Chennai Port Trust, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, came up with a unique idea of inviting students of the Government Fine Arts College to prepare paintings on the features of the port. Participants gave an excellent performance depicting various features in an exemplary fashion.
The other activities include prize distribution to three top ranking students from nearby schools, health screening camp for women, and tree sapling planting ceremony. These initiatives were inaugurated by Union Minister for Shipping G.K. Vasan on January 4 at the Port premises. The best three paintings were given cash awards, while other participants received a citation in recognition of the efforts they had put in. Doctors and support staff from Voluntary Health Services screened a number of women during the health screening camp organised at Sevapriya Trust, Kaladipet.
As part of ChPT’s CSR implementation, five government schools in the vicinity of the port have been identified for grant of meritorious scholarships to students who have passed in SSLC and HSC. These schools have nominated the first three rank holders of their schools in SSLC and HSC in 2012, which involves 18 students and grant of Rs. 60,000 in total as scholarship. Mr. Vasan also handed over compensation cheques to the families of 82 deceased employees to the tune of over Rs. 3 crore.
Chairman, Chennai Port Trust, Atulya Misra, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Ennore Port Limited, Bhaskarachar, Vice-Chancellor, Indian Maritime University, Raghuram, Principal, Government Fine Arts College, Board of Trustees of Chennai Port Trust, senior officers of the Ministry of Shipping, employees of Chennai Port, members of the maritime fraternity, were present on the occasion.
The best three paintings bagged cash awards; there was also a health screening camp