Vasco, Goa: On the occasion of 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas,' Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Defence, conducted various activities in a festive and patriotic atmosphere.
The activities commenced with a 'Run for Unity' which started from SAG Sports Complex, Chicalim to Shantinagar, Vasco. Participants included school students, CISF personnel and GSL Employees and was quite a success. Run for Unity was organised countrywide on the occasion of the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel. Activities were organised with the aim to encourage and foster unity, brotherhood and patriotic mood across the nation, thereby paying homage by a grateful nation to the 'Lauh Purush' Sardar Patel, who is credited with uniting India, post Independence.
The Unity Pledge was administered by GSL's CMDE BB Nagpal, who also flagged off the 'Run for Unity'. The CMD joined the run with the other participants, in his inherent style of leading from the front.
While speaking on the occasion, CMD appreciated the energetic spirit of all the participants, sending out a loud and clear message that 'we stand united' India is one, in this momentous 'journey of growth' that India is presently transcending.
Refreshments, Medical and emergency services were made available for the event. Local schools, RTO Vasco, Goa Police and Sports Authorities of India and Local Administration provided excellent support to GSL in making the event successful in the Sports Diary of the city of Vasco da Gama.
A March-Past was also conducted by GSL commencing from GSL premises and culminating at MMC, Vasco. This was attended by about 60 school students, CISF personnel and GSL officers. Other activities such as essay competitions on the topic 'Rashtriya Ekta' were also held on this occasion for GSL employees, CISF Personnel and family members.
In addition to this, a movie titled 'Sardar' was screened in various locations within the GSL premises. Further, a blood donation camp in collaboration with GMC Blood Bank was also organised in the GSL. Voluntary blood donors in large numbers participated in this camp.