NTPC observes National Safety Day

5 Mar 2017

46th National Safety Day was celebrated at KhSTPS on Saturday in a befitting manner. Prior to celebration, various safety competitions were organised like Safety Poster competition for employees, associates,  family members of employees & school children in 2 groups,  Safety Essay competition for housewives of NTPC employees and associates, Safety Quiz & Breathing Apparatus set Drill & exercise competition for NTPC employees. Prior to safety day celebration, NTPC Safety Month was celebrated during the month of November 2016 during which various safety competition like  Elocution for school children in 2 groups, slogan for employees, associates & housewives and safety suggestion competition for employees were also organized. 
The celebration started with safety flag hoisting by Rakesh Samuel, GGM (Kh).  One minute silence was observed in the memory of those who have sacrificed themselves during the construction and erection activities of our project. Safety pledge was administered by Mr Samuel, GGM (Kh) in Hindi and in English by Sh. S. Narendra, GM (O&M) followed by all. P. K. Khanra, AGM (Safety) welcomed the gathering & dignitaries present on the occasion. GM (FM) in his speech highlighted the need to follow safety rules and defined work procedures at work place while GM (Maint) has stressed the need for more intense identification and remedy for hazards related to power plant maintenance. GM (O&M) has pointed out the various common causes of accidents and appealed the gathering to adopt only safe methods on 24X7 basis irrespective of urgency of the job. GGM (Kh) appreciated the efforts put by several O&M and Services deptt towards following the road map to achieve Zero accident. He emphasized the need for demonstration of world class safety through action. He appreciated the dedicated efforts made by Safety dept to improve our safety standards. He appealed to all for their active cooperation and help for improvement and upliftment of safety standards of our project.
Prizes with certificates to the winning participants (97 nos) of various safety competitions organized on the occasion of ‘NTPC Safety Month Celebration -2016 and National Safety Say Celebration-2017 were distributed by the GGM (Kh) and dignitaries present on the occasion. Also 5 agencies, 6 agency’s supervisors and 56 agency’s workers and 3 CISF personnel were awarded for their safety consciousness and contribution in safety field on the occasion. The function was concluded with vote of thanks proposed by P. Chakrabortty, Manager (Safety). (EOIC)