There is a need to make adaptive and proactive changes to keep pace with technology and to be able to effectively compete in the field of shipbuilding so that the Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) constructs platforms within much reduced time period, with highest quality standards and improved safety conditions, said the chairman and managing director (CMD) GSL Cmde B B Nagpal.
He was speaking during the 73rd anniversary of India’s Independence function which was celebrated at Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) in Vasco with patriotic fervor.
Nagpal unfurled the National flag at GSL campus, which was synchronised with the singing of National Anthem and Guard of honor by the CISF personnel.
On the occasion, CMD greeted all members of GSL family and GSL CISF contingent.
The sacrifices made by our freedom fighters and brave soldiers were solemnly remembered during this occasion through rendition of patriotic songs in Hindi, Konkani and Marathi which were presented by GSL’s Serenade Group.
This was followed by patriotic plays and skit on Industrial Safety by students from Municipal School Vasco.
The CISF Personnel presented a weapon drill during the programme.
Addressing the gathering, Cmde Nagpal highlighted the stellar and consistent performance of GSL in the past years and re-iterated the need to maintain the same tempo.
Cmde Nagpal brought to light the challenges faced in terms of increased competition in the market and highlighted the need to further develop upon the inherent processes and methodologies so as to improve our products and further curtail delivery timelines.
He however emphasised the need of adopting best safety practices in shipbuilding and urged all employees to keep safety consciousness as top priority while fulfilling their duties.
GSL employees were awarded with special commendation and commendation certificates for outstanding performance in their respective areas of work, Best Turnout awards for CISF were also presented on the occasion, while meritorious students received scholarship awards from the chief guest and other dignitaries.