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Swachhta Pakhwada kicks off with host of activities by NALCO




 With a view to make the Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan a great success, the navratna CPSE National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), today lined up a host of activities like banners with messages on swacchta, cleanliness drives, awareness programmes, beautification drive, pledge administration, waste management, workshops, seminars, swachhta song by eminent singer, involvement of all stake holders etc as part of Swachhta Pakhwada at its units and offices.

The company chose an innovative approach to launch the fortnight long swacchta campaign by distributing Charkha (spinning wheel) under sahyog scheme to Self Help Group in association with Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) at Narakoli Goroda, under Sriramchandrapur village near Puri today.  Joint Secretary Mines of the Union Govt along with CMD, NALCO Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand in presence of Director (HR) BK Thakur and Director of KVIC Utkal Keshari handed over 25 Charkhas to Women weavers of Sakhigopinath Khadi Gramodyog Sangh. 

Terming Charkha as a symbol of progress coupled with healthy environment for a healthy tomorrow, Dr Chand said that the women empowerment can truly be achieved if only we can bring about a positive impact on their lives and empower them economically and socially, helping them become self-reliant.

As part of the event, hand wash & hygiene kits were also distributed to the BPL girl students. Dr. Chand also announced that NALCO would provide Hygiene kits free of cost for one year to the BPL girl students at Narakoli Goroda girls school.

To mark the occasion, NALCO also felicitated country’s youngest female Sarpanch, social activist & champion of women's literacy and empowerment Arati Devi.

To boost the company officials in their endeavour to be socially responsible, Subhash  Chandra actively participated in the event and lauded  NALCO’s efforts as a responsible corporate citizen. In his address, Chandra said that Khadi as a 'Swadeshi' product can be instrumental in bringing about an economical transformation in the country. He also called upon various industrial and manufacturing units particularly operating in mining sector to ensure impactful initiatives towards environment protection and cleanliness. He also stressed inclusive growth and development activities in the periphery of operational units by the industries.

Subsequently, beautification and signage under Swacch Iconic Place (Shree Jaganath Temple, Puri) was also inaugurated by Chandra and Dr. Chand at Biraharekrushnapur near Puri.






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