Port Wings News Network:
Vigilance Awareness Week was observed in New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) from 28 October to 2 November 2019 as per the directives of Central Vigilance Commission with the theme “Integrity – A way of life.”
As part of the vigilance awareness week activities, integrity pledge was administered by Chairman, NMPT to about 550 employees and school children on 29 October 2019. A short play on “Transparency and ethics” was enacted by the cultural team of NMPT.
A walkathon for a distance of about 2.5 KMs from KIOCL junction to Administrative Office building has been organized on 30 October 2019 along with KIOCL. About 400 students, senior officers and staff of NMPT and KIOCL, port users, contractors/vendors participated in this walkathon displaying the placards relevant to this year’s theme.
Banners relevant to the theme were displayed at prime locations of the Port and also at prominent nearby public places to sensitize public about Vigilance. Elocution and essay writing competitions are conducted among the officers and employees of NMPT.
Essay writing and slogan writing competitions are also organized among the school children of Government High Schools at Meenakalya, Haleyangady, Krishnapura and NMPT school and the college students of Govt. Junior colleges at Haleyangady, Chelaru and Katipalla. About 180 students have participated in these competitions.
In association with Corporation Bank, an awareness Grama Sabha regarding vigilance and corruption was organized at Soorinje village on 31 October.About 60 villagers participated in this Grama Sabha.
The Valedictory Function in connection with the Vigilance Awareness Week observed at NMPT was held at the Port Auditorium on 04 November 2019.
Shri J. Arun Chakravarthy, IPS, IGP (Western Range), Mangalore was the Chief Guest, while the Port Chairman, Shri Venkata Ramana Akkaraju presided over the function. Prizes to the winners of the competitions conducted during the week are distributed in the valedictory function. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest appealed to the audience to be efficient in discharging the duties assigned to them, because efficiency helps in curbing the corruption. The Chairman of the Port quoted the phrase ‘Dharmo Rakṣhati Rakṣhitaḥa’ and appealed to the employees to perform their duties as their dharma and the same will protect them and help in ensuring transparency and honesty in the organization. He urged the Port employees to work with honesty and transparency so that NMPT can work towards achieving the goal of zero tolerance towards corruption.