Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav: Bijli Utsav organised by REC in Assam

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GUWAHATI, Nov 30: As part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ – to celebrate 75 years of Independence, REC (Rural Electrification Corporation) Limited, a public infrastructure finance company under the ministry of Power organised ‘Bijli Utsav’ in Sonapur village of Kamrup district and adjoining villages in Assam on Tuesday. Numerous dignitaries such as Bipul Deka, president, Sonapur Gaon Panchayat, Kunjolata Deka, village head, Ruhini Kr. Das, ex-president Sonapur Gaon Panchayat and Upen Bhatlya – retired principal graced the occasion. Manik Deb, chief manager (Tech/Admin) was also present as representative of REC Regional Office, Guwahati.

The dignitaries and esteemed guests in their speech highlighted the benefits of electricity, the challenges faced during electrification in remote areas and how the quality of life improves with access to power. Beneficiaries from the villages were also invited on-stage to share their experience and views on how electricity has transformed their lives.

To engage with the villagers and children, various competitions and cultural programs were also held at the event. Nukkad Natak was also performed to impart knowledge on subjects such as benefits of electricity and its conservation, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Covid safety protocols. The event concluded with distribution of LED bulbs as prizes to the winners of the competitions.


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