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Paralakhemundi,16/11/19:On the eve of Press Day,on Core Topic "Reporting, Interpretation & Journey"; Mr. Anupam Saha, Collector of Gajapati graced on the occasion as Chief Guest & lauded the unique contributions of Media people who round the clock are servers of people's feelings to publish in print & electronic medias.
Now news media has a core belief to reach at unreach.He needed all support from Media Representatives to be helpful on Good Governance. He assured for long demand of Press Club Chamber which may be helpful for more convergence.Garudadwaja Choudhry & Dwijen Kumar Padhi graced as President & Chief Speaker respectively. Among others Nabinananda Gantayet, Pradip Nayak,Santosh Patnaik,Amit Patnaik, Ramgobind Acharya, Bhagabat Padhi,Adarsha Das,Dilip Satpathy, Basant Panda shared their feelings on various Huddles being the regular News Reporters. Besides Positive informations they shied to open criticism on their reports which sometimes hardly seems lucrative due to vis-a-vis among Media Representatives.
So, need of hours to pluralise value based journalism that can reach as pro-people initiatives & interventions. Even sometimes Legal antity loose moral strength among Media Representatives despite highest commitment.So collaborative as team efforts can reach every Goal as Journalists where Administration,PRI & Community will be strength on every access & control of passing on update message & information basically core issues which can be mitigated & real justice be empowered among needy & vulnerable sections of Society. Among others Ganesh Raju, KCRatnam, Bijay Gauda, Rashmiranjan Mishra & other Representatives from Printing & Electricity Media participated on the occasion. Rabichandra Nayak DIPRO fecilitated the program,where Achyutananda Bastia conveyed vote of thanks.
Bari,16/11/19:Today at Baruan IB premises the National Press day was being observed by Organization of united working journalist ,Jajpur Team.
State Secretary of OUWJ,Tapan Maharanya Sharma inaugurated the programme , told the press and his members regarding the aim of the Press day observation .He also requested on his speech to the Odisha state Government and Honble’ Chief Minister Sj Naveen Pattnaik and demand for Journalist protection act as soon as possible.
Suresh kar in his speech he described the main aim of the day and explained how the press council of India formed this day.He also told this day is the main for all press members to recall their duties and the response to the society.
Besides Tapan Maharanya Sharma, Dillip Dash ,the joint Secretary , Kasinath Barik, District President , Abhimanyu Mishra, Surendra Samal , Dipak Malik, Bijay Maharana , youth journalist Sunil Rout, Pratap Prusty, and more than 20 members were present and delivered their valuable opinion on this day.
After all the day was observed with support of its all members and they have demanded the Government to pass their own protection act while on Duties.
Jagatsinghpur,17/11/19:M/s JSW Steel has proposed the construction of four projects in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha, in the same area where of India’s largest Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) project proposed by M/s POSCO India Ltd withdrew its steel plant and port following untiring opposition of affected people for over twelve years.
Since 2005, the Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPPS) has strongly and consistently opposed the government’s push for handing over productive agricultural, forest and fishing areas of Jagatsinghpur to private corporations. Our opposition fore grounded local livelihoods on the one had reject the steel plant and port proposed by M/s POSCO was approved based on misleading and incomplete environmental assessments, disregard for forest rights and gross violations of law. This opposition supported the voice of thousands of villagers who withheld the take over of the lands and homes.
Today, M/s JSW Steel has proposed four new projects of a much larger scale and size at the same area where M/s POSCO had withdrawn in 2017.Integrated Steel Plant of 13.2 MTPA crude steel 10 MTPA cement grinding unit.900 MW captive power plant.
All weather, multi cargo, Greenfield, captive jetties for handling capacity 52 MTPA at Jatadhari.
Even though these are four interlinked and separate projects, the Odisha PCB has proposed only two public hearings of half day each on 22.11.2019 at “Badadanda” in Jagatsinghpur district [notice attached]. These projects have also not complied with the requirement of preparing four separate EIAs and one common EIA, which would need to be disclosed before the public hearing and then apprised by all concerned Expert Appraisal Committees (EAC).
The PPSS has written to the Odisha State Pollution Control Board and the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) [Letter Attached] pointing to these clear and deliberate violations of the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA), 2006. These grounds make a strong case for the rejection of these projects on the grounds of providing false and misleading data.
We also demand an immediate cancellation of the public hearing on grounds non-compliance of the EIA notification as highlighted in the official submission as well grossly undermining the requirement for free, fair and transparent public hearing ensuring maximum amount of participation. This will not be possible with public hearing for four projects being held on the same day, in the garb of it being two projects.
The PPSS will continue to oppose the systematic effort of the government to push for destructive projects which not just undermine the long lasting struggle of securing lives, livelihoods and homesteads but repeatedly do so by grossly violating legal requirements and regulatory safeguards.
Angul,16/11/19:16th November: A two-day long 5th Book Fair conducted on the premises of O.P.Jindal School, Angul was inaugurated by Mr Alok Malhotra, VP-HR & ES, JSPL,Angul today, flanked by Mr Chhanda Charana Das ,Principal ,Librarian and other staff members. A gallery of books of different tastes were put on display by the publishing agencies along with Blow Pen and Puzzles for enthusiastic children. Visitors, teachers, guardians and bibliophiles having a passion for book reading made their mark with their ceremonious visit during the book fair. Mr Braja Mohan Mishra, Librarian coordinated the book fair giving a boost to the scholars bringing creativity in young minds.
Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) received Golden Peacock Special Commendation for Sustainability 2019
London / New Delhi,15/11/19:Chairperson of JSPL Foundation Ms. Shallu Jindal has been conferred with Golden Peacock Award for Social and Cultural Leadership - 2019 for being an outstanding pioneer in the world of social welfare, promoting public cause for overall societal benefits and propagating and promulgating awareness and appreciation of India's rich cultural artistic heritage. She received the award from the Chairman of the British Broadcasting Corporation Sir David Clementi in the presence of the Chief executive of ACCA , the global body for professional accountant Ms Helen Brand , Chairperson of EU's External Sub Committee & Former Minister, United Kingdom The Baroness Verma, & President of the Institute of Directors Lt General J.S. Ahluwalia , PVSM (retd) in the London Global Convention on Corporate Governance and Sustainability – 2019 organised by the Institute of Directors in London on November 14, 2019.
Ms. Jindal has been unanimously selected for prestigious award by the Grand Jury of the Golden Peacock Awards, chaired by former Chief Justice of India Justice M.M. Venkatachaliah.
She also received Golden Peacock Special Commendation for Sustainability 2019 on behalf of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL).
Receiving the honour, Ms. Jindal said, "I am extremely grateful for this honourable recognition for my social and cultural endeavours. From very early on in my life, I had a realisation that it was important for me to use my privilege position to make a larger impact in Society, especially for those who are socially vulnerable and underprivileged. My interests in education, arts, culture and gender equality have led me to work in my personal capacity and with the JSPL foundation to set up and operate sustainable projects for social and cultural development".
Ms. Jindal also congratulated the Team CSR & Sustainability of JSPL for the Golden Peacock Special Commendation for Sustainability awarded to Jindal Steel & Power.
Under the leadership of Ms. Jindal, JSPL Foundation has initiated several programmes in Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh to fight infant mortality, build nutrition and good health among Young women, train tribal youth in a range of professional skills, apart from providing clean drinking water, different farming opportunities to people in rural areas. The Foundation has impacted the lives of more than 1.9 million families through its projects in the areas of inclusive health, education, livelihood, infrastructure development, skill building, women empowerment and others. Ms Jindal is well known for her dedication to preserve , reinforce and disseminate the Indian classical dances and Performing Arts across the world and is also the Founder of Jindal Art Institute at New Delhi .
A disciple of Padma Bhushan Guru Raja Radha and Kaushalya Reddy, Ms. Jindal is a highly accomplished Kuchipudi danseuse. She has been honoured with several awards for her outstanding achievements in the field of Indian classical dance Kuchipudi and contribution in the field of art and culture. She is also the Vice President of Flag Foundation of India inducting the glories and pride of the National Flag, the Tiranga in People of India. Ms. Jindal has authored a book for children titled as 'India: An Alphabet Ride' and has compiled two books 'the Tiranga' and 'Freedom'. She is also the former Chairperson of National Bal Bhavan and the Founder President of Young FICCI Ladies Organisation and (YFLO). Recently Ms. Jindal has been honoured with CSR Best Practice Award by CMO Asia at Singapore & Mahatma Award for CSR Leadership.
Amongst the Other Dignitaries who participated in the IOD's London Convention are Senior Advisor of World Gold Council, UK Mr. Edward Bickham and Co-Chairman of Hinduja Group, UK Mr. Gopichand P Hinduja.
Talcher,15/11/19:Talcher Working Journalists’ Association, a socio-intellectual forum to establish amity and brotherhood among the needy, poor section of people in the locality of Angul Dist. On the eve of National Press Day and 4th Pillar Award Ceremony, a voluntary Blood Donation Camp was organized by the association since last eleven years. Today, also a blood donation camp was organized by the association at Panchayat SamiteeSabhaghar with the help of Red Cross Blood Bank , Talcher. The Camp was inaugurated by Talcher Panchayat Samitee Chairperson Brundaban Behera along with Asst Collector Gouri Naik and Addl. Tahasildar, Sachitananda Nayak by lighting lamp before Lord Jagannath, then the camp was started. Total 85 (eighty five) units of blood was collected. The volunteers from the locality of Talcher cheerfully donated blood, the only journalist association is engaged to do this noble job for the nation. The present dignitaries also praise the members of the association for this noble cause and this is an example for other organizations to go ahead for organizing such type of jobs, they told.
The blood donation camp was organized byunder the leadership of the President of TWJA. Dhiramohan Ray and Gen. Secy. Soubhagya Chandra Nayak, Vice President Ajay Kumar Nayak, Asst. Secy. Rudramohan Garanaik, Madan Mohan Sahoo, Bapujee Samal, Manil Moharana.
The Blood Bank Officer Dr. ManasranjanSahoo, Technician, Prasanna Ku. Behera, Laxman Sahoo, Bijaylaxmi Naik, SatyabrataSahoo, Chandramani Naik, Rajkishore Pradhan were engaged to collect blood , where as Balaram Pati, , Ast Kumar Sahu, Ashutosh Das , Basudev co ordinate the camp.
Paralakhemundi,15/11/19:-On behalf of District Administration on collaboration with District Social Security Department on Children's Day Para Sports & Games organized.On this occasion Collector Gajapati Mr.Anupam Saha,Ms.Sarah Sharma SP,Sub-Collector Mr. Rajanikant Swain,CDMO Mrs.Gunurani Patnaik,DSSO Mr. Rabindranath Behera,DSO Mr. Prabhakar Tripathy inspired the competitors on their participation. Those children must enlighten their smile with least Stigmatization & build highest Recognition as best Citizens on their future.Various Events like Cycle Race,Musical Chair,Drawing,Long jump, High jump with as well as 17 Events taken place.On afternoon ADM Ms.Swadha Singh Dev as Chief Guest distributed Prizes to Winners.Those First Prize Winners of all Events will participate on State Level Sports. Among others DPM of DSSO Mrs.Sibani Panigrahi & her team organized successfully the Program.
Tikiri, 14/11/2019:Adhering to its path of social commitment, Utkal Alumina International Limited (UAIL) an unit of Aditya Birla Group’s Metal Flagship Hindalco, has launched a tailoring training Program under “Project Kaushalya” at Jogiparitunda village on 14th November 2019 as a part of its CSR initiatives. Total no of thirty female trainees from three different mines peripheral villages namely Jogiparitunda, Dandamunda & Hatikhaman villages had been enrolled for this six month long training program.
Lauding this CSR initiative, Mr. N Nagesh, Unit Head & President of UAIL conveyed his message, - “The Company is committed for the development of its peripheral villages by supporting livelihood of the villagers. He also assured to extend all sorts of support to the trainees who will choose tailoring as a career after successful completion of the training.” The Community leaders present at the occasion appreciated this noble effort of the company and hailed intention of the villagers who had been enrolled for this training program.
The training program was jointly inaugurated by Mr. Sukanta Dalei, OIC – Andirakanch Police station, Mr. Ratnakara Naik, Naib Sarapanch - Kodipari G.P & Mr. Siba Sankar Mahapatra, DGM - CSR, UAIL. Among others Mr. Sukanta Ku Mohapatra, Manager – Admin, UAIL, Mr. Susanta Dhal, Manger – CSR, UAIL and Community leaders like Gunanidhi Bagh, Hastaram Gouda & Rajesh Bagh were present at this event. The company extended its gratitude to the community leaders, villagers and trainees for their presence and sharing valuable views during the occasion.