The Central Excise Day celebrations were held in Kochi on the 24th of February. CIAL managing director V J Kurian inaugurated the celebration. Addressing the Central Excise and Customs staff and their family members, Kurian said Central Excise was a department which collects maximum tax at minimum cost. Commissioner of Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax Ms. Reshma Lakhani welcomed the gathering. Actors Nivin Pauly and Dulquer Salmaan were guests of honour. The function was followed by music concert by music Band ‘Thykoodam Bridge’.