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REC Organized “Bijli Utsav” in Gujarat as Part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

M Kanika
M Kanika
Cultural Programs at Bijli Utsav 2021
Cultural Programs at Bijli Utsav 2021

As part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ – to celebrate 75 years of Independence and in remembrance of the Iron Man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, REC Limited, a public sector company under the Ministry of Power organized a ‘Bijli Utsav’ near Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat.  

Jayesh Kedaria, Superintendent Engineer, Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Limited (DGVCL), and AG Patel, Executive Engineer, Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Limited (DGVCL) inaugurated the event in presence of other senior dignitaries from the power department and REC Limited.

As part of the event, a mobile exhibition and various cultural programs such as nukkad nataks, song, drama, and movie screening were conducted to impart knowledge on subjects such as the benefits of electricity and its conservation, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Covid safety protocols, etc.

The people were also apprised of various government schemes such as Saubhagya, Ujjala, Smart metering, and also Rights of Consumers. The event concluded with the distribution of LED bulbs as prizes to the winners of the competitions.   

Benefit of “Electricity”

The event witnessed Jayesh Kedaria speaking to the people highlighting the benefits of electricity, the challenges faced during electrification in remote areas, and how the quality of life improved with access to power.

Given the large gathering, it was ensured that all Covid safety protocols such as social distancing and wearing of masks were adhered to.

About REC Limited: 

REC Limited is a Navratna 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; different types of projects include Generation, Transmission, and Distribution, and Renewable Energy segments. 

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