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New Delhi “NTPC is a special company; it is the largest provider of energy to our country, the most important input for growth,” said  R K Singh, Union Minister for Power, New and Renewable Energy, here on November 7, 2021. He was speaking on the occasion of NTPC’s Raising Day. Singh, in his address, outlined the Company’s achievements, expertise, future goals and also discussed  NTPC’s role in leading India’s energy transition. He also appreciated NTPC for passing on approximately Rs 4500 crore to states in the last financial year by optimising energy charges.

Singh stated that NTPC needs to enhance itself from being a national company to being an international behemoth and should dream of becoming the biggest multi-national in the field of energy. He stressed that NTPC needs to keep growing and add to its capacity as the country needs to keep pace with the ever growing demand for energy. He also underlined NTPCs impressive record of producing almost a billion units every day, according to a PIB release.

Power Minister Singh presented the Swarn Shakti Awards to NTPC plants in the areas of Productivity, Safety, Protection, and Improvement of Environment, Rajbhasha, Best Health Facilities, CSR and Community Development and Project Management Awards. He also inaugurated the Shram Kaushal portal.

The Raising Day celebrations commenced with Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC Ltd, hoisting the flag at the Engineering Office Complex (EOC), Noida. The ceremony was attended by NTPC officials from locations across the country via online platforms, .

Ashish Upadhyaya, Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Power, Vivek Dewangan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India, along with Anil Kumar Gautam, Director (Finance), Dillip Kumar Patel, Director (HR), Ramesh Babu V, Director (Operations), Chandan Kumar Mondol, Director (Commercial), Ujjwal Kanti Bhattacharya, Director (Projects), and senior officials of NTPC were also present on the occasion.