NHPC Limited, India’s premier hydropower company celebrated its 46th Raising Day on 7th November 2020 at NHPC Corporate Office, Faridabad and across all it regional offices, power stations and projects with great enthusiasm and fervour. The celebrations were held through video conferencing and following social distancing norms in view of ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Shri R.K. Singh, Minister of State (I/c), Ministry of Power, Government of India graced the occasion as Chief Guest and joined the event through video conferring. In his address, the Hon’ble Minister extended his warmest greeting to all NHPC employees occasion of NHPC 46th Raising Day. Hon’ble Minister lauded NHPC for its performance, efficiency and profitability. He praised the NHPC employees for their hard work and said that NHPC has many projects to implement in the future and wished for it to become a 50000 MW company, a true multinational in nature.
Shri Sanjiv Nandan Sahai, Secretary (Power), Government of India, the Guest of Honour for the occasion also joined the event through video conferencing. In his address, Shri Sahai, congratulated the NHPC family and acknowledged that NHPC is implementing projects in most difficult conditions. Shri A.K. Singh, CMD, NHPC extended his wishes to the entire NHPC family and asked all employees for their support in taking NHPC to newer heights. CMD, NHPC thanked Shri R.K. Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (I/c), Ministry of Power, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Minister of State, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India and Shri Sanjiv Nandan Sahai, Secretary (Power) Government of India for their constant support and guidance. He further informed that NHPC has organized blood donations camps on 6th and 7th November 2020 across all its locations on the occasion of 46th Raising Day of NHPC which are expected to collect almost 800 units of blood. Shri Ratish Kumar, Director (Projects) NHPC proposed the vote of thanks and acknowledged the contributions of all employees towards NHPC. During the celebration, winners of NHPC Awards Scheme (2019-20) under various categories as such Best Power Station, Best Construction Project, Exemplary Commitment, Star of NHPC and Star student for Class X and Class XII were awarded.
The function was also graced by senior NHPC officers including Shri Ratish Kumar, Director (Projects), Shri N.K. Jain, Director (Personnel), Shri Y.K. Chaubey, Director (Technical), Shri R.P. Goyal, Director (Finance) and Shri A.K. Srivastava, CVO, NHPC along with other invited dignitaries.
A special highlight of the function was release of NHPC anthem composed and sung by renowned playback singer Padma Shri awardee Shri Kailash Kher by Shri R.K. Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (I/c), Ministry of Power, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Minister of State, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. An enthralling Ghazal performance was also given by famous singer Shri Amrish Mishra on the occasion.