Narendrapur: The second edition of the Tata Steel BSL Run-a-thon, organised in association with the district administration of Dhenkanal on Sunday near the main gate of company’s plant at Narendrapur in Dhenkanal district in Odisha, was a grand success with participation of around 3500 run enthusiasts from across the country. The 10 km run, only professional run of the Dhenkanal-Angu-Talcher region, was aimed at creating awareness among the community on environmental issues . The theme for the Run-a-thon 2020 was ‘Lets Run for a Greener Earth’.
Dignitaries present on the occasion included Rajeev Singhal, MD, Tata Steel BSL, Subodh Pandey, COO, Sanjib Nanda, CFO, A K Saxena, Manikanata Naik, Chief, Corporate Services.
Similarly corporate leaders Pankaj Lochan Mohanty, Chairman, MGM Minerals and President, OCA, and ED of the company, J P Sharma, Mansa Mishra, ED, NALCO, Manoj Mishra, VP, ONM, GMR, along with noted actors Sabyasachi Mishra and Archita Sahoo were also present and all the dignitaries flagged off the runs and awarded the winners.
Pradipta Mohanty, District Sports Officer, Dhenkanal had joined from the district administration.
Thanking the district administration and other corporate houses for partnering for the run, Rajeev Singhal said,along with promoting fitness and good health, the Run-a-thon is also creating awareness on environment and biodiversity.