Bhilai, Jan 27: The 70th Republic Day of the country was celebrated with patriotic fervour by members of Bhilai Steel Collective on Saturday. At the main function at Jayanti Stadium in Bhilai, Chief Executive Officer, AK Rath hoisted the national tricolor and the assembled gathering stood to attention as the CISF band played the national anthem. Present on the occasion were UK Sarkar, DIG (CISF), senior members of BSP Management Team, PK Dash, ED (Works); BP Nayak, ED (F&A); SK Basar, ED (MM); Dr SK Issar, Director I/c (M&HS); KK Singh, ED (P&A), general managers, senior officers of the Plant and other members of the Bhilai Steel Plant collective.
In his address to members of Bhilai Collective, Rath congratulated all members of the Bhilai collective and the members of CISF on the occasion of Republic Day. Earlier, the National Tricolour was hoisted at main administrative buildings by Executive Directors. At Sanyantra Bhavan, PK Dash, ED (Works) hoisted the tricolour while at Ispat Bhavan, BP Nayak, ED (F & A) hoisted the tricolour.
Smt A Rath, President, Bhilai Mahila Samaj unfurled the national flag at the Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital and Research Centre in the presence of the senior office bearers and members of Bhilai Mahila Samaj, CEO Rath, senior members of the Management Team, doctors and medical staff. Accompanied by office-bearers of BMS, Smt Rath visited the wards and distributed fruits to in-patients. Briefly addressing the medical & health services fraternity, CEO Rath urged doctors to also direct their efforts towards prevention of ailments and diseases. The Tricolour was also hoisted at all departments, administrative buildings, schools and Ispat Clubs.