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Imphal, Mar 17: In furtherance of its motto ‘Friends of Manipur’, HQ 26 Sector AR under HQ IGAR (S) distributed 200 Solar lights to 27 remote villages of Chandel district. Keeping in view the nascent state of electric power infrastructure in this still developing area of Manipur, the provision of these solar lights would enable a number of families to be benefited. This project, in addition to being an energy solution is also aimed as an income generating venture for selected individuals in each village, thus providing economic and livelihood benefits also.
This project is in collaboration with ‘The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, which is a leading force in the country in alternative energy solutions. The inauguration of the project and distribution of equipment was done at Pallel by Maj Gen U K Gurung, YSM, IGAR (S) in presence of Brig Upendra Dwivedi, Commander of 26 Sector AR and other senior officials. Speaking on the occasion, he exhorted the locals to preserve the environment by adopting alternative energy in a bigger way. This would also ensure a safer environment and future for the coming generations.
He declared that more such projects would be launched in coming days especially concerning infrastructure and youth of the state. He assured the gathering that Assam Rifles would always be hand in hand with the locals towards their efforts in the development of the region and turning it into an area of peace and prosperity, Gen Gurung also extended greetings of Raising Day to all ranks of 26 Sector AR. The 200 La BL solar systems were distributed by 9 Assam Rifles,24Assam Rifles,35 Assam Rifles and 42 Assam Rifles to Zion Veng, Homeguard Very,L Phuchang,New Moreh,Guithe Veng, SanaiVeng,MCholanou,Zomun nom, BBongjang, Tegnoupal, Lei[pham, Yongkhul, Chalktong, K watha Khunou,Tuitam Khongkhai, Gampazol, Sersi, Aishi, Kholmunlen, Mito ng, Anal Khulen,Phunchong, Chingjarol, Phaichambung, Oklu, Phiran Khullen, Phiran Machet and Thisomjang villages.
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