NCDC’s first Foundation Day celebrated at CCL

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NCDC’s first Foundation Day celebrated at CCL

Sunday, 02 October 2022 | PNS | Ranchi

Foundation Day of National Coal Development Corporation (NCDC), a Government-owned oldest coal mining PSU, was celebrated for the first time with enthusiasm and fervour at Central Coalfields Limited, Headquarters, Ranchi on Saturday. NCDC is the mother company from which Coal India Limited and its subsidiaries including Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) emanated. NCDC was established by Government of India on 1st October, 1956 and it comprised the Coal mines owned by railways too.

The event was attended by employees who were part of erstwhile NCDC and other luminaries of Coal India Ltd. Former CIL Chairman MP Narayanan, Former CIL Chairman PK Sengupta, , Former CIL Chairman AK Jha , Ex CMD WCL RD Roy, Ex CMD CCL and CMPDIL SK Verma, Ex CMD ECL SN Singh, Ex CMD CCL B Akala, Ex CMD CCL RP Ritolia, Ex CMD CCL Gopal Singh Ex DT CIL NC Jha attended the celebration. General Managers/HoDs of various departments along with a large number of employees attended the event.


Former employee of NCDC and senior JCSC member of CCL Ramendra Kumar also graced the occasion. Besides, Director Project and Planning S K Gomasta, Director (Finance) Pawan Kumar Mishra, Director(Personnel) Harsh Nath Mishra, CVO CCL S K Sinha, Area GMs, GMs & HODs from different department of CCL Headquarters and others will to present during the programme.

The stalwarts of the Coal Industry recounted their journey and shared various anecdotes during the programme. They also briefed the audience about the history of NCDC and the gradual evaluation to Coal India Limited. Ex-Chairman Dr MP Narayanan delivered the K.S.R Chari memorial lecture. KSR  was the renowned mining engineer of NCDC  and he was elevated to Coal Secretary, Government of India. The dignitaries expressed their gratitude to CMD, CCL PM Prasad for organising the First NCDC Foundation Day and glorifying the legacy of NCDC.

Chairman Coal India Limited Pramod Agrawal joined the celebration virtually. He congratulated CCL on organizing the event. Furthermore, he stated that Coal India is committed to fulfill the energy aspirations of the country carrying forward the legacy of NCDC.

In his inaugural address CMD, CCL welcomed all the dignitaries and said that it is a matter of pride for the company that eminent stalwarts from Coal industry have gathered at CCL. He further stated that the foundation and ethos provided by NCDC is a major reason for making Coal India Limited the leading coal mining company in the world.

A cultural program was presented by the employees of CCL and students of DAV Gandhinagar. Gargi Malkani and her group also performed classical Kathak dance.  Director Tech (Operations), CCL RB Prasad delivered the vote of thanks. Priya Ranjan, Chief Manager(Mining), CMD Sect anchored the programme.

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