The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in September 2017 was awarded the Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar for the year 2016-17.
The JNPT was honoured with the prestigious award in the category of ‘B’ region for autonomous bodies and boards.
The JNPT won the prize for its excellent implementation of the official language. This is the 11th consecutive year that Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust has won this award.
Neeraj Bansal, Deputy Chairman of JNPT, accepted the award from the Honourable President of India, Ramnath Kovind.
The award was presented at a ceremony organised at the Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on the occasion of Hindi Divas celebration on 14 September 2017.
About Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
• The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, located within the Mumbai harbour on the west coast of India, was commissioned on 26 May 1989.
• The construction project of the port is considered to be one of the technical marvels in the country, which was completed in a record time of just three-and-half years on the marshy soil.
• It was formerly known as the Nhava Sheva Port.
• It is the second youngest and one of the most modern major ports of the country.
• Though it was initially planned to be a “satellite port” to the Mumbai Port with the purpose of decongesting traffic at the latter, eventually it was developed as an independent port on its own right and it became the country’s largest container port.
When: September 2017