Bhubaneswar: Indian Metal and Ferro-alloys Ltd,(IMFA) observed its 58th foundation day with unveiling of a statue of its founder Dr Bansidhar Panda, here on Tuesday.

Awards were also given away to employees for ‘Employee Volunteer Program for CSR Activities’. Non-executive and contractual workers at Choudwar were recognised in the category of ‘Best Suggestion for Improvement of Productivity’. Annual Employees’ Sports Meets were organised at Choudwar and Therubali on the day.

A science exhibition was also organised at Choudwar where children from six local schools exhibited their projects. Among other social welfare activities, blankets were distributed to the elderly people living in nearby areas of work sites at Choudwar, Therubali and Sukinda mines.

IMFA managing director, Subhrakant Panda, said: “Though IMFA is a natural resources driven company, human resource is its biggest asset. Adapting newer technology and innovation is key to stay ahead of the course and remain competitive. All employees should continue to work by the principles of Dr Bansidhar Panda and contribute towards upholding the reputation of the company known for its ethical operations and approach and an organisation recognised for giving back to the society through CSR interventions. We are living in a time of tremendously evolving technological advancement. So it’s important for us while we focus on core operations as efficiently as possible but it’s incumbent on all of us to explore ways to do things differently and in a better manner.”