The Republic day was celebrated in MRPL in front of MRPL Employees= Recreation Centre at 0900 hrs on 26th January 2019.
CISF Contingent of MRPL performed a Ceremonial Salute to the National Tricolour. CVO, Senior Management Personnel, Employees and their family members in large numbers were present during the occasion.
Shri M Venkatesh, Managing Director unfurled the national flag. He addressed the gathering and said that it was the same day in 1950 we replaced the Government of India Act of 1935 with governing document known as Constitution of India. He thanked all the stakeholders and Team ONGC for being with us in the great growth story of MRPL. He remembered Late Shri AK Sahoo our Director Finance and said his sudden demise has put us in great shock and we are recovering with ‘never give up’ attitude and support from various corners.
Managing Director had a special mention about all women contingent of Assam Rifles at Republic Day Parade at New Delhi led by Major Khushboo, daughter of a bus conductor. Women are part of the growth story of MRPL, he said, including in CISF, MRPL School and secondary work force. Each member of Team MRPL salute our armed forces, paramilitary forces including CISF and all the uniformed personnel who keep us safe by sacrificing their lives. He complimented all the employees working in various departments for successfully handling the challenges faced by the refinery. Team CSR and volunteers are doing a great job in our social responsibility of giving back to the society especially villages in our close vicinity, he said. He also mentioned about the Biodiversity Park to be set up by MRPL in the marshy area with the help of Pilikula Nisarga Dhama. MRPL is in the process of setting up a Desalination Plant to reduce our dependence on fresh water, he said. We need to operate at highest efficiency, he said and concluded his Republic Day speech by chanting the line of ‘Sare Jahan se achha…’