NHPC celebrates 45th raising day at Balutar

NHPC celebrates 45th raising day at Balutar
Fri, Nov 8, 2019

ISABELLA GURUNG
GANGTOK:
To commemorate 45 years of service to the nation, the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) celebrated its 45th raising day in a grand manner at NHPC ground, Balutar, near Singtam today.
The celebration was graced by StateBuildings &Housing minister Sanjit Kharel as the chief guest and Denzong Regency owner Tashi Densapa as the special guest.
Kharel expressed that NHPC has helped in nation building since its establishment. NHPC has been working for the welfare of Sikkim and providing employment to the locals, he stated.
Earlier today, the minister took a tour of the power plant and interacted with the engineers. “I was amazed to witness the equipments and cleanliness of the power plant. It was cleaner than most shopping malls,” he said.
The minister further appealed the people to maintain cleanliness.
Densapa expressed that NHPC is the first power project in Sikkim and it has been here for a long time.We are confident that NHPC will continue to provide quality products in future too, he said.
NHPC general manager Sahadev Khatua briefed on the history of NHPC.
“NHPC was established in 1975 and in 45 years, 23 projects are in operation. It has been possible due to the collective effort of all our staff members. Our target is to reach 26000 million units. NHPC also has its footprints in Nepal, Bhutan and Afghanistan. We are now the proud owner of Lanco project. Our target is to complete it by 2024,” he said.
During the occasion, NHPC felicitated five senior citizens for their contribution towards the society.
NHPC also distributed annual scholarships of Rs. 24,000 to 15 meritorious students of east, south and north districts. The scholarships were presented under NHPC scholarship award scheme CSR&SD for financial year 2019-20.


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