Port Wings News Network:
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s premier container port, observed Hindi Pakhwada with great zeal following all the preventive measures amended by the Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hindi Pakhwada is celebrated in JNPT to motivate employees to promote the use of Hindi and create awareness as part of the ongoing initiatives.
Every year JNPT organizes various competitions for employees, their families and school children on the occasion of Hindi Pakhawada. This year due to the pandemic only essay writing, Hindi typing, letter writing, and story writing competitions were conducted virtually. Port officials and employees actively participated in all these competitions. Today, Hindi is one of the widely spoken languages around the world and the first language of more than 520 million people.
On the last day, September 14, an award distribution ceremony was held where Shri Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPT handed over the prizes to the winners of the Hindi competitions.
The Hindi Pakhwada Diwas celebration ended with a speech on the importance of Hindi, from Shri Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPT. Speaking during the event, JNPT Chairman, Shri Sanjay Sethi said, “We should feel proud of our own language and Hindi Diwas holds a lot of significance in the country and unites the Indian population”. Further he encouraged all employees of JNPT to implement Hindi language in their day to day communication to promote the language and maintain JNPT’s leading position in this regard.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) at Navi Mumbai is the biggest container handling Port in India accounting for around 52% of the total containerised cargo volume, across the major ports of India. Commissioned on 26th May 1989, in less than three decades of its operations, JNPT has transformed from a bulk-cargo terminal to become the premier container port in the country.
Currently JNPT 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.