Villagers use proceeds from dance performances for electrification project


Babiyachaur, Jan. 30: The residents of Myagdi's Beem village have used the money they generated by performing dances and singing songs for a long overdue electrification project.

The villagers from ward 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Beem VDC provided the money they earned from musical performances for the project. The Mothers' Group, Ancestors' Group and Youth Club collectively donated Rs 700,000, Electrification Consumer Committee member, Buddhi Bahadur Jukjali said.

Jukjali added that the money was generated through many programmes held in the village including various assemblies and dance performances during public programmes. The Beem village follows a unique tradition of welcoming the residents returning from trip to foreign countries with dance performances.

For the Alawa Electrification Project, Rs 10,000 each was collected from 192 households with support of the local organizations. The villagers have decided to fundraise for the project as waiting for government budget could take too long.

The District Development Committee (DDC) has allocated Rs 650,000 for the electrification project which is now in the process of installing electric poles and transformers.

The central transmission line will connect 200 houses in four wards in the first phase within this month as part of the ongoing preparations, Consumer Committee Chairman, Resham Jukjali said.

The electrification project started with the support of Beni Distribution Centre of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA). The villagers have been using solar power to light their bulbs until now. In the second phase, central transmission line will be connected with Dandagaun and Baiendaphant among other villages, Jukjali shared. RSS

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