Guwahati: To recognise the contribution and institutionalise the practice of celebrating a day as ‘Lineman Diwas’ by all State and Private discoms, the Central Electricity Authority of India (CEA), together with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, commemorated the Third Edition of Lineman Diwas in New Delhi, recently. The initiative aimed to recognise the tireless efforts of the most critical pillar of power distribution – the linemen and ground maintenance staff.
Linemen from Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL), Bipul Kumar Das, Anowar Hussain, and Kumud Kalita were felicitated by Ghanshyam Prasad, Chairperson and Ex-Officio Secretary to the Government of India, Central Electricity Authority, Ministry of Power at the grand event in New Delhi.
In 2021, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited conceptualized and initiated the celebration of Lineman Diwas to applaud and recognize the hard work of all ground staff members. With the CEA actively supporting and encouraging this initiative, the Third Edition of Lineman Diwas this year has been joined by discoms from various states, including Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Odisha, Telangana, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh.
Over 100 linemen from 20 State and Private discoms visited the capital to participate in the celebration. Across the country, more than 100 discoms celebrated Lineman Diwas at their respective locations, with over 50,000 linemen being felicitated to mark the celebrations.
Commenting on the initiative, Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO of Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, said, “We are the proud torchbearers of this initiative, and are happy that discoms across the country are joining hands in acknowledging the selfless commitment and service of our frontline workers. With the Lineman Diwas celebrations, the intent is to gain national recognition for the sacrificing nature of challenging services they perform round-the-clock to keep power flowing and ensure public safety.”
The theme for the event was ‘Seva, Suraksha, Swabhiman’, which surfaces and highlights a lineman’s meticulous actions on emergency calls for repair and maintenance of the power lines.