INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT GOA SHIPYARD LIMITED
The 71st anniversary of Independence was celebrated at Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) with patriotic fervor. Rear Admiral Shekhar Mital, NM, IN (Retd) Chairman & Managing Director unfurled the National flag at the GSL campus, which was synchronized with the singing of National Anthem and Guard of honour by the CISF personnel. The function was preceded by Patriotic songs in Hindi, Konkani and Marathi composed and presented by GSL’s Serenade Group, CISF personnel and students from Ashadeep School & Municipal School Vasco. CISF Personnel also presented very impressive Weapon drill during the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman & Managing Director said that lets us cherish our independence with a feeling of gratitude for the sacrifices made and a sense of responsibility. He said Nation has moved significantly in last 70 years with GDP growing by 40 times and per capita income has grown by over 10 times at constant prices. We are 7th largest economy in the world and are leading in invisible innovations. These achievements are matter of pride for all countrymen. At shipyard our VoP has grown by over 70% in last 2 years, with profit growing by over 200% in the same period. With this we have emerged as the fastest growing shipyard in the country. With focus on execution, we have delivered 03 OPV to Indian Coast Guard, 02 MFPV to Mauritius and 01 AOPV to Sri Lanka in last one Year. On the basis of our performance we have won most prestigious awards including the prestigious Raksha Mantri’s Awards for ‘Best Performing Shipyard’ and for Best Design & Highest Exports amongst DPSUs. All these awards validate that we are on the right track of growth and prosperity. Indeed, with very inspiring and supportive leadership, both at the Centre and the State, it is upon us to seize the opportunity and respond back with same vigour and determination, so as to do our bit in serving our great nation.”
He lauded all employees of GSL for the wholehearted cooperation and hard work, which has resulted in the increased productivity and Quality of work. RAdm Mital called upon the employees to re-dedicate themselves for continued improvement of the Shipyard, Goa and our Country.
On the occasion, GSL employees were awarded with special commendation and commendation certificates for outstanding performance in their respective areas of work, while meritorious students received scholarship awards from the Chairman & Managing Director and other Directors. Besides, Safety Week celebration awards, safe driving awards & best turnout award for CISF were also presented on the occasion.