Electricity makes hilly life safer

5 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Fifty-five-year-old Purno Bushan Tripura, a resident of Mantri Para under Vaibonchora union of the Khagrachari district, expressed her gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for providing them with various opportunities despite living in a remote hilly region.  

Purno Bushan was involved in farming since his childhood. Earlier, he along with his family members had to start working at the crack of dawn and wrap up before the sunset. Now, things have changed. Today, they can make some extra money by working at night, which is also helping them to save money for the future, reports BSS.

“Earlier, we were scared to go outside at night in the fear of being attacked by terrorists. But now, we feel safe at night. As electricity has transformed, enlightened and energized our lives,” said Purno Bushan, father of three daughters and one son, with a smiling face.

Not only Purno Bushan, but smiles are seen on the faces of all dwellers of the Mantri Para as they have now started getting facilities like the town, despite living in a remote village of the hilly district Khagrachari.

A total of 45 families of the Mantri Para have started to enjoy town facilities through electrification as per the Awami League election manifesto ‘My Village My Town’.

Another dweller of the Mantri Para, Akando Tripura, received a semi-pucca house from the government about four years ago. At that time, the government provided him with electricity from renewable sources, but around eight months ago, he received electricity connection from the national grid.