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Celebration of 60 years of Customs Act, 1962 held at Bhubaneswar

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Bhubaneswar: Celebrations of 60 years of Customs Act, 1962 was organised by the Customs (Preventive)
Commissionerate, Bhubaneswar in the Institute of Life Sciences Auditorium, Nalco Square, Bhubaneswar
on 05th December 2022. The event was inaugurated with Lighting of Lamps followed by SARASWATI
Bandana. Shri Madhab Mishra,Commissioner of Customs welcomed all the dignitaries to the stage. Shri
Roop Narayan Sunker,General Manager, East Coast Railway Bhubaneswar was the Chief Guest and Shri
Suvendu Kumar Swain, Chief Post Master General, Bhubaneswar along with Shri S.K. Priyadarsi,
Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar, were the guest of honour. Shri Bijoy Kumar Kar, Chief
Commissioner, GST, Central Excise &Customs, Bhubaneswar, was the Chief host and guided the entire
event.
Shri Madhab Mishra, Commissioner Of Customs (Preventive) Bhubaneswar, welcomed the dignitaries and
wished everyone on successful completion of 60 years of the Customs Act, 1962. He also highlighted the
initiatives taken by the department for Ease of Doing Business and Trade Facilitation in line with the
guidelines of WTO (World Trade Organisation) spread across all the stake holders and benefactors of the
entire eco-system and to further consolidate international relation. He also spoke about the thrust on
enhancing trade facilitation and the role of other stakeholders including participating government
agencies. He also expressed confidence that with concerted efforts of the Department, India would further
improve its position in trade facilitations. He also exhorted the officers to keep upgrading their skill sets to
meet emerging challenges in cross-border trade.
The Chief Commissioner of GST & Central Excise Bhubaneswar, Shri Bijoy Kumar Kar, also addressed the
audience about the role of Customs in securing the international borders and lauded the service rendered
by Customs officers in every corner of the country. He said that Indian Customs has risen to the challenge
of effectively manning land, sea, and air economic frontiers of the country with the objective of furthering
legitimate trade across borders and deterring economic offenders.
Awards were presented to the students who participated and excelled in an Essay competition organised
by Customs (Preventive) Commissionerate Bhubaneswar in Utkal University on 3 rd December 2022. Further,
10 NCC Cadets were felicitated for distinguished achievements.
Shri Gopal Krishna Pati, Additional Commissioner, GST Central Excise and Customs Bhubaneswar, delivered
the Vote of Thanks. This event set off the week-long celebration of 60 years of Customs Act,1962 at various
Customs Formations of the Country.


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