Like Rebeka, around 500 children of six villages of the upazila get the opportunity because all houses are lightened now under the project.
Aziz, a seven-year-old child of the village said : “ We could not read at night previously as there was no light.Now we can study after the solar panel set up in the area.”
When this correspondent visited the area recently, he found the people who were involved with criminal activities like smuggling previously, they returned their normal life and send their children to school.
Sirajul Islam, a resident of the village said: “ I was involved with cow smuggling and several times I had escaped from the door of death.”
“Now I feel free myself as I have left the smuggling and run a grocery shop in the village.
“I am able to send my daughter to run her study and lead a happy life,” he also said.
According to sources, smuggling in the area have decreased after established solar power project by the BGB 30.
The children now go to school regularly and sit before the desk to study at night as there is sufficient light.
Before providing the power, the area was covered with dark at night and the criminals were running their heinous activities in the dark. Now there is no such kind of opportunity.
Joynul Haque, another villager said : “ At least five persons of my family were involved with smuggling in border area. My elder brothers were shot dead ten years back while he was smuggling cows from India.
The BGB members took steps to make people conscious in the area and provided power at every homes.
Nobody is now involved with the smuggling of my family and we are living happy life by running fish and vegetable cultivation,” he added.
The BGB 30 had taken some projects including setting up solar panel, fish, vegetable, honey cultivation and livestock farming.
Horipur Upazila Chairman Nurul Islam said: “ There is no criminal activities and smuggling in the area after the BGB had taken measures to set up several projects and make conscious the people.”
Tushar Bin Yousuf, commander of BGB 30, said after taking his charge in the area, a man was shot dead by BSF.
Afterward, he decided that he should take steps so that no body could be killed by BSF or involved with smuggling.