Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), India’s No.1 Container Port celebrated the 71st
Independence Day with the recalling of achievements of the port by the Chairman
Shri Anil Diggikar. On the momentous occasion, Shri Diggikar hoisted a 45
meters tall 24-hrs flying Indian National flag on its shores in the presence of
Shri Neeraj Bansal, Deputy Chairman, JNPT along with other senior officials.
JNPT inaugurated a flag mast 45 mtrs high, next to the office which is on a
hill of 31 metres height giving it a total altitude of 76 metres.
height ships calling in at all terminals, anchorage and near shore can see and
admire the Indian National Flag. The flag measuring 45 feet by 30 feet is made
of a special polyester material with nylon webbing that will ensure the flag
keeps fluttering through all seasons. Flag hoisting ceremony followed by Guard
of Honour was conducted at the JNPT administration building. Speaking on the
occasion, Shri Anil Diggikar, Chairman, JNPT said “JN Port is the first Indian
Port to cross 4.5 million TEUs mark in the Indian port’s history.
highlighted the progress made on the various development projects like SEZ, Dry
Ports along with CSR projects like Jalyukt-Shivar Yojana and Mukhyamantri
Arogya Marathon where free health check-up is being conducted in Wardha region.
Shri Diggikar felicitated and thanked CISF officials for their contribution in
port security. The function was attended by JNPT officials, staff, students of
JNPT schools, CISF personnel.