GUWAHATI, April 17, 2018 (TNN): A young brigade of students from IIT Guwahati’s Team Techniche has illuminated the streets of one of the oldest villages of Assam-Amtola in Kamrup district – for the first time this festive season. The students have turned Rongali Bihu bright for this underdeveloped village mostly inhabited by the fishermen community.
Amtola and its neighbouring villages have faced the fury of floods for long and is one of the villages that has been deprived of basic amenities for decades. However, the initiative to install solar lights undertaken by Team Techniche, the annual techno-management fest of IIT Guwahati, has ushered in rays of hope for the villagers. The Techniche team has voluntarily installed five solar lights that cost about Rs 25 thousand each in the destitute areas of Amtola village near Kukurmara with the support of village residents and the sponsors of Techniche.
“We are very optimistic about the bright students of IIT Guwahati who took all the pain to light up the dark streets of Amtola. For such a long time after independence no one realized the need of street lights here even though the village is not far away from Guwahati. We are grateful to the IITians for their benevolence,” Bigya Jit Das, a local youth, told the media.
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