Fire Prevention Week at GKEL


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DHENKANAL: In a bid to create awareness and stimulate interest among its employees and people dwelling in its project neighborhoods, GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited (GKEL) organized a week-long program on ‘Fire Prevention’ to commemorate the Fire Safety Week this year.

Focused on the theme, ‘fire prevention is the best insurance,’ GKEL, through a number of programmes conducted during April 14-20, showed employees and school children how to prevent fires in their homes and at their workplace.

GKEL, which is setting up 1,400 MW thermal power plant at Kamalanga, organized drawing competition on fire prevention for students at GMR Varalakshmi DAV Public School. GKEL firefighters also demonstrated techniques of controlling hazardous fire and effective ways of saving precious lives and property. Supplementing the awareness drive, GKEL conducted mock drills to control fire and introduced students to precautionary measures that need to be taken to avoid fire accidents, especially during the summer season.

gmr kamlangaDistributing prizes to the winners at the closing ceremony on April 21, GKEL’s Chief Operating Officer R. Raveendranathan Nair said, “Effort should be made to make GKEL a ‘zero fire accident’ project,” while congratulating the GKEL Fire Service Department for creating  excellent  infrastructure and for doing a remarkable job at fighting fires in plants and villages in the vicinity, saving precious lives and property. Vice President (O&M) Arindam Chatterjee and Associate Vice President S. Nageswara Rao appealed to all to work safely and drew attention to the fact that preventing occurrence of fires is a collective responsibility. General Manager (Security & Fire) Sanatan Senapati, Deputy General Manager RAXA Gopalkrishnan, Security Advisor K.M. Meher, among others, were present on the occasion. The program was coordinated by GKEL’s Fire Officer Dillip Kumar Sethy.

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