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Ujjwala Divas celebrated across State

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MANGALDAI, April 20: Synchronizing with the countrywide celebration of ‘Ujjwala Divas’ as a part of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan in 15,000 LPG Panchayats of the country, seven ‘Gaon Panchayats’ of Darrang district have been declared as the LPG Panchayat. On Friday, a total of 100 beneficiaries belonging to scheduled categories, beneficiaries of PMAY-Gramin and Antodaya Anna Yojana were offered deposit free LPG connections. To mark the celebration, Ujjwal Jyoti Gas House, the premier LPG distributor of Darrang district, with the cooperation of Food & Civil supplies and Consumer Affairs, Guwahati Refinery and Indian Oil Corporation organized a meeting at Rangamati Gaon Panchayat office complex.
Taking part in the function, Deputy General Manager (Medical) of Guwahati Refinery Dr Jeeta Khound and Assistant Manager (Sales) of Indian Oil Corporation Satya Kam Sarma explained in details about the significance of the celebration of the ‘Ujjwala Divas’ and also apprised the beneficiaries about the safety measures to be adopted by the housewives while cooking. Mangaldai legislator Guru Jyoti Das addressing the meeting made an appeal to the public not to deal with any agents irrespective of political parties while applying for the LPG connection. The president and general secretary of Darrang district BJP unit Nilima Devi and Sewali Goswami Kalita also addressed the function. Earlier Superintendent of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Dimbeswar Das apprised all the villagers about the schemes initiated by the government for the benefit of the common people. The function was anchored by singer Pranjal Sarma while proprietor of Ujjwal Jyoti Gas House Lalita Devi Das welcomed the guests and the beneficiaries.
LAKHIMPUR: Ujjwala Divas was celebrated by BB Indane Gramin Vitrak(Agency) of Panigaon on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) and BPL level LPG beneficiaries and common people as a part of the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan. On this occasion a public awareness meeting along with the LPG Panchayat was organised at the auditorium of Panigaon Pragati Sangha. The meeting was chaired by Anjali Morang, the Lakhimpur Zila Parishad Member from Telahi Constituency while Joy Prakash Borah explained the aims and objectives of the event. As a part of the LPG Panchayat, six women beneficiaries who recently got LPG connection under PMUY through BB Indane Gramin Vitrak shared their experiences they gathered using the LPG. Further LPG connections were formally distributed among ten beneficiaries under PMUY in the programme.
 Ujjwala Diwas was also celebrated under the aegis of Jagannath HP Gas agency of North Lakhimpur on Friday. The public meeting, organised on this occasion at Laluk Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, began with the lighting of ceremonial lamp by Lakhimpur MP Pradan Baruah who took part in the programme as the chief guest. Nodal officer of IOC from Delhi Sayed MM Hussain, Director of Home Affairs Pravin Horo Singh, Under Secretary Rajendra Kumar Bharati, participating in the programme, delivered lectures highlighting the significance and objectives of the Ujjwala Divas.
Golaghat: Ujjwala Divas was held on Friday in all the Gram Panchayats of the district with a view to create awareness and sensitize the people about the safety and utility of LPG and health benefits of using clean fuel. The event was organized by the all the 22 gas distribution agencies of the district, covering Gaon Panchayats under their area of jurisdiction. Beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) were distributed LPG gas connections as part of the programme. Demonstrations were also held on safety aspects and proper use of LPG cylinders.
A total of 76 villages of Golaghat district will be covered under the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan. With the motive to completely cover these villages under the PMUY scheme by May 5, discussions were held at the LPG Panchayats today to chalk out a road map seeking cooperation of the people.

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