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Coal India felicitates Manna Dey

Coal India, in its role as a corporate citizen promoting art and culture, felicitated the legendary singer “Dada Saheb Phalke Award” recipient Padma Bhushan Manna Dey in Kolkata recently on for his meritorious contribution to Indian music.

Sriprakash Jaiswal, Minister of State for Coal, presented a silver plaque to the versatile genius Manna Dey. “It is befitting that the felicitation is held in the city of Kolkata famous for art and culture,” stated Jaiswal.

In another function, Jaiswal laid the foundation stone for the proposed office complex of Coal India at Rajarhat, Kolkata. The official ceremony was attended by Alok Perti, Additional Secretary (Coal), Partha S Bhattacharyya, Chairman, Coal India and Directors of CIL.

CIL has already entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Building and Construction Company (NBCC) Limited, a public sector unit, for construction of its state-of-the–art office complex of CIL, at an estimated cost of Rs 126 crores, on a 15 acre plot at New Town, the fast expanding city periphery. The official complex will however come up in 5 acre area.

The building designed to accommodate about 900 employees measures approximately 269,000 Square Feet in Ground plus eight storied configuration. The proposed complex shall be aesthetically appealing with all amenities of a modern office complex.

The proposed Complex shall also house “Martyrs Memorial” in memory of coal miners who laid down their lives in their revered duty in the service of the Nation. Names of the miners who have lost their lives in mining accidents shall be engraved in stone as a mark of respect and recognition of their supreme sacrifice.

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