From Our Correspondent
ITAGR, Feb 7: The 36th CRPF battalion stationed at Khonsa doted four solar street lights and 12 solar lanterns to the people of Langmai village under its Civic Action Programme.
The Langmai village, which was bifurcated from paramount Chanu village some 16 kms away from Longding in 2002, is yet to receive electric connection.
Jelai Wangw, a student leader, while addressing the crowd lauded the CRPF for distributing solar lamps and said that the villagers are indebted to the battalion for its contribution.
“The villagers who were reeling under darkness due to lack of electricity, has at least got solar light which will surely solve many problem of students,” he said. Huangam Wangw, the eldest villager, took the honour of distributing the lamp on behalf of the CRPF battalion.
He said the generosity shown by the CRPF is really praiseworthy and much needed. “Light is a basic necessity of the remote and hilly villagers,” he added.
Battalion commandant SR Behura said under the civic action programme the force has been carrying such programmes in various villages. “We are committed to carry out such programmes in the near future too for the poor and needy people under our Area of Responsibility (AOR),” he added.
The chief of the village Langwang Wangsa, GB Manpu Wangsu, 2nd in Command D K Singh, Officer commanding of G/36, Assistant Commandant, Girish Kumar along with heads of the village and student leaders were present during the programme, an official release informed here on Wednesday.