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Solar lights for five villages

Solar lights for five villages

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Five remote villages namely Thembang, Pamgna, Gonthung, Semnak Cherrong and Panchavati under Dirang administrative unit were distributed 150 portable solar LED lights of 1.2w at a function held on Thursday in Thembang circle. Initiated by Thembang Bapu Community Conserved Area Management Committee (TBCCAMC), the French Multinational Company Schneider Electric under its corporate social responsibility made available 150 numbers of solar lights for the villages. WWF India played a major role in creating the Thembang Bapu Community Biological Park way back in 2004 which was later rechristened as the Thembang Bapu Community Conserved Area Management Committee in the year 2005. Since then, the Western Arunachal Landscape (WAL) WWF Tezpur has been the guiding force behind all the activities of the TBCCAMC.

An area of 635 sq kilometer has been demarcated by the committee to conserve the flora and fauna. Committee and the villagers of Thembang have to their credit operational community based tourism wherein facilities of Home stay, trekking, bird watching, tented accommodations etc are made available. Attending the distribution function, Phurpa Tsering, Parliamentary Secretary for Health & Family Welfare who is also the local legislator, thanked the Schneider Electric. He urged the TBCCAMC to extend their yeomen service to other parts of the constituency and the district for the welfare of the people. Calling upon the officers and the PRI leaders of the area, Phurpa urged them to bridge the gap and reach out to the people in the grass root level. Real development begins from the grass root level, he observed.

He also distributed track suits to all the boarders of the government residential school, Thembang. Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Sonal Swaroop reiterated that adherence to Swachh Bharat Mission would enhance flow of tourists to the area as Thembang village has been listed in the World Heritage Site. D Riba, ADC Dirang, Kamal Medhi, co-ordinator WWF-India (WAL) and TC Atjepu, Secretary TBCCAMC also spoke on the occasion.

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Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network

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