DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has received Vayoshreshtha Samman-2017 from President Ram Nath Kovind in recognition of the outstanding service for promoting the well-being and welfare of senior citizens. The prestigious national award for ‘Best Public Sector Undertaking in Promoting the Well Being And Welfare Of Senior Citizens’, was received by Atul Sobti, CMD, BHEL, along with D Bandyopadhyay, Director (HR), BHEL.
Lauding BHEL’s initiatives in caring for its employees even after superannuation, the Kovind said that other organisations should also take such initiatives like 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.