Faridabad 12 November :NHPC Limited, India’s premier hydropower company celebrated its 44th Raising Day on 12th November 2018 at its Corporate Office at Faridabad with great enthusiasm and fervor. Shri R.K. Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge), Power and New & Renewable Energy, Government of India graced the occasion as Chief Guest. In his address, Shri Singh extended his warmest greeting to everyone present on the occasion of NHPC Raising Day. Shri Singh lauded NHPC for its performance, efficiency and profitability and highlighted that hydro power is a clean and green source of power. Shri Balraj Joshi, CMD, gave a presentation on the recent achievements of NHPC including its installed capacity, achievements in capacity addition, CSR initiatives etc. Shri N.K. Jain, Director (Personnel) proposed vote of thanks and acknowledged the contributions of all employees towards taking NHPC to great heights. Shri R.K. Singh also laid the foundation stone by remote of a 1000 KV rooftop solar plant installed at NHPC Residential Colony, Faridabad.
During the celebrations, winners of NHPC Awards Scheme (2018-19) under various categories as 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 Shri Vipul Goyal, Cabinet Minister, Environment, Industries and Commerce, Industrial Training, Government of Haryana, Shri Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Secretary (Power), Government of India and Shri Aniruddha Kumar Joint Secretary (Hydro), Ministry of Power and senior NHPC officers including Shri Ratish Kumar, Director (Projects), Shri N.K. Jain, Director (Personnel), Shri M.K. Mittal, Director (Finance), Shri Janardhan Chaudhary, Director (Technical) and Dr. Ved Prakash, CVO alongwith other invited dignitaries.
A special highlight of the evening was a grand cultural programme featuring renowned playback singer Javed Ali. A colourful folk song and dance performance was also made by artists from Manipur that greatly enthralled the audience.