: Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) sought to sensitise city residents to the need for power conservation, electrical safety, prevention of power theft and misuse of energy by organising a rally and a human chain in the city on Saturday.
The events were organised by the Metro Circle of TANGEDCO as part of Electricity Awareness Week being observed across the State. Scores of students and TANGEDCO officials took out a rally in the city from the Thennur office to highlight the issues. Those who participated in the rally, that wound its way around Thillai Nagar and Thennur areas, carried placards highlighting the themes of the week and also distributed pamphlets explaining how people could conserve power and ensure safety.
The rally was flagged off by Corporation Commissioner V.P.Thandapani in the presence of P.Anandurai, Chief Engineering (Distribution), TANGEDCO, Tiruchi region. In the afternoon, TANGEDCO officials and volunteers joined hands to form a human chain in the Singarathope area to highlight the issues.
At a meeting held in the evening, officials and engineers of TANGEDCO elaborated on themes of conservation, safety and prevention of power theft. T.Thiyagarajan, District Revenue Officer, P.Muthamilselvan, Superintending Engineer, TANGEDCO, Metro Circle, and others spoke.
Prizes were distributed to winners of various competitions organised for school students in connection with the event. Students of the Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts presented an awareness cultural show on the theme of the week.