In continuation with the celebration of ‘Bijli Mahotsav’ under ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’– Indai @75, the District Administration Ramban, in collaboration with the Ministry of Power on Wednesday organized a mega Awareness-cum-Exhibition camp here in the Government Higher Secondary School, Batote.
Chairperson, District Development Council, Dr. Shamshad Shan was the chief guest.ADDC Ramban, Rajinder Sharma; Group General Manager, Sawalkote HE Project, H. Bulchandani; Chief Education Officer, Dev Anand; Executive Engineer, JPDCL, Nisar Ahmed and several other senior officers and PRIs participated in the programme.
The main attraction of the programme was lectures, cultural presentations, nukkad nataks and the screening of short films on the power sector.Given the large gathering, all Covid safety protocols such as wearing of masks were adhered to by the participants.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chairperson DDC said that Bijli Mahotsav was being used as a platform to highlight the key achievements and future requirements in the power sector.“The main objective of Bijli Mahotsav is to encourage public participation and get across the developments in the power sector to the citizens at large” she added.
In his address, the ADDC highlighted the importance of electricity in the development process and the unprecedented growth witnessed in the power sector over the past few years. The event also witnessed several beneficiaries sharing their experiences.Responding to the local issues highlighted by the PRIs, the ADDC assured them that all their genuine issues will be addressed on a priority basis.
While highlighting the major achievements through short films, the Group General Manager, Sawalkote informed the participants that the generation capacity of India has increased from 248 GW to 400 GW, transforming the country from power deficit to power surplus. He further informed that with the addition of 1.6 lakh km transmission lines connecting the entire country into one grid running on one frequency, it has emerged as the largest integrated grid in the world.