Guwahati, April 24: Numaligarh Refinery Limited celebrated its 23rd Foundation Day on April 22. It was on this day that the company was established in the year 1993 in fulfillment of the commitment made in the historic in Assam Accord of 1985. NRL Day was celebrated with enthusiasm in all locations of the company where employees got together to observe this special day.
At Numaligarh, celebrations commenced in the morning at the main play ground of NRL Township with the hoisting of the NRL Day flag by GM (Projects) M.R. Baruah. This was followed by rendition of the NRL theme song by a section of the employees. Thereafter, NRL Day pledge in Assamese, Hindi and English was administered to all employees. MD NRL Mr. P. Padmabhan, in his message to employees, acknowledged their unstinted contribution in achieving excellence in all spheres of activities while exhorting them to strive even harder to meet the challenges ahead. He also shared accolades showered upon NRL by the Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan who during his recent visit termed NRL as a ‘Model Refinery’ which could be the ‘Energy Hub’ of the Northeast.
A tree plantation drive was also carried out by dignitaries present. First lady, Ambika Padmabhan distributed sweets to patients of VK NRL hospital , an integral part of the NRL family. Later in the day, MD Mr. P. Padmabhan iugurated the CCTV system at NRL Township. The evening cultural program held at the NRL Community Center saw whole hearted participation of NRL employees and their families. The audience was regaled by popular numbers by well known singers Lou Majaw and Mitali Dey . Dance performances by troupes from the neighborhood of the Refinery were another highlight of the evening’s function. The Foundation Day celebrations concluded with a Fraternity Dinner at the Community Centre.
NRL Day was also celebrated at the Company Registered Office, Guwahati and other locations of the company at Delhi, Kolkata and Siliguri. NRL Day pledge taking, reading of MD’s message and rendition of the NRL theme song marked the celebrations.