New Delhi: NHPC Limited celebrated its 47th Raising Day on November 7 at its corporate office, Faridabad and across all its regional offices, power stations and projects with great enthusiasm and fervour. Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh graced the occasion as the chief guest. In his address, the Minister extended his warmest greeting to all NHPC employees on the occasion of NHPC 47th Raising Day. Minister praised NHPC employees for their expertise, hard work and dedication. He said that hydropower is environment friendly and the need of the hour.
The minister added that India has vast hydro potential that is yet to be tapped. He further said that NHPC is growing steadily and is on the way to becoming a 50,000 MW company and one of the largest companies globally in its field. He particularly appreciated the achievements of NHPC in hydropower development in the last few years.
In his address, NHPC CMD AK Singh thanked RK Singh Ministry of Power for their constant support and guidance. He informed that NHPC currently has a total installed capacity of 7,071 MW from its 24 power stations. He also said that the Union Minister of Power had laid down the target for NHPC towards becoming a 50,000 MW company and NHPC has since been working hard towards this goal and will become a 50,000 MW by 2040. He further said NHPC is increasingly becoming a completely self-reliant organisation and is carrying out most of work in-house without relying on external agencies and is thereby working under the true spirit of Atmanirbhar Bharat.
Speaking on the occasion, the Ministry of Power's Additional Secretary SKG Rahate lauded NHPC for its efforts and execution of projects in the most difficult and challenging areas. He also said that NHPC will be playing a major role in meeting the electricity demand of the nation through its clean energy portfolio.
During the celebration, winners of NHPC Awards Scheme 2020-21 under various categories as such Best Power Station, Best Construction Project, Exemplary Commitment, Star of NHPC and Star student for Class X and Class XII were awarded.
The function was also graced by senior officers from the Ministry of Power and NHPC officers including Ashish Upadhyaya (Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power), Vivek Kumar Dewangan (Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power) Raghuraj Madhav Rajendran (Joint Secretary (Hydro), Ministry of Power), NHPC's Director (Technical) YK Chaubey, Director (Finance) RP Goyal, Director (Projects) Biswajit Basu and CVO AK Srivastava along with other dignitaries. Basu delivered the vote of thanks and expressed his gratitude to the dignitaries for taking time from busy schedules and gracing NHPC day with their presence.
A special highlight of the celebrations was an enthralling performance by renowned playback singer Padma Shri awardee Kailash Kher which was enjoyed by all present on the occasion.
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