MRPL hosts PSPB Bridge Tournament

21st March 2018

Inauguration Ceremony of 38th PSPB Bridge Tournament was held in MRPL Employees Club on 21.03.2018 in the morning.

Shri BHV Prasad, GGM-HR briefed about MRPL & Mangalore and welcomed the players and officials to the event.

Shri M Venkatesh, Director Refinery presided over the inaugural session and spoke about the challenges faced in the Bridge (trick taking card game) game and how to face them. He also briefed about the challenges in the oil sector. Let us all work with unity so as to overcome the challenges and face the competition put forth by the private sector, he remarked. Director Refinery also declared the 38th PSPB Bridge Tournament open.

Shri Ajay Bhatia, GM – HR & Admin proposed the vote of thanks. Shri Rudolph VJ Noronha, DGM – OM&S compered the programme and Ms Divya chanted the invocation.

Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB), was set up as a registered society with the objective to encourage, develop, supervise, coordinate and organize various sports and games. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOPNG) is the Patron of the PSPB. There are 12 member organization of PSPB from Oil and Gas and related sectors. MRPL has got the opportunity to host Bridge Tournament for the year 2017-18. Teams from ONGC, IOCL, BPCL, HPCL, Oil India, NRL and MRPL are the participants fielding their team in this Bridge tournament.

ONGC, IOCL and HPCL have players who represented India in the world championship. Few notable stars among them are Sandeep Karmarkar, Mrs Marianne Karmarkar, SureshBabu, Uday Bedekar, Smitha Gorlikar, Kaushik Vyas, B.Mehta and Amitra Roy.