Bishnupur: On the occasion of the Celebration of “Ujjawal Bharat, Ujjawal Bhavishya– Power @ 2047” under ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, Bishnupur District observed Bijli Mahotsav & Ujala Diwas organized by Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India in association with Government of Manipur.
The celebration was held at Kwasiphai Mamang Community Hall in Bishnupur Wednesday.
Education and Law & Legislative Affairs Minister, Th. Basanta Kumar Singh attended the function as the chief guest while MLA Oinam AC, Irengbam Nalini Devi; Member, Nachou Zilla Parishad Thiyam Dilip Meitei; Pradhan, Khoijuman Kwasiphai Gram Panchayat, Thoudam Ahanbi Devi; Deputy Commissioner, Bishnupur, Lourembam Bikram and Divisional Forest Officer, Dr. S. Rebika were the guests of honour at the function.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister Th. Basanta Kumar stressed the importance of energy conservation as the day-to-day quality of life improved with access to energy. The Minister also maintained that electricity is one of the main indicators of a State or a country’s development. Stating that irresponsible consumption of power adversely impacted consumers’ electric bills as well as the power distribution of the country, the Minister urged the gathering to conserve energy for the benefit of the future generation and the country.
Deputy Commissioner, Bishnupur Lourembam Bikram stated that power sector reforms over the years have ensured power supply even to the remotest corners now. He also informed that the introduction of the pre-paid meter system has considerably enhanced revenue collection in the State. Suggesting that adoption of simple measures like shifting from CFL bulbs to LED will significantly contribute to energy conservation efforts, the DC urged the people to cooperate and support.
During the celebration, various beneficiaries of electrification schemes shared their testimonies in the interactive session. Short films were screened on Universal Household Electrification, Village Electrification, Distribution System Strengthening, Capacity Addition, One Nation One Grid, Renewable Energy, Consumer Rights and a film on State Achievement. Nukkad Natak and cultural performances were the other highlights of the function.
, ADM Bishnupur, H. Bobby SharmaSatyam Takhellambam; Additional SP, Bishnupur, SDOs/BDOs, Dr. Thokchom Jayshree; General Manager, NHPC, Loktak Power Station and District Nodal Officer, Bishnupur, Laishram Joykumar Singh; Deputy General Manager, MSPDCL, Bishnupur Division, DLOs, villagers, officials concerned and staff of the Bishnupur District Administration and MSPDCL attended today’s celebration.