Photoksar village in Leh district, nestled between two major high altitude passes of the Union Territory of Ladakh, finally got electricity for the first time since independence.
The life-changing event has triggered tremendous joy among the residents of the village.
As cities across the country adopt the latest technological advancements, residents of this hamlet are celebrating the advent of electricity for the first time since Independence.
Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh Tashi Gyalson inaugurated the NHPC powergrid line for Photoksar village on Sunday, Power Development department (PDD) officials said.
A village resident, whose joy knew no bounds, said the electricity supply will help his children do well in their studies.
"We are very happy now that we finally have electricity in our village. Now our children can study well and progress in life," he said.
Tashi Gyalson said it is because of the visionary initiatives of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who launched the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, and the energetic efforts of Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal that after 70 years of darkness, a village like Photoksar got electrified.
After seventy long years of darkness, finally Photoksar village is light up and connected with northern grid under DDU Gram Joyti Yojna.— Tashi Gyalson (@tashi_gyalson) November 30, 2020
Thank you Hon'ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi Ji and also to MP Ladakh JTN. #Thanks PDD officials and TATA project.
"We thank PM Modi and our MP for electrifying this remote village. I feel very lucky to inaugurate this power line within one month of becoming the councillor of the area and later CEC," he said.
He also assured to electrify five more hamlets - Yulchung, Nyraks, Skyumpata, Lingshed and Dipling - in the coming years.
(Source: India Times)