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Saswat Singhdeo

Bhadrak: Struggle and dependency is mostly what we think of when the word "beggar" is mentioned but the story of a divyang, Kartik Nath, a resident of Ward no 30 of Bhadrak who lives by begging, is setting example for many.

Amid the crackdown on power defaulters by Central Electricity Supply Utility of Orissa Limited (CESU), Nath recently paid Rs 2000 electricity bill to avoid disconnection of power supply to his and the matter came to light after a video of this incident went viral on social media.

As per reports, while electric dues of Rs 2,557 were pending against Nath, he recently paid Rs 2000 after a warning by CESU and assured to pay the rest amount soon. Nath also said that henceforth he will regularly pay bills every month come what may be.

Concerned authorities have praised Nath for his decision to pay the bill despite his poor financial condition and have also paid him a certain amount of money to buy electric bulb and food.

"The electricity officials came to my house and asked to pay the pending bill. As summer season is ahead, I don't want my family to suffer that's why I decided to clear the dues," said Nath.

Speaking about the incident, an official said, "He has set an example by collecting the electricity bill. We urge everyone to pay their pending amount."


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