SCOPE Organizes Public Sector Day Celebrations

SCOPE Social Interactive Centre (SSIC) inaugurated as part of celebrations

Embarking on a new journey and part of Public Sector Day celebrations, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) inaugurated the first-of-its-kind ‘SCOPE Social Interaction Centre’ (SSIC), at SCOPE Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. SSIC was inaugurated by Shri Sandeep Kumar Gupta, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, GAIL in the presence of Shri Atul Sobti, Director General, SCOPE; Shri Brajesh Kumar Upadhyay, Vice-Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, Goa Shipyard; Dr. Vasundhara Upmanyu, Joint Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises (DPE); Shri Lucas L. Kamsuan, Joint Secretary, DPE; Ms. Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director, ILO India. Shri Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC; Shri K.S. Murthy, CMD, BHEL; Shri Amarendu Prakash, Chairman, SAIL; Ms. Vartika Shukla, CMD, EIL; Shri K.P. Mahadevaswamy, CMD, NBCC; Shri Pravin Kumar Purwar, CMD, MTNL; Members, SCOPE Executive Board, Chairmen, Directors of PSUs and Senior officials from ILO, DPE,SCOPE associates were also present. Public Sector Day celebrations are being organized in PSEs across the country.

During the event, a Coffee table book titled ‘Samaveta’ – a succinct representation of vision and role of SCOPE, and special issue of SCOPE’s monthly magazine KALEIDOSCOPE on ‘PSEs – Envisioning Viksit Bharat’ were also released.

Shri Sandeep Kumar Gupta said that Public Sector Day is commemoration of the spirit of the Public Sector and all the endeavours of SCOPE including the SSIC are a step towards empowering PSEs. He further highlighted the continuous endeavours of SCOPE towards policy advocacy, and assured that the apex body will continue to pursue it with utmost vigour.

Shri Atul Sobti in his address highlighted the dynamic role being played by PSUs in the socio-economic progress of the nation and emphasised that Public Sector can achieve anything if there is synergy amongst them. SCOPE, as the apex body, he added, continues to undertake endeavours to foster an environment of synergy and coherence amongst PSUs.

Shri Brajesh Kumar Upadhyay speaking on the occasion said that the newly inaugurated SSIC, like all SCOPE’s endeavours, will further strengthen the collaboration amongst the PSU fraternity.

Each year, Public Sector Day celebrations are held on 10th April commemorating the incessant role of Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) in the national economy. This year, month-long celebrations being organized by SCOPE include Sports event, Art Exhibition & Competition, Business Quiz, and a Health program.

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