• Cultural MoUs signed with 8 leading organisation of Odisha
  • Nalco to adopt 100 budding sporting talents of Odisha
  • Nalco Lifetime Achievement Award for Padma Shri Manoj Das
  • Focus on opening new Coal Mines and push for Wire Rod Mill project in Angul & offering cashless model to MSMEs in 2019
  • Nalco to be the lead partner of the Global Aluminium Summit (INCAL-2019) in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco) Monday launched a slew of initiatives to promote cultural organisations and sporting talents in Odisha, to mark the 39thFoundation Day Celebrations. Padma Shri Manoj Das was bestowed with Nalco Lifetime Achievement Award while NiranjanRath, secretary, LokSevakMandal was awarded the Nalco Distinguished Social Service Award in the function at Nalconagar, Bhubaneswar. 

Launching a unique initiative, Nalco signed Cultural MoUs with eight leading cultural organisations to promote and encourage artists from across the state. This is a first of its kind which will develop an eco-system of industry – culture sustainable relationship. In order to help Odisha become a Sporting hub, the Company also announced that it will adopt around 100 budding sporting talents.

On this occasion, awards were also presented to individuals and organizations for their significant achievements and contributions in various fields. 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. All the awardees were honoured with a cash award and citation.

Nalco awarded ‘GulGul- Kun Mun’ awards to 10 schools from Angul and Koraput regions for swachhata drive. Continuing its commitment to empower the girl child, Nalco Ki Ladlis were also adopted under the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ programme of the government of India.

Nalco CMD Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand said that the company is aiming a strong performance and growth while laying focus on taking steps to open the new coal mines and giving strong push to the Wire Rod Mill project at Angul during 2019. He said that Nalco will promote MSMEs with Nalco’s mother plant as anchor tenant. According to him, Nalco will be a lead partner to the Gobal Aluminium Summit -INCAL 2019.