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Prime Minister gets nostalgic; recalls days without power

August 20, 2005 17:30 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh remembered his own school days in a highly energy-deficient era while addressing children on the Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas to observe the 61st birth anniversary of  former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

"I was born in a village where there was no trace of electricity. When I was in the primary school, there was only a kerosene lantern available when I had to study in the night. This used to affect the eyes of many children. I also faced such condition", he said.

Singh said his grandmother used to get wood from a far away jungle for meeting the energy requirements.

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