Kolkata. Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd., (GRSE), a Mini Ratna Category 1 Defence PSU and leading warship building company of India celebrated Independence Day with patriotic fervour and enthusiasm on 15 August 2022. Cmde PR Hari IN (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE, hoisted the National Flag at GRSE Bhavan in the presence of Shri RK Dash, Director(Finance), GRSE, Cdr Shantanu Bose, IN(Retd), Director(Shipbuilding), GRSE and other senior officials and employees of GRSE.
As part of the “ Har Ghar Tiranga” initiative under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, GRSE organised a series of events from 08 Aug 22 to the 13 Aug 22, starting with the distribution of flags to students at Sister Nivedita University (SNU), Kolkata. GRSE organised Swachhta Abhiyaan around 11 prominent monuments in Kolkata including the Victoria Memorial and a Rally from its Main Works Shipbuilding Unit to 61 Park Engineering Unit. Flags were distributed to local school children & employees & a Quiz Contest organised on “India’s Freedom Struggle” for employees. The winners of the quiz Contest were awarded today.
In his address, Cmde PR Hari IN (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE, greeted all employees & appreciated the determined efforts made by them to take the organization forward despite several challenges. While urging employees to keep the sacrifices made by the country’s freedom fighters in mind, he stated that Freedom does not come Free and every employee in which ever sphere they are, need to give their best & that would be the contribution they make towards the Shipyard and the Nation. He congratulated one and all on the stellar financial results of the shipyard. Four ship launches including launch of prestigious P17A Advanced Frigate, Dunagiri being built for Indian Navy, Export Vessel for Guyana, FPV for Indian Coast Guard & 2nd SVL Nirdeshak for Indian Navy along with simultaneous keel laying of 3 ships and start production for 01, made it a “Happening Quarter 1 FY 22-23’’, he said. To top it all, under its “Go Green Initiative’’, GRSE has signed a Contract with the Government of West Bengal for design and development of a Next Generation Electric Ferry, he mentioned. The CMD also appreciated the efforts put in by the CISF & Security personnel of GRSE in safeguarding the premier shipyard of the country. The CMD concluded by reaffirming GRSE’s resolve to provide quality ships to the nation’s maritime forces and remain committed to the national objective of achieving Self Reliance as the nation marches towards India 2.0.