Saswat Singhdeo

Mayurbhanj: For residents of Jadidar village in Khunta block of Mayurbhanj district, life is not same anymore. They no longer have to think twice before stepping out of their homes in the dark and children don’t have to skip their studies in the night hours. All thanks to solar-powered bulbs.

“As electricity can’t reach everywhere, solar bulbs were provided to us and they have brought drastic changes in our lives,” a villager Phatu Soren said.

In the absence of electricity, solar bulbs have brought a new ray of hope in the tribal dominated village. “My children are able to study in night hours without any problem because of solar lights,” another villager Jamuna Ho said.

The solar panels and lights have been provided by Divine Institute of Engineering & Technology and bulbs have been distributed to nearly 40 families of the village. The locals have also been given instructions about on the use of solar bulbs.

“It was difficult to study in the dark previously but now it has been very convenient. We all are very happy,” a student Lakshmi Ho said.

Chairman of Divine Institute of Engineering & Technology said, “This proposal was brought to us by an association following which we took up the project immediately.”