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20,000 Punjab schools to get illuminated under Ujala Program via solar energy

Amna Ansar Sep 29, 2017
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Ujala Program is being introduced in Punjab. The program is going to fulfill electricity requirements of 20,000 schools in Southern Punjab. The program is initiated in the schools of far flung areas of the province.

The announcement was made by the Chief Minister of Punjab, Mian Shahbaz Sharif. He was attending a meeting via video conference at the Civil Secretariat. Moreover, the event was attended by German experts via Skype. Additionally the event was also attended by Energy Secretary, Provincial Schools Minister and CM’s Adviser. First Phase of Ujala Program will convert the electricity supply of almost 10,000 schools into solar energy.

While describing the purpose of initiative, CM Punjab said that government of Punjab is taking these steps to provide students a better environment to study and to aid them in working hard by providing better educational setup.

CM also labeled project  as a unique one. CM also inaugurated ‘Pakmedica’ a three long Medical Health Exhibition in cooperation with the Turkish Government and the provincial health department. After inauguration, Shahbaz Sharif inspected stalls comprised of medical equipment and machinery.

Shahbaz informed: “It is worthwhile that speedy steps have been taken to improvise on the health sector.”

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