New Delhi: Coal India Limited (CIL), a Maharatna PSU under the Ministry of Coal, and its subsidiary organisations continue to celebrate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ in different parts of the country with great zeal and enthusiasm by conducting a variety of programmes while also maintaining COVID-19 guidelines.
During iconic events, different milestones of coal companies were highlighted amongst the stakeholders. The achievements of coal companies in the field of energy conservation, eco-restoration, sustainability, diversification, technological advancement and digitalisation initiatives were brought out in the speeches of the CMDs of different subsidiaries and General Managers of the Areas.
At CIL Headquarters, along with the flag hoisting ceremony by the Chairman, the employees participated in singing patriotic songs. Koyla Darpan- a half-yearly Hindi magazine – Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav was also released as part of this year’s Independence Day celebrations. The magazine contains varied and inspiring articles on freedom struggle, women empowerment and highlights the journey of 75 years of independent India.
Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) also celebrated 75 years of India's independence with patriotic fervour and gaiety.
The beautiful and creative tableau at the Independence Day celebration was seen at NCL from all areas and units. The fascinating tableaus depicted messages of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, COVID Vaccination, Developing and Progressive Nation, Khelo India, Digital India, Start-up India, cultural heritage and other thematic topics.
Banners and standees depicting 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav' could be seen at every venue of the celebrations. Prizes were distributed for events conducted during the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations at WCL.
At Western Coalfields Limited (WCL), the CMD along with other senior functionaries visited Panchwati Old Age Home and spent time with the elderly who had witnessed the time of Independence, the memories of which are still fresh in their minds.
Floral tributes were offered to the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi at J&K Area of Southeastern Coalfields Limited (SECL). Each and every unit of SECL celebrated the day with great zeal, maintaining the COVID protocols.
At Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited (CMPDIL), Corona warriors, doctors and recovered patients were felicitated, patriotic songs were sung by employees, children of employees and plantation of saplings were carried out by the units. Independence Day was celebrated under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav in Birsa Uchha Vidyalaya, Ranchi. The school is funded under CSR and mostly tribal students of Kanke Road and Dam side locality study in this school.
ECL organised a bicycle rally in the Jhanjhara Area on the occasion of 'International Youth Day' under the aegis of 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.' The employees actively participated in the event where the team covered a distance of 5.5 km to spread the message of energy conservation.
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