Surat/Kolkata. 15 September 2022.  Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited, Kolkata has been awarded the prestigious ‘RAJBHASHA KIRTI PURASKAR’ by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India for the best implementation of Official Language under Public Sector Undertakings in Region ‘C’ for the year 2021-22.

The award was presented to GRSE by Ajay Kumar Mishra, MoS Home Affairs, during the Hindi Diwas Celebration organized at Surat under the Chairmanship of  Amit Shah, Union Minister of Home Affairs and Cooperation. Bhupendra Bhai Patel,  Chief Minister of Gujarat, Nishith Pramanik, MoS Home Affairs and other Union and State Cabinet Ministers, MPs and MLAs were present on the occasion.

The Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar is the highest award given by the Government of India in the field of official language implementation and it is a matter of great pride and honour for GRSE, the only Defence and Public Sector Undertaking in Kolkata to receive this prestigious award this year. It is also the sixth time that GRSE has been conferred with the award for the implementation of official language in Public Sector Undertakings. It is noteworthy that GRSE has earlier received awards for the best official language implementation during 2011-12, 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17. GRSE has continued its progress in the direction of achieving excellence and quality in shipbuilding and made qualitative progress in the field of the official language Hindi. GRSE has been honoured with Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar as well as Rajbhasha Shield by Town Official Language Implementation Committee (TOLIC) this year.