Nov 15
THE Engineering, Development & Research Centre (EDRC) of L&T’s Buildings & Factories arm recently bagged two FIST Awards in the ‘Safe & Secure Hospital Facility’ and ‘Safe & Secure Commercial Facility’ categories.
FIST, in this case, stands for Finest India Skills and Talent, and the award is given by the by Fire and Security Association of India (FSAI) – a famed non-profit body. The awards recognise the extraordinary contribution of organisations and individuals in the fields of security, safety, fire-protection and emergency response across 24 categories.
The two awards were conferred on EDRC at the fifth edition of the FIST Awards held at Panaji in Goa on 27 August. The award in the ‘Safe and Secure Hospital Facility’ category was received by Mr R Balakrishnan, (Head – MEP Design, EDRC-B&F) and Mr Padmanathan S (Head – Fire Engineering & Mechanical Systems Design, EDRC-B&F) for Apollo Proton Therapy and Cancer Treatment Hospital in Chennai.
The award (special citation) in the ‘Safe and Secure Commercial Facility’ category was received by Mr R Balakrishnan and Dr Munirajulu M (Head – Computation Fluid Dynamics, EDRC-B&F). This is for ‘Innovative Solution for Life Safety – Performance-based Design using CFD’ at the Narendra Modi Stadium (Motera) in Ahmedabad.
Honour for Hyd Metro
L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Limited (L&TMRHL) has been conferred two prestigious awards by the Public Relations Council of India (PRCI). The Platinum and Bronze awards have come to L&TMRHL for ‘Best Use of Social Media’ and 'Best in Communication – COVID-19'.
The awards were handed over at the PRCI Excellence Awards 2021 ceremony hosted on the final day of PRCI’s 15th Global Communication Conclave in Goa on 17-18 September. Mr Govind Gaude, Goa’s Minister for Art and Culture, presented the awards to Ms Anindita Sinha (Head, Corporate Communication – LTMRHL) in the presence of the noted playback singer Ms Hema Sardesai and other communications stalwarts.
The jury appreciated L&TMRHL’s diligent efforts towards upholding its brand presence through social media as well as its consistent endeavours through internal and external communications during the pandemic.
PRCI is a premier body of communication, public relations, media, advertising, human resources, marketing and communication professionals, mass communication educators and students. Besides chapters across India, it has four international chapters under the World Communication Council.


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