72nd Republic Day celebrations was organized in a very grand and befitting manner inside the premises of Central Workshops, Goldenrock in the presence of Staff, Supervisors, Officers, Office Bearers of Organized Labour and Associations duly ensuring social distancing norms. Chief Workshop Manager Shri. Shyamadhar Ram unfurled the National Flag and received the parade salute by four platoons consisting of RPF personnel, St. John’s Ambulance Brigade, Bharat Scouts & Guides and Trainees of Workshop Training Centre.
During his Republic Day speech, Chief Workshop Manager Shri. Shyamadhar Ram highlighted various achievements of Ponmalai workshop during the year 2020–21 in general. He complemented the extraordinary efforts taken by various production teams and support teams which enabled this workshop to scale new heights in terms of productivity and reliability. He highlighted that during Republic Day speech today in Chennai, the General Manager of Southern Railway has lauded the efforts of this workshop in developing low cost ventilators for hospitals, in bagging Excellence in Energy Management 2020 award from Confederation of Indian Industry and National Energy Conservation Award from the Bureau of Energy Efficiency.
Leadership Awards were distributed to 5 Officers and 22 supervisors in recognition of the exemplary initiatives taken by them in productivity, quality, reliability, safety and staff welfare in this workshop. Award of excellence for their outstanding contribution and stupendous performance was issued to 79 supervisors and staff. In order to harness the innovative and creative culture in the workshop premises, five prizes were announced for the best innovations carried out in this workshop this year.
In culmination of the Republic Day Celebrations, mass tree plantation of 200 bhima bamboo saplings were planted in the presence of Smt. Chandrawati Devi Shyamadhar Ram, President, Southern Railway Women’s Welfare Organization, Goldenrock unit and Shri. Shyamadhar Ram, Chief Workshop Manager near Workshop Training Centre in workshop premises.