CIDC plans for women oriented construction project

CIDC Vishwakarma Awards recognise successful efforts that have made a mark in the construction industry in terms of delivering better outputs and processes.

Online PR News – 09-March-2016 – NEW DELHI – For the first time in India, an all women construction project will soon be a reality in 2016-17, announced by CIDC (Construction Industry Development Council) Director General, Dr P R Swarup.

While addressing the vote of thanks at 8th editions of Vishwakarma Awards ceremony on CIDC 20th Annual Day at the Stein Auditorium in India Habitat Centre on Monday, Dr Swarup said a women oriented construction site would be the next venture that would only have lady engineers, lady supervisors, lady construction workers and the project manager would also be a woman.

“In collaboration with DRDO (Defence Research & Development Organisation) and SJVN (Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam), CIDC is planning to have a pilot project. This is to highlight and show even women can deliver in the construction industry, which is predominantly a male bastion,” said Dr Swarup.

The award ceremony also witnessed two women forklift operators working with UCL (Uranium Corporation Limited) in Tatanagar Jharkhand were being awarded under the ‘Supervisor’ category on the eve of Woman’s Day for their notable work.

Laxmi Hoe, 23-year-old said that she is feeling very happy to receive this award.” While Sumitra Soy (25) expressed her happiness and said, “We have been trained and motivated before we became the operators”.

Following the three tenets – safety, quality and productivity, “Vishwakarma Awards is all about creating replicable best practices,” CIDC Director (Corporate Affairs), Ashutosh Bhardwaj said. “This is the only award that honours the unsung heroes of the construction industry. We encourage achievers of the small, medium and large organisations and individuals to come and celebrate excellence.”

The Construction Development Board, Bhutan bagged ‘CIDC Partners in Progress Trophy’. “We also have a similar kind of celebration like Vishwakarma Day, known as ‘Zorig Day’ in Bhutan. Honouring the root construction workers is important. The artisans and craftsmen are the backbone of any nation for its development,” shared Yeshey Khandu, Dy Chief Program Officer, Minister of Labour & Human Resources, Bhutan.

Among the dignitaries present in the function were Dr P S Rana, Chairman, CIDC, Dr G V Ramakrishna, CIDC Chairman Emeritus (Padma Bhushan), Pradip Bhargava, Chairman of jury.

Construction Standard, India’s first monthly e-newspaper for the construction sector, was the official media partner of the event.

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