Port Wings News Network:
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA), India’s premier container port, celebrated India’s 74th Republic Day with patriotic fervour. This year’s celebration was even more special as India is observing its 75th year of Independence.
The celebrations started with unfurling of the Indian tricolour at the hands of the chief guest Shri Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPA, in presence of Shri Unmesh Sharad Wagh, IRS, Dy. Chairman and HODs. It was followed by rendition of the national anthem wherein all the employees along with their families participated.
During the celebrations held at JNPA, the CISF officials presented the Guard of Honour to the Chief Guest.
Addressing the JNPort family at the ceremony, Shri Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPA, said, “Let me extend my wishes to you all on the auspicious occasion of India’s 74th Republic Day. It’s on this in 1950 that our great country achieved the full stature of sovereign, secular, socialist republic by accepting the Constitution. We remember our leaders who laid their lives to achieve this status. Let’s take an oath to follow the path shown by our great leaders to make our country an economic and social power. We can collectively achieve this goal and maintain social equilibrium within our country.”
The event was followed by a cultural programme by the students of JNPA School.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) at Navi Mumbai is one of the premier container handling ports in India. Commissioned on 26th May 1989, in less than three decades of its operations, JNPA has transformed from a bulk-cargo terminal to become the premier container port in the country.
Currently JNPA operates five container terminals: The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT), the Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT), the Gateway Terminals India Pvt. Ltd. (GTIPL), Nhava Sheva International Gateway Terminal (NSIGT) and the newly commissioned Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Private Limited (BMCTPL). The Port also has a Shallow Water Berth for general cargo and another Liquid Cargo Terminal which is managed by BPCL-IOCL consortium and newly constructed coastal berth.