The Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. Conference Hall was inaugurated on 21 March, 2012, at the Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture premises in Uzan Bazar, Guwahati.
The Conference Hall, sponsored by the Numaligarh Refinery Ltd., is meant to facilitate small gatherings with a seating capacity of thirty. The Conference Hall was inaugurated by Shri Deepak Chakravarty, Managing Director, NRL, in the presence of Mananeeya Shri A. Balakrishnanji, Vice President, Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari and Shri Dipok Kr. Barthakur, Chairman, VKIC.
Shri Manish Tibrewal, MEP Consultant, Shri Avinash Chirania, Architect, and Shri Bijoy Sharma, Artist, were felicitated by Mananeeya Shri A. Balakrishnanji on the occasion for their contribution and painstaking efforts in giving shape to the Conference Hall. Speaking on the occasion Shri Balakrishnanji recalled the close relationship between Vivekananda Kendra and the NRL. He spoke at length on the year long celebrations being planned for Swami Vivekananda’s 150 Birth Anniversary Celebrations.The latest VKIC Publication, The Main Ceremonies of the Khasi was also released on the occasion by Shri Dipak Chakravarty. The book was translated by Bijoya Sawian from the original Khasi written by K.S. Marbaniang, Sitimon Sawian and Wallamphang Roy.
Addressing the gathering, Sri Dipak Chakravarty said that for the NRL, corporate social responsibility is not something imposed; it is a duty discharged from the heart. The association with the Vivekananda Kendra dates back to 1997 when the NRL was being set up and the Management was keen that value-oriented service is needed not only in the township but in the environs especially in the field of health. The Kendra responded and the NRL appreciates the dedication and selflessness of the Vivekananda Kendra, he said. With the inauguration of the conference hall, he looked forward to the association with the VKIC, he said.
Earlier on the occasion, Shri Pauranikji, Principal, Veda Vidyalaya consecrated the NRL conference Hall and Shri Dipok Kr. Barthakur gave the Welcome Address. Shri Rajesh Nair, Saha Prakalpa Sangathak, VKIC, presented a power point presentation of the VKIC activities. The elegant conference hall has a seating capacity, ergonomically designed and aesthetically rich with eight panels reflecting symbols of the Northeast through textiles.