Kangpokpi: Bijli Mahotsav and Ujala Diwas were celebrated Tuesday under the aegis of Ujjwal Bharat, Ujjwal Bhavishya – Power@2047 as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav at Charhajare Community Hall, Saitu Gamphazol in Kangpokpi district. It was jointly organised by the Ministry of Power, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, NHPC, Power Grid, MSPDCL, Government of Manipur.
The celebration is being held across the nation starting from August 25 to 30, 2022 including in all the districts of Manipur with an objective for more public participation and getting across the developments of the Power sector to the citizens at large.
The event is being used as a platform to celebrate the collaboration between the State and Central Governments to highlight the key achievements of the power sector in India and the vision of the country in these sectors for 2047, when India completes 100 years of Independence.
Addressing the gathering, chief guest of the function Haokholal Hangshing, Caretaker Chairman, Sadar Hills Autonomous District Council spoke on the importance of electrification in hill districts. Stating that he came across people who unnecessarily keep their lights on even during day time, he requested people not to waste the power and urged the officials of the Power Department to give necessary awareness to the people.
Deputy Commissioner, Kengoo Zuringla, IAS, highlighted the importance of electricity in our daily life and recalled how in earlier days people used to face hardships due to unavailability and shortage of electricity. She opined that advancement and achievements in the power sector has been a boon for the people across the country and State, which paves a way for better life and development. She also advised people, including the students, to use electricity judiciously.
During the function major achievements of the Power sector through short films and skit videos were shown and beneficiaries gave their testimonies.
The event was also attended by H. Satyanarayana, Group General Manager (NHPC); Balaram Bista, Social Worker; Sapam Bishwojit Singh, SDO Saitu Gamphazol Sub-Division; Thanglalsam, DGM, MSPDCL Kangpokpi; students; among others.