Nearly 63 years after Independence, a village situated on a hillock near Indore, got its first ever electricity connection.
Koparwel, a tiny village with 20 households, broke into jubilation with the lighting of a bulb in one of its huts this Friday.
Ambaram is the first villager to get the electricity connection.
No sooner was his house brightened by a CFL bulb, villagers worshipped the instrument, distributed "prasad" and burst firecrackers.
"It is a matter of joy that electricity has come to our village," Ambaram said.
Children are happy that they will have electricity to study at night and bid adieu to lanterns shortly while the youths are glad that they will not have to go to neighbouring village to charge their cell phone batteries, he said.
However, it was not an easy task to electrify Koparwel.
"It was a challenge to electrify Ambaram's place given that the village is situated on the hilltop," Madhya Pradesh Western Distribution Company Limited (MPWDCL) Chief Engineer Sanjay Mohase said.
In two to four days, other houses in the village too will get electricity connection, he said.