Kochi | The Naval Ship Repair Yard (NSRY) here turned 70 today with the Postal department releasing a special day cover to mark the occasion. The month long celebrations culminated in a colourful cultural bonanza, which was presided by the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, Vice Admiral SPS Cheema, and attended by a number of senior Officers of the Command and all employees of NSRY.
Various events were conducted in the days running up to the anniversary celebrations focusing on social causes, including an organ donation campaign in association with Society For Organ Retrieval and transplant (SORT) wherein 300 employees and their families pledged to donate their organs.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Vice Admiral SPS Cheema, appreciated the efforts put in by all the employees of the Yard, and exhorted them to rededicate themselves to ensure ‘Quality Repair on Time’ so as to prepare themselves for upcoming challenges and imminent growth into a full fledged Naval Dockyard during the coming years.
NSRY, the premier ship repair organisation of the Southern Naval Command, was originally established as a modest ‘Base Engineering And Electrical Workshop’, post World War II in 1945, to maintain the sea worthiness of the ships based at Kochi. Subsequently rechristened as NSRY during 1988, the yard is now headed by Rear Admiral K Ravikiran.
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