New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at the inauguration of ONGC’s Deendayal Urja Bhawan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inauguration of ONGC’s Deendayal Urja Bhawan; Union Min Dharmendra Pradhan & RK Singh also present.
ONGC had in February stated that the then Prime Minister “Dr Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone of Rajiv Gandhi Urja Bhawan on August 20, 2007… the birth anniversary of late Shri Rajiv Gandhi, ex Prime Minister of India” but the name of the complex was changed in October 2016. “The decision to change the name of the building was taken after it was made Registered Office of the company and the offices situated in Delhi besides company secretariat were shifted to it including that of ONGC Videsh Ltd,” it had said.
ONGC had stated that the decision was taken to “honour the memory of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya jee who was a great philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and political scientist (who) tirelessly worked for upliftment of poor people of India”.