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On Dt. 26.05.2018, Mechanised coal handling plant(MCHP) of Paradip Port Trust has loaded thermal coal of 86,896 MT for Andhra Pradesh Power Development Corporation (APPDCL) to one Panamax vessel i.e ‘M.V. Indus Fortune’ chartered by M/s. Bothra Shipping Services Pvt.Ltd., surpassing all previous records. The above quantity was loaded using two ship loaders in record time of 17:51 hrs & 16:00 hrs i.e. berthing to de-berthing & clearance to completion there by achieving the record productivity of 1,16,835 TPD & 1,30,344 TPD respectively. The feat was made possible due to close co-ordination & monitoring by PPT officials & whole hearted support extended by Vessel Crew, Agents & Exporter. This has been appreciated by all….
In order to cater to needs of the denizens from the peripheral areas of Paradip Port, free cataract operations have been conducted on 200 poor persons at PPT Hospital in a year under CSR scheme. In a meeting held in the Conference Hall of the Hospital, today on 16.05.2018, cheques towards spectacle assistance have been distributed for post-operation care. While distributing the cheques, Shri Rineksh Roy, Chairman, Paradip Port Trust congratulated the Dr. P. Panda, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. D.P. Sethy, Ophthalmologist who carried out the successful operations along with the Medical Staff in association with the Paradip Sakshyrata Samity. Smt. Subhalaxmi Roy, President, Paradip Ladies Club & other HODs of PPT were also present on the occasion. Further, the Port Authorities have set a target of 250 free cataract operations of the unprivileged people from the periphery to be conducted in the current fiscal. It is to be noted that, PPT Hospital is currently equipped with state of the art ophthalmic and other equipments.
Paradip Port Trust Authorities have taken a decision for providing higher type Qtrs to the employees and workers . The decision has been taken to provide such benefits to the employees for better standard of living conditions. PPT has also allotted 32 nos of Qtrs to the Contract workers those who are being engaged in emergency works such as railway, water supply and electricity, which has been vacated by the retired employees occupying the Qtrs for a long period.
In Paradip Port Trust, retired employees are occupying the Port quarters after their retirement and beyond the maximum permissible period i.e. one year. Many of the retired employees are staying in the quarters for more than 13 years and it is found that some of them have also sub-let their quarters to outsiders and are collecting rent for the same. At the same time, Port is finding it difficult to give accommodation to people genuinely involved in the running of Port and Port operation. Workers involved in maintenance of railway tracks are also not finding any accommodation at Paradip for which they have to commute from Kujang and beyond to do their duty. Port is losing traffic and revenue due to delay in restoration of railway services for this only. Similar is the case of workers involved in other emergency services of the Port like water supply, electricity and plant operations. While these retirees are enjoying undue benefits, genuine workers to the extent of approximately 700 to 800 have to stay far away from their worksites and face considerable difficulties. Even demands from State Government and Central Government Offices in Paradip for accommodation are not being met by the Port. The Port authorities also pointed out that recent Supreme Court Judgments have been very categorical in eviction of high dignitaries from their government accommodations beyond their stipulated periods. The Port authorities also clarify that these retirees in unauthorized occupation of quarters can get medical facilities of PPT on payment.
Paradip Ladies Club for inculcating the spirit of social activism among the denizens of Paradip today organized a Blood Donation Camp at its office premises. Gracing the occasion as Chief Guest Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT inaugurated the event. Guest of Honour Shri Rajesh Makwana, DIG/Commandant, Coast Guard, Paradip, Smt. Subhalaxmi Roy, President, Paradip Ladies Club, Smt. Kalpana Sahu, Secretary, Shri S.K. Sahu, FA & CAO, Shri U R Mohan Raju, Secretary, PPT, other HODs and ladies club members were also present. Apart from officers and employees of Paradip, Members of Paradip Banika Sangha, Students of Orissa Maritime Academy & Gopabandhu Kreeda Sansad, overwhelming number of volunteers from Paradip Sakshyarata Samiti, CISF & Coast Guard Units of Paradip donated blood with vivacity. Assisted by the staffs from Red Cross Wing, Jagatsinghpur around 200 units of blood were collected.
Shri Gopal Krishna, IAS, Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India has made a one day visit to Paradip Port Trust on 03.05.2018, as a part of regular review.
Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, Paradip Port Trust along with other HODs of PPT received him and explained the progress of the ongoing projects in the Port and gave a vivid account of various activities undertaken for augmentation of Port Capacity, in a review meeting held at the Board Room of PPT. Secretary, Shipping expressed his satisfaction on the progress of the projects undertaken by Paradip Port Trust and congratulated the PPT Chairman and his team for the excellent growth of the Port and especially for achieving the coveted 100 MMT mark in the last financial year in terms of cargo handling.
During his visit, Shri Gopal Krishna also had interactions with stakeholders of Port and visited the Port Township.
Coinciding with month long 100 MMT Celebrations, first ever day night cricket tournament was held by PPT under the aegis of Gopabandhu Kreeda Sansad (GKS) from 10th April to 15th April, 2018 in which all the 8 Departments of PPT participated. In the final match played on 15.04.2018 evening, Administrative Department stood as a winner. After winning the toss against Finance & Accounts Deptt., Administrative Deptt. elected to bat first and scored formidable total of 201 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in the stipulated 15 overs. Shri Ajay Kumar Behera of Administrative Deptt. was the highest scorer with 71 runs. Chasing the required target, the Finance & Accounts Deptt. was bundled out for 21 runs in mere 7.1 overs. Shri Behera was adjudged Best Batsman. Shri Rama Chandra Mohanty of Administrative Deptt. was given the Best all rounder performance award, Shri Biswa Ranjan Das of Administrative Deptt. was the Best Bowler and Shri Subhendu Mohanty of Traffic Deptt. was awarded for highest number of sixes. Finance & Accounts Deptt. was the second Runners Up and E&M Deptt. got the second runners up award. Medical Deptt. bagged the Best Disciplined Team Award.
Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT gave away the prizes in presence of Shri N. Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman, PPT, Smt. Subhalaxmi Roy, President, Paradip Ladies Club and Shri A. Jayasimha, President, GKS.
Paradip Port Trust (PPT) celebrated the Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. B R Ambedkar with much fervour on Saturday. The PPT fraternity led by Shri Rineksh Roy, Chairman, PPT including HODs, Senior officers, employees and representatives of trade unions and Paradip Port Trust SC & ST Employees Welfare Associations, offered floral tributes at statue of Dr Ambedkar in the morning. In the evening, a meeting was held at the Jayadev Sadan with PPT Deputy Chairman Shri N. Vaiyapuri presiding over it.
Gracing the occasion as Chief Guest, Dr. Kulamani Samal, MP, LS, Jagastsinghpur said that the auspicious day reminds the country about several improvements still to be done for up-liftment of the marginalised section in the society. Congratulating PPT management for achieving coveted 100 MMT mark in cargo handling, he advised to do more things for the periphery development. Chief Speaker Shri Ganeswar Behera, former minister described Dr. Ambedkar as the crusader of downtrodden and deprived people. Special invitee Shri Anchal Das, former MP told depived people to educate and organise for all-round development. Shri Bhajaman Behera, former Union Minister gave a vivid account of Dr. Ambedkar’s life, works and philosophy. Former MP Bibhu Prasad Tarai narrated the relevance of the thoughts and guidance of Dr Ambedkar in the prevailing social and economic conditions of India. Guest of Honour Shri Rinkesh Roy highlighted how the architect of Indian Constitution Dr. Ambedkar established Universal Rights to Vote and Rule of law concepts. PPT Secretary Shri U R Mohan Raju gave the welcome speech and Shri Prakash Mishra, PRO offered vote of thanks. Two books authored by Shri Anchal Das, former MP were released on the occasion. Notebooks and pens were presented to needy students and a cultural programme was presented by the artistes from Sagarika Kala Niketan.
The CISF Fire Wing of Paradip Port Trust celebrated “NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE DAY” on 14th April, to pay homage to Firemen and Officers who lost their lives in Bombay Dock Explosion on 14th April 1944 and in subsequent occasions at Main Fire Station. A Month long awareness programmes from 15-03-2018 to 14-04-2018 were arranged to provide unique opportunity to educate the people aware about fire hazards, fire prevention, firefighting & fire control measures etc to minimize, loss of lives & properties due to fires. The theme for the year 2018 issued by Govt. of India is “FIRE LOSS IS NATIONAL LOSS – LET US ADOPT FIRE SAFETY MEASURES”.
During the Fire Safety Awareness Month, various enlightening programmes were arranged to educate the General Public, PPT Employees, Contract workers, Home Makers, School/College Children through Classes, Demonstrations, Evacuation Drill, Essay / Slogan / Quiz / Drawing Competitions etc on General Fire Safety and Home Safety.
The Closing Ceremony of the “Fire Safety Awareness Month” was held at Main Fire Station on 14-04-2018. Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT was the Chief Guest of the occasion. Addressing the gathering, he told that fire has unique significance across various societies in the world, as it symbolizes purity. But, if it is uncontrolled, then it is potent danger to humanity. There should be well regulated systematic checks in place to avoid any fire related untoward happenings. He called upon the CISF Fire Unit to review the fire safety of local schools, hospitals and come out with valuable solutions in a time bound manner. All HODs of PPT, Heads and Fire Safety Officers from different Industries of Paradip, Port Users and Associates, School Children/Teachers of all Schools etc attended the function. Shri. B. Sundra, Commandant, CISF welcomed the invitees and Shri. R. V. K. Nair, Deputy Commandant/Fire presented the Annual Report of CISF Fire Wing and narrated about the programmes held during the month long awareness programme. All the winners of various competitions were given prizes by the Chief Guest. The CISF Fire Wing personnel presented a heart breaking live Fire Demonstration for the benefit of the public, in which Body Fire Extinction, various types LPG Fires and its extinction, High Rise Building fire & various types rescue methods, Major Oil Fire, rescue of victim from Trapped Vehicle and House, Aeroplane Accident & Fire, various Branch demonstration and at last National Flag display through three colour branches. Chairman, PPT and the participants appreciated the service rendered by CISF Fire Wing and especially the one month awareness pogramme which reached the public. One Exhibition displayed with Fire & Safety appliances, photographs of various events and drawing of the winners etc demonstrated and allowed the visitors to have a vision of it.
The World Health Day was observed at PPT Hospital today on 07.04.2018 with the theme “Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere”. On this occasion, a walkathon was organised to create awareness about problems among the denizens of the Port township. Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT flagged off the walkathon in which the doctors, paramedical staffs of the PPT Hospital along with HoDs of the PPT, CISF personnel and general public participated with much enthusiasm. Shri N. Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman, PPT inaugurated the display on medical faiclities currently available at PPT Hospital for general public. Smt. Subhalaxmi Roy, President, Paradip Ladies Club inaugurated Cervical Cancer Prevention Vaccination programme in which, adolescent girls from the locality within the age group of 9-15 years, were given vaccines.
Later on, a seminar on Cervical Cancer & Cardiac Diseases was organised in the Hospital Conference Hall. Renowned Cardiologist Dr. Bibhutendra Mohanty from Sunshine Hospital, Bhubaneswar and Oncologist Dr. Ranjit Kar from HCG Panda Curie Hospital, Cuttack explained the symptoms and latest cures available for treatment of these diseases. Dr. L Padhuria, Sr. Medical Officer and Dr. Durga Prasad Sethy, Ophthalmologist of PPT Hospital co-ordinated the event under the guidance of Dr. Prahlad Panda, Chief Medical Officer, PPT.
The 55th National Maritime Day was observed with gusto by Paradip Port Trust on 5 th April, 2018. Gracing the occasion as Chief Guest, Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, Paradip Port Trust unfurled the National Maritime Day flag at the function held at Wet Basin of the Port in the morning. Addressing on the occasion Shri Roy, highlighted how PPT inspite of handling dry bulk cargo, became the 2nd Major Port in India by achieving coveted 102 MMT mark in terms of cargo handling in the last fiscal. He made some worthy mentions of innovations put into place by some PPT Officials and employees to realize the dream of 100 MMT mark and thus by PPT joined an exclusive club of Ports to achieve the record fate. He commended the efforts put forth despite significant reduction in staff strength. He called upon all the stakeholders to put up their best efforts, so that PPT can achieve the mission of No. 1 Port in India and the coveted 120 MMT cargo handling mark in the current fiscal. Guest of Honour Shri N. Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman, PPT elucidated on the importance of celebration of Maritime day and emphasized how PPT is offering the lowest cost freight services. Presiding over the function, Capt. A.K. Mohapatra, Dy. Conservator, PPT in his welcome address said that the 5th April is celebrated as National Maritime Day in India because history was created on this day in the year 1919, when the first Indian owned ship SS Loyalty, sailed from Bombay to London. Guest of Honour Shri Prithiviraj Patnaik, Sr. Chief Engineer, Marine (Retd.) was felicitated on the occasion.
Several competitions relating to marine jobs were conducted amongst the employees of Paradip Port Trust, ladies present on the occasion, Indian Coast Guard, CISF and the trainees of Orissa Maritime Academy. Chief Guest Shri Roy gave away the prizes to the winners. Shri B. Sikdar, Sr. Marine Engineer of PPT tendered Vote of thanks. Last evening, a seminar was organised by Marine Deptt. with the theme “Indian Shipping - An Ocean of Opportunities” as part of Merchant Navy Week celebrations from 29th March to 5th April, 2018. Around 200 participants from the State & Central Govt. Agencies, Port Users, PPT Officials and cadets from Orissa Maritime Academy participated in the seminar.
With a record cargo handling of 100.12 MT till date, Paradip Port Trust has joined an “Exclusive Club of Ports”, which have handled 100 MT or more cargo in a fiscal. Giving credit to the all the stakeholders and especially, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of Shipping, while addressing a Press Meet held at Paradip, Chairman, PPT Shri Rinkesh Roy told, “The growth saga is a part of conscious strategy under the Sagarmala Programme of Ministry of Shipping. The Port has clocked remarkable 50% growth within last 5 years, as the cargo through put stood at 68 MT in FY 2013-14.” Shri Roy called upon all the stakeholders to wholeheartedly contribute for realizing the mission of No. 1 Port in India in terms of cargo handling in the FY 2018-19.
Paradip Port Trust achieved all time traffic throughput of 100 million tones during the year 2017-18 (up to 25.03.2018), as against the previous year’s traffic of 88.95 million tonnes exhibiting a growth of 15%.
During the year, the port performance parameter viz. Berth-day out-put improved to 24814 MT with 4.58% growth and the Berth Occupancy is 72% as against 67% of the previous year and handled13.55% more cargo to lead the port at par with international standard.
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ACHIEVEMENT IN LAST 3 YEARS:
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Enhancement of Draught in the existing Dock System
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Enables handling of Baby Cape size Vessels.
Total Capacity of 25MTPA added @ Rs. 560 Cr.
CAPACITY ADDITION PROJECTS:
The Port has taken up a host of projects to increase the capacity from existing 277 MMTPA to 325 MMTPA by 2025.
Some of the ongoing projects and future projects are as follows:
Roadmap for future:
In addition to the above, Port has taken up different initiatives to develop the Port city to a Smart Industrial Port City at an estimated cost of Rs. 2770Cr.
Improvement in Operational Efficiency:
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SWACHH BHARAT CAMPAIGN:
In response to the clarion call of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri NarendraModi for “Swachh Bharat” to realize Gandhiji’s dream of clean India, Paradip Port organized the campaign with participation of all sections of the Port township so as to bring about mass awareness and behavioral changes to achieve the goal. Several activities like construction of toilets in schools and college in the Port township, construction, operation & maintenance of public toilets at different places in Port township and wide circulation of the message in print & electronic media etc. have been taken up.
Cleaning operations are being conducted by PPT on a fortnight basis every first and third Saturdays of a month apart from Special Swachhata Drives like Swachhata Pakhwada, Swachhata Hi Seva Programmes to build the public awareness on swachhata.
The Port has been discharging its commitment to the society by taking up several CSR activities. This fiscal an amount of 5.52 Cr. has been earmarked for the same.
Paradip Port organised a six months free residential training programme for One Hundred Twenty (120) unemployed youth of Odisha through Central Institute of Plastic Engineering Technology (CIPET) Bhubaneswar at a cost of Rs. 72 lakh and all of them have been gainfully employed after the training.PPT is also supporting activities beneficial to the society by organizing free medical camps, literacy programmes through Paradip Sakhyarata Samity, running several educational institutions as well as Self-help groups, encouraging sports & culture etc. Paradip Port sponsored Asian Athletics Championship held at Kalinga Stadium with as sum of Rs. 25 lakh. Towards construction of Naugaon Bus stand, Rs. 50 lakh has been earmarked by PPT. Jagatsinghpur District HQRs Hospital has been sanctioned Rs. 10 lakh towards AC Installation and additionally Rs. 7.5 lakh has been sanctioned for purchase of beds. Rs.10 lakh has been sanctioned for ambulance to Kendrapara District HQRs. Hospital. Rs. 20 lakh has been sanctioned towards Kendrapara Town Hall development. In order to cater to needs of the denizens from peripheral areas of Paradip Port, free cataract operations have been conducted on 171 poor persons at PPT hospital in a year. An ALS Ambulance has been put to use for the common people of Paradip.
On behalf of Paradip Port Trust, Chairman expresses his gratitude to Hon’ble Trustees, Port Users, Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India, Govt. of Odisha, Indian Railways, particularly East Coast Railway, District Administration, Paradip Municipality, Trade Unions, all the employees and all other stakeholders who are connected directly or indirectly for their valuable contribution for all round development of the Port.
Last but not the least, Chairman expresses his gratitude to the Print and Electronic Media for their continued & forth-coming support and encouragement being extended for smooth functioning and development of the Port and look forward for such continued support, guidance and co-operation by all concerned in the days to come.
“Reinforce positive behaviour at the workplace to achieve safety and health goals” as the theme, the 47th National Safety Week was observed by Paradip Port Trust from 4th March to 10th March 2018. A function was held in the afternoon on 9th March 2018 in the Wet Basin. Attending the function, as the Chief Guest Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT focused upon importance of celebrating safety week. He suggested for ensuring the upcoming year as Zero Accident Year for PPT. He stressed on inculcating safety mindset especially among workers as PPT is vying for coveted mark of 100 MMT in terms of cargo handling. Most of the accidents are occurring in dark hours, PPT administration is going to install 50 Nos. of High Mast lighting towers in addition to the 218 Nos. of existing High Mast towers inside the Port prohibited area. Due to lots of train and truck movements in course of cargo transportation, to ensure safety of workers, Advance Warning System through light and siren will be installed within a month at the Railway Level Crossings inside the Port. Installation of Speed Governors and Traffic Squad movements are being made tight to keep close vigil on rash driving. PPT is endeavouring to ensure all movements inside port strictly through the Buses to be engaged by the Port to ensure safety of the workers. Shri Roy stressed on Discipline and Safe practices to make the Port – World Class. Thereafter, he awarded prizes to the winners of various competitions organised on the occasion.
Gracing the occasion, Shri Gopinath, Asst. Director, Dock Safety, Paradip said to make Safety everyone’s responsibility. Shri Banshidhar Sundara, Sr. Commandant, CISF Unit, Paradip also addressed the gathering and said that we should make safety a way of life.
Shri A. Jayasimha, CME, PPT in his welcome address called upon all the stakeholders to make the upcoming fiscal an Accident Free Year. Shri Chandan Panigrahi, Dy. CEE finally offered the vote of thanks.
Republic Day was celebrated by Paradip Port Trust Authority with a great passion. Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT unfurled the National Flag and took salute from 38 platoons consisting of CISF Jawans, students of Paradip College, Orissa Maritime Academy and different schools of Paradip Township.
Addressing on the occasion, Chairman, PPT informed that the Port is poised to reach 100 MMT mark in terms of cargo handling and thus by will join an “Exclusive Club” of Ports that have handled 100 MMTs namely Kandla and Mundra. It is also amongst the top three terminals in the country in terms of rakes handled per day. As envisioned by Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and under the guidance of Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Shipping Minister, under the ambitious Sagarmala Programme, the Port is augmenting its capacity. The Cargo Handling Capacity of it has been increased to 277 MMT per annum, which is the highest among all Major Ports. Four projects namely mechanisation of EQ-1, 2 & 3, construction of a new Deep Draught Iron Ore Berth, construction of new Clean Cargo Berth and Container Berth are in various stages of progress. The Clean Cargo Berth is slated for commissioning this year, which will boost not only the economy of Odisha, but also nearby states. A new Multi-modal Logistics Park spreading over 100 Acres of land will be set up, for which the work has been awarded to CONCOR and commencement of will happen this year. Paradip Port will emerge as one of the premier industrial hubs of the country and the Smart Industrial Port City will also fit into this vision. Under CSR activities, the Port is sponsoring 120 students each year for training through CIPET Bhubaneswar for gainful employment after training. Free cataract operations have been conducted on 163 BPL persons at PPT Hospital till date in the current fiscal and post operation treatment has also been extended to them free of cost. The Port is committed to treat 200 such persons in each fiscal. Under Janani Surakshya Yojana, incentives have been extended to 43 beneficiaries. He called upon everybody to avail the opportunity under the nationwide Measeles-Rebella(MR) vaccination campaign, for the children in the age group of 09 months to 15 years.
Shri Roy unveiled “Paradip Port News” – the quarterly House Journal of PPT and “Deepa Jyoti”, the quarterly magazine of Paradip Sakshyarata Samity (PSS). Patriotic chorus by Lady members of PSS, Fire fighting demonstration by CISF Fire Wing, Martial Arts & Gymnastics by Orissa Maritime Academy Students were the major attractions on the occasion. Thereafter, Shri Roy awarded prizes to the students who have won in debate, essay, quiz, patriotic song competitions and also felicitated to the officers and employees of the Traffic, Medical, IOHP and MCHP Deptts. and Worshop Division of E&M Deptt. for their exemplary works.
Thereafter, a Poet’s Meet was organised at Officer’s Club followed by an exhibition Women’s Volley Ball match in the afternoon at Gopabandhu Stadium and in the evening, the Inter School Patriotic Dance competitions were held among school children at Jaydev Sadan.
Paradip Port Trust clocked all time monthly volume record in terms of Cargo Handling as it handled 10.18 MMT cargo in January, 2018 thus by achieving its highest ever monthly total. Addressing the gathering of the Port Users and stake holders along with other govt. officials, Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT described it to be a historic day for the Port. He credited the all-round efforts of the officials and employees of Traffic Deptt., Marine Deptt., MCHP Division and IOHP Division for this tremendous performance. The PPT Chairman expressed that, the way Port is increasing its cargo handling, it seems that, PPT will cross the coveted mark of 100 MMT cargo handling in the current fiscal.
The previous record for total monthly cargo handling was reached only a month ago in December of 2017, when 9.5 MMT cargo was handled.
The MCHP has handled the highest no. of rakes i.e. 570 in the month of January, 2018, whereas the IOHP handled 116 rakes. TheMarine Deptt. successfully conducted a record no. of 467 shipping movements during the same period.
The 15th Paradip Marathon 2018 was conducted by the Sports Council of Paradip Port Trust on 3rd January 2018 on the occasion of Port Foundation Day. Shri Rinkesh Roy, IRTS, Chairman, Paradip Port Trust flagged off the same at the Hanuman Temple square. The Marathon covered a route of 14Kms and concluded at Gopabandhu Stadium amid great encouragement by the inhabitants of Port Township and members of other organizations.
Mr.Mukund Banra of Jharkhand won the first prize in the men category by completing the distance in 44 minutes 24.7 seconds, Mr. Yogendra Tiriya of Jharkhand got the second prize (44 minutes 53.1 seconds) and Mr. Sudhansu Nayak of Angul got the third prize (45minutes 25.8 seconds) in the men category.
In the women category, Ms Samsad Ara Begum of Cuttack won the first prize (52minutes 22.4 seconds), Ms Heera Majhi of Keonjhar got the second prize (58 minutes 11.7 seconds) and Ms Sobha Nayak of Jajpur got the third prize (58minutes 36.5 seconds).
Attending as Chief Guest Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT, Smt. Subhalaxmi Roy, President Paradip Ladies Club attending as Guest of Honour, DIG Rajesh Makwana, Commander Coast Guard and Heads of the Deptt. of PPT gave away the cash prizes at the valedictory function held at Gopabandhu Stadium.
The Officials and Technical members of the Paradip Port Sports Council with the Assistance of the officials of Odisha Olympic Associations the Marathon was conducted smoothly.
The 41st All India Major Port Athletics Meet and 29th Children Athletics Meet jointly organised by Major Ports Sports Control Board and Paradip Port Sports Council concluded at Gopabandhu Stadium this evening. The host Paradip Port has emerged as Overall Champion whereas the Visakhapatnam Port bagged the Runners Up title. Ms. Nivedita Tarai of Paradip Port Trust emerged the highest medal winner with a total medal haul of 12 Nos. in the Under 18 Girls Category i.e. 4 each in Gold, Silver and Bronze. In the 4 days sports extravaganza, 214 men, women and children athletes from 7 Major Ports i.e. from Chennai Port Trust, Cochin Port Trust, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Mumbai Port Trust, New Mangalore Port Trust, Visakhapatnam Port Trust and the host Paradip Port Trust were vying for the top honours.
Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT attended the valedictory function as Chief Guest and gave away the prizes. He appealed to the athletes to continue their sportsman spirit and bring more laurels at the national and international levels. Smt. Shubalaxmi Roy, President, Paradip Ladies Club attending as Guest of Honour on the occasion also distributed the prizes. Shri A. Jayasimha, CME, PPT and President of Gopabandhu Kreeda Sansad (GKS) presided over the function and gave the introductory remarks. Shri S.C. Nahak, SE, PPT and Working President of GKS and Shri Manas Kumar Sehti, Vice Chairman, Organising Committee also spoke on the occasion. Shri Rabi Das, Secretary, PPT Sports Council offered the vote of thanks. The Meet came to an end with a splendid Fire Crackers Show.
Senior officials and employees from PPT and sports enthusiasts form the port township were present in large numbers.
The 41st All India Major Port Athletics Meet and 29th Children Athletics Meet jointly organised by Major Ports Sports Control Board and Paradip Port Sports Council kick-started at Gopabandhu Stadium today morning. The inaugural function was attended by Shri Jai Narayan Pankaj, IPS, SP, Jagatsinghpur as Chief Guest and Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT, Shri N. Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman, PPT, Smt. Subhalaxmi Roy, President, Paradip Ladies Club were the Guests of Honour. A total of 214 men, women and children athletes form 7 major ports i.e. from Chennai Port Trust, Cochin Port Trust, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Mumbai Port Trust, New Mangalore Port Trust, Visakhapatnam Port Trust and the host Paradip Port Trust will be vying for the top honours.
Inaugurating the event, Chief Guest Shri Pankaj, took salute in a march past by participating contingents from 7 Major Ports which was led by Ghosh Band Troup of Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir, Paradip. He told that it is important to participate in the Meet even if one does not get a medal. All are the winners, who take part in this meet in true sportsman spirit. Guest of Honour Shri Roy, Chairman, PPT said that inspite of adverse weather conditions here, the members of the Sports Council and officials of the Meet have taken all care to begin this meet to enable the participants in sportsman spirit as it is like a family meet of the Major Ports. He wished everybody a happy and fruitful stay at Paradip. Shri A. Jayasimha, CME, PPT and President of Gopabandhu Kreeda Sansad (GKS) gave the welcome speech and Shri S.C. Nahak, SE, PPT and Working President of GKS read out a brief report about the Athletics Meet. Shri Rabi Das, Secretary, PPT Sports Council conducted the inaugural programme in which Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir students sang the opening chorus and mesmerized the audience through their patriotic dance performances. Olympic Association Judges in association with technical officials from the locals schools of the port township will smoothly conduct the 4 days sports event which will come to an end on 13th December 2017.