Bhubaneswar: The Central sector aluminium major,Nalco, Thursday conferred Nalco Start-up Award to Arati Devi in recognisation of her success story from the state, making its presence felt in the industrial eco-system.

The company, on the occasion of its 17th Foundation, handed over  Nalco Green Energy Award, dedicated to engineering excellence for adoption of environmentally friendly technology leading to energy efficiency to  Amiya Kumar Samantray, CEO & Co-founder of Phoenix Robotix,  Nalco Smiles Award for the NGOs and Institutions, working towards the rehabilitation and resettlement of differently-abled children/persons to Shanta Memorial Rehabilitation Centre, Nalco Fine Arts Award instituted to recognize personalities who have been promoting fine arts of Odisha, to  Pravakar Maharana and Manas Kumar Sahoo.

The Odisha governor, Dr. S.C. Jamir,  gave away the awards to the achievers.

The Nalco CMD, Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, said that as a progressive and forward-looking company, Nalco  has declared the year 2018 as the year of happiness for all its stakeholders. Nalco’s focus on 3D – Dedication, Determination and Discipline has made the company a collective acclaimed across the industries. In production, productivity and profitability, NALCO has posted strong performance with post GST quarter net profit registering 92% growth. NALCO has been consistently, during the last couple of years, rated as Excellent in Corporate Governance.

The event began with a soulful invocation of the divine in the form of Odissi Dance. The Nalco director(HR), B.K. Thakur, also spoke on the occasion.