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Techniche-IIT Guwahati takes up rural street lighting initiative

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT


GUWAHATI, March 15: Techniche, the annual Techno-Magement Festival of IIT Guwahati, has launched a programme ‘Pragati-Growth for Everyone’ to bring an improvement in the lives of the residents of the village Latiya Bagicha in Amingaon, on the city outskirt.

Rakhil Immidisetti, a coorditor of the programme, said that Prakash, a rural street lighting initiative, is being taken up by Techniche under ‘Pragati’, to install street lights that work on solar power, which is both ecological and economic.

He said that the street lights were already installed in Latiya Bagicha on March 7.

“The residents were educated regarding the use of these lights and their maintence,” he added.

Immidisetti further said that as a part of Pragati, ‘Siksha’ was launched to serve the basic education of the children.

“They are being taught elementary subjects like basic arithmetic, tural sciences and other moral principles of life. These classes are being conducted every Friday and Saturday. There are many more activities that we have planned under this initiative,” he said.

“We are a small group of people aiming for a big change. My Shelter Foundation India has come forward to do their part. We need more support and want many others to take such activities,” Immidisetti said.

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