visit of the Committee on Paper Laid on the Table
(COPLOT), Rajya Sabha, headed by Dr. C. P. Thakur, along with
6 MPs and Committee officials of Rajya Sabha Secretariat
visited Goa on 9th and 10th September,2017
to hold discussion with Mormugao Port Trust and other
participating organizations on the issue of "Laying of Annual Reports and
was the Nodal Agency. The other participating Organizations were i) Goa
Shipyard Ltd.(ii) Institute of Hotel Management Catering and Applied
Nutrition,Goa (iii) National Institute of Technology, Goa (iv)
National centre for Antarctic & Ocean Research (NCAOR), Goa (v)
Goa Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Society
vi) Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) vii)
Goa Antibiotics and Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ix) BharatSanchar Nigam Ltd., (BSNL) x) EXIM Bank
xi) NABARD and xii) Konkan Railways.
Chairman along with other two MPs and Committee officials visited the
Port on 09.09.2017 and they were shown the Port
activities. Shri I. Jeyakumar, IRTS Chairman, MPT and
other Heads of Departments were present during the visit. The
Chairman, Shri I. Jeyakumar, also briefed the respected Chairman
of the visiting Rajya Sabha Committee and other members about
the developmental activities undertaken by the Port.
The two days
meeting completed successfully and Chairman of the Committee placed on record
his appreciation to MPT, Goa for the coordination of the committee meeting
2. MPT IN PURSUIT OF FULFILLING CONSTITUTIONAL BINDINGS
MPT has always taken up
the challenges to excel not only in achieving its developmental and progressive
goals but also in establishing high standards in the field of implementation of
official language. As our nation is celebrating 14th September
as Hindi Day commemorating the declaration of Hindi as
Official language, MPT has also chalked out various programmes,
competitions and activities in propagation of official language as a part
of "Hindi Pakhwada" to be observed from 14th September to 28thSeptember,
2017. To mark the auspicious occasion of “Hindi Diwas” a
message issued by the Hon’ble Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh,
was read by Smt. Nilam Kenkre, Hindi Officer in the august
presence of Deputy Chairman Shri G.P. Rai,
Secretary Shri J.B. Dhawale and other senior officers
and staff in the board room of MPT. It is stated that language
serves as an important role in all round development of a country. It brings
about cultural and social bonding and strengthens the unity of the
Highlighting the significance
of Hindi Day Celebration, Secretary, Shri. J. B. Dhawale, said
that Hindi Diwas is observed on September 14 after the constitutional
Committee decided to make Hindi as Official language of the Union in 1949.
He said, using Hindi language is one’s constitutional obligation and one’s duty
to learn and spread Hindi language in the country.
Chairman, Shri G.P. Rai, in his brief speech said ‘ It is
our national duty to implement more of Hindi in our day to day working.
Hindi is our national language as well as Official language and we should
always feel proud to use Hindi in our office work as much as possible. We as
the citizens of India should necessarily lay our focus on getting our Mother
tongue – Hindi, its importance to get recognized among the other languages and
other countries of the world. If we all support and give due respect to Hindi
language, then at the end we are supporting and giving due respect to our
The message of
the Hon’ble Home Minister was also read out in all the other departments
of the Port in the presence of respective HOD's and officers employees.
The Hindi Officer proposed a vote of thanks and gave a detailed
programme about the various activities and competitions to be organized
during the Hindi fortnight.