The golden jubilee celebrations of Bongaigaon refinery in Assam began on Wednesday.
The celebrations were inaugurated by union labour minister Rameshwar Teli.
“Erstwhile Bongaigaon Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (BRPL) was born out of the dreams and aspirations of the people of Assam and the laying of the foundation stone on 19th January,1972 by the then Prime Minister of India, Late Smt Indira Gandhi rolled out this dream,” read a statement from the refinery.
In his address, Teli lauded the role of Indian Oil and Bongaigaon Refinery in particular in bolstering the energy security of the region.
While speaking about the achievements of the refinery, Rameshwar Teli mentioned the setting up of the Indmax unit by Indian Oil as an example of “Atamnirbhar Bharat”.
SM Vaidya, chairman of Indian Oil spoke about the achievements of the Bongaigaon Refinery, both in the past and the present.
He said that Bongaigaon Refinery, with its rich legacy will play a crucial role in channelling India’s march towards a sustainable future.
The golden jubilee celebrations began with the rendition of the Bongaigaon Refinery theme song by the choir group.
Union minister Rameswar Teli virtually released an audio-visual film of the Bongaigaon Refinery theme song, showcasing the journey of the refinery – from erstwhile BRPL to present day BGR, Indian Oil.
Earlier in the day floral tributes were laid at the foundation stone and at the bust of former Assam chief minister Sarat Chandra Sinha.
Sarat Singha had played a significant role in the setting up of the Bongaigaon Refinery Petrochemicals Limited (BRPL), presently Bongaigaon Refinery.