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Solar lamp lights up houses of 1500 families in Munshiganj char
Published :Sunday, 29 November, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 16

MUNSHIGANJ, Nov 28: Solar lights were distributed among 1500 families living in a large char along the Padma River in Lauhajang upazila on Saturday, aiming to pull the unprivileged people out of darkness.
These families under 10 unions of the upazila were handed over solar lights free at a programme at Louhjang thana ground where Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury was present as the chief guest.
Local MP and former whip of parliament Sagufta Yasmin Emily took the initiative of bringing solar power to the families in the area under a special budgetary allocation in her name.
Sagufta Yasmin said this transition from darkness to light is expected to usher in a new era by ensuring socioeconomic development for the char residents.
Through solar power, the children of the char area can now read at night, family members can relax and learn by watching television, people feel safer in and around their homes and shopkeepers and traders can extend their business hours, she added.
Yasmin said the government has decided to empower local people through solar lights since the char area could not be connected to the national grid for various reasons.
The char residents are highly delighted upon receiving the news of getting solar lights. Char resident Amena Begum told UNB, "We're happy getting the solar lights. Now we can have dinner together under the light and do other necessary works without fear."    ?UNB

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