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Kalidas Samman For Chandrabhanu Satpathy

Bhubaneswar: Eminent Spiritual Thinker, Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy was conferred with the NALCO Kalidas Samman this year, at NALCO’s 42nd Foundation Day function here on Thursday.

Renowned Odissi danseuse Aruna Mohanty was bestowed with the NALCO Kharavela Award in Odissi Dance Guru category. Mamata Ojha and Harekrushna Dhall were both presented with the NALCO Kharavela Award in Odissi Dancer category.

NALCO awards were presented to these renowned and eminent personalities for their significant achievements in respective fields with the objective of promoting literature and culture.

Contactless presentation of awards was also ensured for safety of awardees.

Navratna CPSE National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) celebrated its 42nd Foundation Day in hybrid mode at its Corporate Office, here on Thursday.

Addressing the employees and stakeholders of the Company on the occasion, NALCO Chairman-cum Managing Director Sridhar Patra appreciated the dedication and hard work of the employees and unstinted support of other stakeholders which has resulted in optimization of production and productivity, particularly during COVID 19 pandemic. He also emphasized the importance of keeping a healthy work-life balance and maintaining a positive mindset during adverse conditions and challenging times.

“NALCO’s successful journey from a modest investment way back in early eighties to a leadership position has always been based on the mantra of 5P i.e. focus on Production, Planet, People, Productivity and Profit”. I am optimistic that with the ongoing growth plans and strategic initiatives coupled with dedication, discipline and determination of employees, NALCO will rise to the next level of business excellence in the days ahead,” added Patra.

Among others, MP Mishra, Director (P&T) & Director (Finance)-Additional Charge, BK Das, Director (Production) & Director (Commercial)-Additional Charge and Somanath Hansdah, Chief Vigilance Officer, addressed the employees on the occasion.

 The entire event was streamed online with minimum physical participation, adhering to all COVID-19 guidelines.