Chairperson of State Seed Development Corporation (SSDC) Ujjwal Raman Singh lauded Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for starting the scheme to distribute solar-powered lanterns to students in the state.
Singh was participating at a ceremony where distribution of solar lanterns took place at Kasturb Gandhi Awasiye Balika Vidyalaya (KGABV) in Allahabad for the meritorious students.
He said that lantern is a symbolic victory of light over darkness, and urged the students to utilise the lantern in the best possible manner to excel academically, thereby removing the darkness from their lives and that from the lives of others. The chairman of SSDC also said that there is no substitute to hardwork, and once a child is educated, his/her entire family too becomes educated.
Singh also informed the gathering that soon solar energy would be harnessed throughout the state to generate electricity and that the state is progressing rapidly.