NALCO Honours Manoj Das

Eminent litterateur Manoj Das was bestowed with NALCO Lifetime Achievement Award for his exemplary contribution in the literary field.

Prof.Das was honoured by NALCO CMD Tapan Kumar Chand on the occasion of 39th Foundation Day held here on 7 January.
In a historic step that is bound to leave a lasting impact on the cultural and sporting landscape, state-run National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) today launched a slew of initiatives to promote cultural organisations and sporting talents in Odisha, to mark its 39th Foundation Day celebrations.

Inspired by the rich culture and heritage of Odisha, NALCO signed Cultural MoUs with eight leading cultural organisations to promote and encourage artists from across the state. This first-of-its-kind initiative will develop an eco-system of industry-culture sustainable relationship.

In order to help Odisha become a Sporting hub, the aluminium major also announced that it would adopt 100 budding sporting talents of the State.

On the occasion, Lok Sevak Mandal Secretary Niranjan Rath was awarded the Nalco Distinguished Social Service Award during the function at Nalconagar, here today.
Besides, for this year, NALCO  Kalidas Awards were presented to Dr. Bhaskar Mishra and Dr. Bhagirathi Nanda for their rich contributions in promoting Sanskrit Literature, NALCO Kharavela Awards were bestowed on Guru Bichitrananda Swain, Pravata Kumar Swain and Sasmita Panda for their significant achievements and contributions to Odissi Dance.
Dhrutimaya Behera bagged the NALCO Upcoming Star Award while Nalco upcoming Sports Talent Awards were given to Anshika Routray, Prajesh Murmu, Mohit Paswan, Tikaram Soren and Amit Kumar Behera.

A ll the awardees were honoured with cash award and citations.
As part of Company’s endeavor to encourage Swachhata drive in schools, Nalco awarded ‘GulGul- Kun Mun’ awards to 10 schools from Angul and Koraput regions. Continuing its commitment to empower the girl child, NALCO Ki Ladlis were also adopted under the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ program of the Union Government.
Speaking on the occasion, NALCO CMD Dr. Chand highlighted the company’s strong performance and growth while laying focus on taking concrete steps to open the new coal mines and giving a strong push to the Wire Rod Mill Project at Angul during 2019.
Dr. Chand also applauded the employees for helping the Company achieve the distinction of being the lowest cost producer of Alumina and the second lowest cost bauxite producer in the world.
A cashless model is being launched for the MSMEs that will ensure supply of input materials from Nalco and will be lending marketing support for finished products of MSMEs, making the units ab-initio economic viable and building an industrial ecosystem around the Mother plant, said Dr. Chand.
This will enable promotion of local employment where more than 2000 people will be engaged in 200 such MSMEs, he added.

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