an invitation to President Patil, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Governor Gandhi, and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh too.  (Online tools to support sending those invitations are coming soon, but feel free to find your own way starting now).