The prestigious national award for 'Best Public Sector Undertaking in Promoting The Well Being And Welfare Of Senior Citizens', was received by Mr Atul Sobti, CMD, BHEL, along with Mr D Bandyopadhyay, Director (HR), BHEL.
Lauding BHEL's initiatives in caring for its employees even after superannuation, the President said that more organisations should take such initiatives on the lines of BHEL, and care for employees who devote their entire working life to the organisation. Significantly, BHEL is the only corporate to be awarded in a total of 22 awardees under 11 categories.
Instituted in 2005 by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India; the Vayoshreshtha Sammans are conferred on eminent Senior Citizens and Institutions in recognition of their service towards the elderly, especially indigent senior citizens.
"Now, it's time for me to lock up and go. Listen to me. Lock up an empty building that's gonna be torn down. Makes no sense. Like an old man tellin' a lie to his son from his death bed. What's the point? Who besides yourself are you fooling?"
― Dan Groat, An Enigmatic Escape: A Trilogy