Ministry of Power
‘Bijli Utsav’ organized by REC in Maharashtra as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
Posted On: 31 MAR 2022 7:16PM by PIB Mumbai
Mumbai, 31 March 2022
As part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ – to celebrate 75 years of Independence, REC Limited, a public infrastructure finance company under the Ministry of Power organized ‘Bijli Utsav’ at Kinhavali village near Shahapur in Maharashtra.
Shri Dhananjay Aundhekar, Chief Engineer, Kalyan Zone – Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) and Smt Saraswathi Chandrashekar, Sr.CPM – REC inaugurated the event in the presence of other officials from REC and MSEDCL.
Shri Dhananjay Aundhekar, Chief Engineer, MSEDCL highlighted the benefits of electricity, the challenges faced during electrification in rural areas and how the quality of life improved with access to power. The event also witnessed several beneficiaries of Saubhagya Yojana who were invited on stage to share their experience.
To engage with the villagers, Nukkad Natak conveying awareness about usage of electricity, billing, energy efficiency etc. was performed by students from Mulund College of Commerce to impart knowledge to the public. Also, drawing competition on “Energy efficiency” was held for children from Kinhavali village. The event concluded with the distribution of LED bulbs as prizes to the winners of the competitions.
Others dignitaries from Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) viz., Shri Kishor Ukey, Superintending Engineer, Shri Dilip Bhole, Superintending Engineer, Shri Rajiv Ramteke, Executive Engineer & Shri Avinash Katakwar, Dy. Executive Engineer from Kalyan Zone, also graced the occasion.
Given the large gathering, it was ensured that all Covid safety protocols such as social distancing and wearing of masks were adhered to. In addition, masks were also distributed to all the attendees.
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 state electricity boards, state governments, central/state power utilities, independent power producers, rural electric cooperatives and private sector utilities. Its business activities involve financing projects in the 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.
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