Vol. 4 Issue 4 April 2014
We've stepped into a new financial year, and what could be a better way to begin the year than set SMART goals! It's
time for us to set our KPTs for 2014-15. Abraham Lincoln once wrote, “A goal properly set is halfway reached." His
quote implied that without setting a proper goal, achieving a target would not be possible. Setting a target aligned to
the Business Plan of the organisation is essential for achieving and sustaining organisational objectives.
National Safety Week was observed from 4th to 9th March 2014 in all units/establishments. In this issue we bring
you glimpses of the programs organised across locations. Observance of the week helped in spreading awareness on
safety not only in the workplace but in all walks of life.
During this time of the year, various parts of the country celebrate the beginning of a new year. We just celebrated
Gudi Padwa and Ugadi, and now gearing up to celebrate Poila Baisakh, Vishu, Puthandu, Rongali Bihu, Baisakhi etc.
BLOOM wishes all of you Shubho Nabo Borsho and tons of joy, peace and prosperity.
If you have any contribution, suggestion or feedback, do send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Viren Sinha [C&MD], signed the MOU for the Company for 2014-15 with Mr. Saurabh Chandra,
Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas at Shastri Bhavan in New Delhi on 28th
Balmer Lawrie signs MOU with MOP&NG
Administration of pledge
Safety Quiz at Corporate Office Extempore Competition at HRC, Kolkata
Skit Competition at HRC, Kolkata Fire fighting training at G&L, Silvassa
Observance of Safety Week
Safety poster & slogan competition at G&L, Silvassa First Aid training at G&L Silvassa
Safety Training and Mock Drill at IP, Asaoti
Distribution of prizes of various competitions held at Manali, Chennai
The 43rd National Safety Week was observed from 4th to 9th March, 2014 in all units/establishments
across locations. The week commenced on 4th
March, observed as National Safety Day, with the safety
pledge taking ceremony and reading out of C&MD's message. The theme for National Safety Week 2014
was “Integration of OHS (Occupational Health & Safety) in Work Culture and Life Style”. In line with the
theme, various programs were organized over the week. The programs included extempore, quiz, skit, spot
the hazard contest, safety slogan & essay writing and poster competitions. Safety training programs and
workshops on handling & storage of dangerous goods, first aid and firefighting, screening of safety films
were also organized. The programs were successful in generating awareness on safety in all walks of life,
A new branch of Logistics Services was inaugurated
in Indore by Mr. P P Rathnakar, AVP [LS] on 25th
March, esteemed customers of SBU:LI, Mr.
Ali Alrais, Owners rep of M/s Rais Hassan Saadi
LLC UAE and Mr. Ninan P Mathew, General
Manager of M/s Freight Connection India Pvt Ltd
visited CFS, Mumbai.
A trial run of the plant machinery and equipment of the High Throughput Plant at Taloja was successfully
done on 28th
G&L, Silvassa invited local Fire Department Officials to conduct training on Fire Fighting Techniques in the
factory premises at Silvassa, on 6th March. Neighboring Companies were also invited to participate in the
training with the objective of sharing best practices on Safety. The program started with a brief
presentation on Safety by Mr. Jitendra Rohit and Mr. Aniket Preetish. The Fire Department Officials of
Silvassa then took a training session followed by a practical demo in the factory premises, in which the
workers and the firefighting team from SBUs: G&L and IP, Silvassa were trained. This initiative by Balmer
Lawrie was lauded by the Fire Dept Officials and the representatives from the other Companies as it helped
to create a common forum for not only to create a safe “work-place” but also a safe “living environment”.
HSE (Health, Safety & Environment) Corner
The Annual Cultural Function of Balmer Lawrie Recreation Club was organized on 23rd
March, 2014 at
“Uttam Mancha”, Kolkata. The function was inaugurated by Mr. P P Sahoo, Director [HR&CA] & Vice
President of the Club. During the function, members of the club staged a drama, “Subha Prostab” followed
by an entertaining musical performance by the well-known singer, Pratik Chowdhury. The audience
enjoyed both the programs.
Mr. H K Bhoklay, ED[CA], Mr. Dilip Kumar Das, Head - CSR and Ms. Kshama Agarwal visited the Indian
Institute of Cerebral Palsy (IICP) on 20th March 2014.
विदाई / Farewell
श्री तरित सिन्हा, उप प्रबंधक [सतकक ता जांच व समन्वय], सतकक ता ववभाग, कोलकाता लगभग 30 वर्षो की सफलतापूवकक
सेवाएं संपूर्क कर 31 माचक, 2014 को सेवानिवृत्त ोो गएं
Mr. Tarit Sinha, Deputy Manager [Vigilance Investigation & Co-ordination], Vigilance Dept., Kolkata
retired on 31st March, 2014 after successfully completing around 30 years of service.
ोम आपके भववष्य की मंगलमय कामिा करते ोैं
We wish you all the best in your future life.
नए िदस्य / New Member
श्री के तन कोठािी की नियुक्तत 21 माचक, 2014 को कापोरेट लेखा & ववत्त ववभाग, कोलकाता में सोायक प्रबंधक
[कोर्षाध्यक्ष] के रूप में ोुई
Mr. Ketan Kothari joined Corporate Accounts & Finance Department, Kolkata as Assistant Manager
[Treasury] on 21st March, 2014.
श्री प्रभाष कु माि समश्रा की नियुक्तत 24 माचक, 2014 को जी&एल - कोलकाता में अधधकारी [औद्योधगक ववपर्ि] – पूवक के
रूप में ोुई
Mr. Prabhash Kumar Mishra joined G&L - Kolkata, as Officer [Industrial Marketing] - East on 24th March,
कासमिक िूचना – माचि 2014 / Personnel Information – March 2014
The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā, commonly known as the Jama Masjid is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India.
The foundation of the historic Jama Masjid was laid on a hillock in Shahjahanabad by the fifth Mughal Emperor of
India, Shahjahan, on Friday, October 19, 1650 AD (10th Shawwal 1060 AH). The mosque was the result of the
efforts of over 6,000 workers, over a period of six years (1650–1656 AD). The cost of the construction in those times
was 10 lakh (1 million) Rupees.
It is the largest and best-known mosque in India. It lies at the beginning of the Chawri Bazar Road, a very busy
central street of Old Delhi. The name, Jama Masjid, refers to the weekly Friday noon congregation prayers of Muslims,
Jummah, which are usually done in a mosque, the "congregational mosque" or "jāma masjid". The courtyard of the
mosque can hold up to twenty-five thousand worshippers. The mosque also houses several relics in a closet in the
north gate, including an antique copy of the Quran written on deer skin.
श्री िौविक हजािी की नियुक्तत 10 माचक, 2014 को एआरएल, जी&एल - कोलकाता में कनिष्ठ अधधकारी [आर&डी] –
ग्रीस के रूप में ोुई
Mr. Souvik Hazari joined ARL, G&L - Kolkata, as Junior Officer [R&D] - Greases on 10th March, 2014.
श्री अनुप कु माि भट्टाचायाि की नियुक्तत 14 माचक, 2014 को एआरएल, जी&एल - कोलकाता में कनिष्ठ अधधकारी
[आर&डी] – ववश्लेर्षर्ात्मक के रूप में ोुई
Mr. Anup Kumar Bhattacharya joined ARL, G&L - Kolkata, as Junior Officer [R&D] - Analytical on 14th
श्री िौम्य ननजजी की नियुक्तत 31 माचक, 2014 को एआरएल, जी&एल - कोलकाता में कनिष्ठ अधधकारी [आर&डी] – ल्यूब
के रूप में ोुई
Mr. Soumya Banerjee joined ARL, G&L - Kolkata, as Junior Officer [R&D] - Lubes on 31st March, 2014.
बामर लॉरी पररवार में आपका स्वागत ोए एवं आपलोगक को ोादिककक भुभकामिाएं
Welcome you to the Balmer Lawrie family and wish you all the best!
Glimpses from the Capital City