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NRL-sponsored SB Numali ready for service

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, March 12 � SB Numali, the boat sponsored by the Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) to the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES) as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), is ready for service.

The boat will provide health services to the marginalised river island population of Sonitpur district as part of C-NES� innovative boat clinic programme under NRHM.

The inaugural function of the launch of SB Numali was held on Friday, near Majuli ghat, Jorhat, the site at which the boat was built.

Senior officials from NRL led by B Ekka DGM (HR) and C-NES managing trustee, eminent writer journalist Sanjoy Hazarika were present at the launch.

NRL has donated a sponsorship amount of Rs 12 lakh for the boat to support the boat clinic initiative in Assam. The first installment of Rs 4 lakh was earlier handed over by the Managing Director NRL, Dr BK Das to Sanjoy Hazarika in September 2010. This was stated in a press release.

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