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Ujjwala Utsav kicks off in New Delhi

News Agencies | Updated on: 8 February 2019, 9:16 IST

The Government of India celebrated the stellar role played by all the major stakeholders of the oil industry, including the district nodal officers, policy makers, distributors, and beneficiaries, in making Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna (PMUY) a resounding success by observing Ujjwala Utsav here on Thursday.

The event was organised under the aegis of Ministry of Power and Natural Gas (MoP&NG) to encourage, motivate as well as felicitate the outstanding contribution to PMUY all frontline field force.

The occasion also saw the launch of the PMUY anthem - Ujjwala Bharat Ujjwala - composed and developed by eminent singer and film industry icon Kailash Kher. The PMUY anthem, aiming to reach the Ujjwala message to every household in the country by its powerful and inspiring rendition, is available on online music platforms such as Amazon, Apple, Hungama, Wynk, Google Play, Saavn, and many others.

During the occasion, the top three performers in three states -- Jammu and Kashmir, Chhattisgrah and Assam-- which garnered the highest LPG penetration figures were acknowledged and the respective OMC officers in-charge of these states were felicitated by Dharmendra Pradhan, Dr. M. M. Kutty, Secretary, MoP&NG, and the CMDs of the three Oil Marketing Companies.

The 24 top performing district nodal officers were also felicitated on the occasion for their commendable work during Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan and Extended Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan in more than 50,000 villages pan India.

A compilation of experiences from select stakeholders across PMUY spectrum was also released on the occasion.


First published: 8 February 2019, 9:16 IST