TEZPUR, July 25: As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the ministry of Power in association with the Power department, Government of Assam and in active support of district administration of Sonitpur organised ‘Bijli Mahotsav’ at Bogijuli some 25 km away from Rangapara town along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh in Sonitpur district.
It is to be mentioned here that the ‘Bijli Mahotsav’ is being observed with the view to provide a platform to celebrate the collaboration between the state and the Central Government and highlight the key achievements of the power sector, similar events are being celebrated all across the nation under the umbrella of ‘Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya – Power @2047’ for more public participation and for getting across the developments in the power sector to the citizens at large.
Sonitpur is one of the 773 districts across the country identified for the purpose and two villages, namely Bogijuli and Amloga, where 100 percent electrification has been achieved under the Saubhagya scheme of the Central Government. It may further be noted, as per the official record, 46,723 beneficiaries in the district have received electricity connections within 18 months of the launch of Saubhagya scheme.
Meanwhile, MLA Sootea LAC Padma Hazarika graced the occasion as chief guest which saw a large turnout of locals from the area. Deputy commissioner Deba Kumar Mishra; CEO, Zilla Parishad, Karabi Saikia; CEO, TEC, Sobhan Saikia; DGM (HR), NEEPCO and Nodal Officer, Elbin Dipika Doley; officials and staff of APDCL and other government departments were also present during the occasion.
Padma Hazarika in his speech highlighted the benefits of electricity and the unprecedented growth shown in the power sector over the past few years under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Several beneficiaries also shared their experiences after receiving the electricity connection at their homes. To engage with the visitors and guests and create awareness about the various achievements in the power sector, various cultural programmes, street plays and screening of short films on the power sector was also organised.