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LEH/GURUGRAM: Women achievers from Leh met women executives of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), a Maharatna Public Sector Undertaking under Ministry of Power, in a function organised by Northern Region- II of POWERGRID in coordination with the Social Welfare Department of UT Ladakh.The function was organised under the banner of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav which celebrated women empowerment. Girl students of Eliezer Joldan Memorial (EJM) College, Leh were invited to interact with the speakers.The Chief Guest, Padma Angmo, Secretary, Hr. Edu. & Social Welfare, Ladakh, said, it was heartening to see women in the engineering field which a decade ago was considered a male bastion.She hailed the invited women achievers from Leh and said that Ladakh had a long list of women achievers, who are an inspiration to not only girls but boys of Ladakh as well.The function was organised on the theme of ‘My Story’. Eminent guests from Leh included Dr. Tsering Lhadol (retd.) first Gynaecologist of Ladakh; Dr. Tsering Dolma (retd.) first woman Chief Medical Officer of Ladakh; Nilza Wangmo (Entrepreneur and founder of Alchi Kitchen), Rinchen Dolma (Captain of Indian Ice Hockey Women’s Team).The women addressed the students and inspired them with the stories of their struggles and achievements. Several women from POWERGRID including Pratyaksha, Senior GM Fin, NR-II & Nyla, Engineer presented their stories.Earlier, women executives of POWERGRID visited EJM College for interaction with students, and students were also taken to 220/66 kV GIS Phyang Sub-station of POWERGRID for an educational tour.POWERGRID has presently 172,154 ckm of transmission lines, 262 Sub-stations and more than 446,940 MVA of transformation capacity. With the adoption of latest technological tools and techniques, enhanced use of automation and digital solutions, POWERGRID has been able to maintain average transmission system availability over 99%.
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