On the day of Ramnavmi today,darkness engulfed Jharkhand.There was no power supply throughout the day.
The power supply was disconnected as part of a precautionary measure by the Jharkhand State Electricity Board.It is slated to be resumed by 10 P.M tonight,said a senior JSEB officer.
This is not the first time the JSEB had taken such a measure.In fact,in festivals such as Ram Navmi and Muharram,when processions,each with a group of processionists,march on the streets carrying flags tied in large size bamboos,the naked wires hanging in the skyline pose as dangers.
Some years ago,more than ten Ramnavmi processionists were electrocuted.Eversince then,the JSEB has been switching off the power supply on Ramnavmi and Muharram, instead of conceiving and implementing the plan to build under ground system of cabling.
”This is very unfortunate and painful’,cribs Samir David,a resident.