New Delhi: The 29th Foundation Day of Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has been observed in a solemn manner observing all COVID-19 protocols on April 22. At Numaligarh, the observance commenced with the hoisting of the NRL Day flag at Kunjakanan- NRL Township by NRL's Managing Director SK Barua in presence of NRL's Director (Technical) BJ Phukan, NRL's Director (Finance) I Mittra and senior officials of the company. NRL theme song was played followed by NRL Day Pledge taking in Assamese, Hindi and English, which was also undertaken in other locations of the company.
Barua in his address recollected the glorious journey of the company from its inception in the early nineties through its establishment as a company in the year 1993 and paid rich tributes to the pioneers of the refinery project, who manoeuvred through uncertainty to translate a dream a reality. While Director (Technical) Phukan exhorted employees to embrace change swiftly in today’s dynamic world where the future of energy is undergoing a paradigm shift; to remain relevant and sustainable in the long run. And Director (Finance) Mittra acknowledged the wholehearted efforts of NRL employees during the trying times on account of the COVID-19 pandemic and shared major highlights of the Company’s performance and the way forward as NRL marches ahead to implement major projects that promise to change the industrial landscape of the region.
As part of the NRL day function, four mini trucks were handed over to nearby groups engaged in agricultural activities. The awards ceremony of ‘Be The Change’ Employee suggestion scheme 2020 was held and citations were handed over to prize winners. Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, one lakh 3 Ply Facemasks were distributed in nearby market places.
A few launches and inaugurations were carried out as part of the celebrations including the inauguration of the Sewage Treatment plant at NRL Township, flagging off 2 Mobile Dispensing Vehicle branded Photonz, the inauguration of a new elevated flare. Finally, a VC was held in the newly inaugurated Board Room at NRL Admin Building where MD and Directors interacted with senior officials from other locations of the company.
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