Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) director (operation) T.K. Nag (wearing shades), director (personnel) R.R. Mishra (in blazer) and other officials release balloons at Darbhanga House, the company headquarters in Ranchi, to mark the 38th Foundation Day of Coal India Limited (CIL) on Thursday.
The theme of this year’s celebrations is overall uplift of people associated with the coal major.
Nag, who was chief guest on the occasion, also unfurled the Coal India flag at Darbhanga House and later laid wreathes at Shaheed Smarak in a tribute to colliery workers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Addressing the gathering, Nag said since coal was the primary requirement of power plants and cement and steel industries, it was important to meet a target of 55MT in the current fiscal (2012-13) to steer the growth of the country.
“The company has produced 21.03MT till October 31, which is 1.2MT more than the same period last year. It has also registered a 10 per cent growth in coal despatch,” he said.
Mishra pointed out that CCL had had a successful journey since the inception of the National Coal Development Corporation in 1956. “It has carried out many welfare activities. On the occasion of CIL’s Foundation Day, CCL has been awarded the prize for best corporate social responsibility schemes among subsidiaries,” he said.
Mishra further said that the company was committed to the welfare of its workers. “It is promoting 2,801 employees, including 402 at the CCL headquarters here. We are planning to promote an additional 8,000 employees in the coming six months,” he added.
While the two senior CCL officials spoke of welfare, their spouses complemented them by walking the talk.
Neena Nag and Anita Mishra inaugurated a blood donation camp at CCL’s Gandhinagar Central Hospital. Altogether, 45 units of blood were collected on Thursday.
Picture by Hardeep Singh