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GRSE Achieves Another “FIRST’ on the Eve of 63rd Raising Day: Docks Large Survey Vessel at RBD Unit

Defence Industry

Kolkata: Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE) celebrated its 63rd Raising Day on April 19, 2022. On the eve of its 63rd Raising Day, the leading warship builder in the country has achieved another significant milestone by undertaking  docking of 110 metre long Large Survey Vessel ‘Sandhayak’ at Dock No 2 of its  Rajabagan Dockyard (RBD) Unit. This feat has transformed RBD unit into a full-fledged independent Yard to accomplish docking activities of similar large ships in the future to meet the maritime requirements on India’s Eastern Seaboard and thereby reiterating the Shipyard’s commitment to nation-building. Becoming the first Indian Shipyard to deliver 100 Warships to Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and friendly foreign countries, the company commenced its purposeful journey in 1960 and has made a stellar contribution in the shipbuilding and engineering products as on date.

The Raising Day event witnessed wholehearted and enthusiastic participation from all sections of GRSE employees in the presence of Cmde PR Hari, IN (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director (Officiating), Shri RK Dash, Director (Finance) and senior officials of GRSE. On the occasion, Cmde PR Hari unveiled ‘GRSE Varta 2022’, an annual In-house Journal of Shipyard. The award ceremony commenced with distribution of merit awards to Employee’s children and awards for exemplary performance to the Employees. During the event, various cultural activities were also performed by employees.