Bijli Utsav organized by REC in Uttarakhand as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
As a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ – to celebrate 75 years of Independence, REC Limited, a Maharatna Company under the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India organized ‘Bijli Utsav’ in Kyarkuli-Bhatta Gaon, Sahaspur Block of Dehradun district and adjoining villages in Uttarakhand. Numerous dignitaries such as Sh. Satish Chand – Chief Engineer (Level-I), UPCL, Sh. B.M.S Parmar- Superintendent Engineer-UPCL, Smt. Kaushalya Rawat- Gram Pradhan Kyarkuli-Bhatta Gaon & Smt. Rajani Devi- BDC Member in the presence of Sh. SS Bisht– Executive Engineer-UPCL, Sh. Pankaj Thapliyal– Sub-Division Officer-UPCL, Sh. Arun Kumar Chaturvedi- General Manager & Chief Program Manager Uttarakhand-REC Limited had graced the occasion.
The event witnessed speaker sessions by dignitaries and esteemed guests highlighting the consumer rights of electricity, benefits of electricity and 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. Nukkad Natak was also performed to impart knowledge on subjects such as consumer rights of electricity, energy conservation and the benefits of electricity. The event concluded with distribution of LED bulbs and geometry boxes as prizes to the winners of the competitions.
About REC Limited: REC Limited is an NBFC focusing on Power Sector Financing and Development across India. Established in 1969, REC Limited has completed over fifty years in the area of its operations. It provides financial assistance to complete power sector value chain; for various types of projects including Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Renewable Energy. REC’s funding illuminates every fourth bulb in India.