Rear Admiral VK Saxena, IN (Retd.)

Kolkata. 27January 2022. Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd., (GRSE), a Mini Ratna Category 1 Defence PSU and a leading warship building company of India observed the 73rd Republic Day with patriotic fervor and enthusiasm on 26 January 2022 following appropriate COVID protocols. The celebration at GRSE Bhawanstarted with unfurling of National Flag by Rear Admiral VK Saxena, IN (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE, in the presence of Cmde. PR Hari, IN (Retd), Director (Personnel), Shri. R K Dash, Director (Finance), Comdt Shashi Ranjan, CISF and other senior officials and employees of GRSE followed by National Anthem.

Addressing the gathering, Rear Admiral VK Saxena, IN (Retd.) CMD, GRSE applauded all officers and workers towards the achievement of “Excellent”MoU Rating for the year 2021, whilst GRSE navigated through the difficult times of the pandemic facing many challenges. Highlighting the importance of the ‘Constitution’ for India as the world’s largest democracy, he stated that GRSE is committed to the national objective of self-reliance. Admiral VKSaxena stated that GRSE shall continue its quest towards ‘Atmanirbharta’ as a part of ‘AzadiKaAmritMahotsav’ initiatives by further enhancing its capabilities and adopting industry 4.0 practices.

GRSE Observes 73rdRepublic Day of India

The Shipyard is currently executing four indigenous shipbuilding projects including three Advanced Frigates under Project 17A, four Survey Vessels (Large) & eight Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Crafts for the Indian Navy and one Fast Patrol Vessel for the Indian Coast Guard. The shipyard is also executing two export projects.

As CSR initiatives, the company has undertaken donation of Medical Oxygen Generator Plants (MOGP) to Ramkrishna Mission SevaPratishthan (RMSP), Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre & Research Institute and Bharat SevaShramSangha Hospital, as well as setting up its COVID Vaccination Centre for providing relief to its employees and families.