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Koraput,21/02/19:Nandanik, a theatre group based in Koraput, Odisha organised a two day workshop on 6-7 February 2019 at its office in Koraput. The workshop was on 'Theatre Organisation'. The workshop was aimed at learning of procedures to run a theatre group and identifying the various avenues of resource mobilization for theatre artists and groups.
Sourav Chattopadhyay, director of Kolkata based Theatre Workers Repertory was the principal resource person of this workshop. The young members of Nandanik who aspire to become full time theatre professionals took part in the workshop. The participants were trained to do documentation, maintain files, paperwork, preparation of projects for grants and scholarships etc.
Ajaya Edding, a participant said, 'The workshop was very useful as it showed us the way to become economically self sufficient in Theatre.' Prof Sourav Gupta, creative director of Nandanik said, 'Nandanik's long term aim is to develop a few young theatre enthusiasts of Koraput into semi professional theatre artists if not fully professional and this workshop was a small step towards it.'
Nandanik was established in 2014 in Koraput and has been constantly engaged in activities related to theatre learning, training & production.
Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Shri Suresh Prabhu presented the award at 17th Edition of FICCI CSR Summit and Awards held at New Delhi.
JSPL has been selected for this prestigious award for its innovative and high impact women empowerment programmes across the Country.
Director, JSPL and Co-Chairperson of JSPL Foundation and Smt. Shallu Jindal received the Award.
New Delhi, February 21, 2019: Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) has been conferred ‘The FICCI CSR Award’ for Women Empowerment at 17th Edition of FICCI CSR Summit and Awards held at New Delhi today. JSPL won this prestigious award for its innovative and high impact women empowerment programmes, implemented by the Company’s CSR Arm JSPL Foundation, across its operational areas in India. Director, JSPL and the Co-Chairperson of JSPL Foundation Smt. Shallu Jindal received the award from Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Shri Suresh Prabhu at a glittering function held in Delhi today.
Upon receiving the Award Smt Shallu Jindal, said " I am thrilled for the prestigious FICCI CSR award on Women Empowerment awarded to JSPL. JSPL Foundation strongly believes that Women are the fulcrum of holistic improvement in the lives of Families and the prime mover of development of the Nation. Our multidimensional Women empowerment programmes are being implemented across the Country covering more than 6 lakh women enhancing their Quality of life and decision making power. JSPL Foundation is immensely thankful to FICCI and the learned Jury members for this national level award and recommits itself for sustainable women empowerment programmes".
JSPL has been selected for this award after successfully completing 3-tier selection-process, which includes on site assessment by the independent assessors and Independent Jury Round. The Jury comprised of eminent personalities comprising of Heads of highly reputed Development Institutions and was chaired by Mr. Ajay Shankar, Former Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).
As the CSR Arm of Jindal Steel & Power, the JSPL Foundation has been executing multidimensional development programmes in the areas of health, education, skill building, livelihood promotion and sports, enhancing the Quality of Life of more than 6.4 lakh women on sustainable basis in Angul, Keonjhar and Sundergarh districts of Odisha, Ramgarh and West Singhbhum districts of Jharkhand and Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh and other parts of India .
JSPL’s Flagship programme ‘Kishori Express’ programmes has been highly successful in controlling anemia among 50000 adolescent girls in Angul District of Odisha and is set to be replicated in in Nuh district of Haryana under the ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’.
Programme of Government of India. Mother and Child Health focused programme ‘Vatsalya’ achieved 100% immunization, 100% pregnancy registration, 99% prenatal care (PNC), 100% antenatal care (ANC) and 95% Institutional delivery in 61 Revenue villages where it is being implemented . JSPL Foundation has equipped about 5000 women with necessary backward and forward linkages, who are now running 1170 micro enterprises across these states and generating sizable supplementary income on sustainable basis.Besides, it runs five OP Jindal Community Colleges, which are contributing customized skill development of women in these States resulting in their socio-economic empowerment. JSPL Foundation also lays high focus on providing Scholarship to meritorious Girl Students and promoting Sports for rural girls.
FICCI CSR Award is India’s first Corporate Social Responsibility award at the National level , instituted in 1999. The aim of the award is to identify and recognize the efforts of companies in integrating and internalizing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Bhawanipatna/Khurda,20/02/19: While the Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is going for broke to give a fillip to its electoral campaign in the State, it seems the top brass of the BJP has already chosen to play safe. Earlier, both Narendra Modi and Amit Shah and today Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who are considered as the star campaigners of the party, went soft on Odisha government during their visits to the State.
This ‘go soft’ policy has raised many eyebrows with the Congress alleging that the recent defeat of the BJP in the recently concluded assembly elections in the Hindi-heartland- Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan- has forced the saffron party to change its tone and now it is looking out to parties like BJD, AIADMK and Shiv Sena to bail it out in the upcoming elections.
Addressing a public gathering at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi today, UP CM Yogi, contrary to his fire-brand image, targeted Odisha CM Naveen over several issues. “In 19 years of rule Naveen government has constructed only 17 lakh houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, but UP government has already provided 20 lakh houses to poor people in only two years of BJP governance,” he said.
Yogi also alleged that the much touted KALIA scheme of Odisha government is already into corruption from the day it was launched while the Modi government’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) yojana is clean and it will immensely benefit farmers across the country.
“Like the panchayat elections, where the electorate reposed their faith on BJP, we expect the same trust of voters during the 2019 polls. If BJP is given a chance in Odisha, the State will have a high growth rate like UP,” he added.
CM Yogi also targeted CM Naveen at a public rally in Khurda on Wednesday. he alleged that the Odisha government is disrespecting freedom fighters by not providing land for a Paika Rebellion memorial and it’s time to expose the Naveen Patnaik-led government.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, went full throttle, and leveled several allegations against Odisha government. He accused the Naveen government of depriving people of Odisha with quality healthcare and not implementing Centre’s Ayushman Bharat Yojana for petty political gains.
Stating that under the PM-KISAN yojana Modi government has made a budgetary allocation to provide Rs 6000 annually to around 45 lakh farmers in Odisha, Pradhan questioned the reason behind opposing the scheme by the Naveen government.
However, the BJD refuted all the allegations levelled by the BJP leaders with the party spokesperson Pratap Deb tagging CM Yogi as a ‘liar’. Deb said that there is no question of corruption in Odisha government’s KALIA scheme as money is being directly credited to the accounts of farmers.
Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) Bhubaneswar Chapter organizes ‘Public Relations Talk’
A Book titled as ‘Mahatma Gandhi, As a Journalist and Editor’ Released.
Bhubaneswar February 20, 2019:‘Gandhi, the journalist pre-dated Gandhi the freedom fighter by at least two decades,’ said Mr. Snehasis Sur, President of Kolkata Press Club during ‘Public Relations Talk’ organized by Bhubaneswar Chapter of Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) at Bhubaneswar on Monday (February 18, 2019). On the occasion a book titled as ‘Mahatma Gandhi, As a Journalist and Editor’ was also released.
Regional Director of Indian Institute of Mass Communication Eastern Region Campus Dr. Mrinal Chatterjee and EVP & Group Head (CSR & Education) of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) Mr. Prashant Kumar Hota also spoke on in the theme of ‘Mahatma Gandhi as a Communicator’.
Edited by Dr. Mrinal Chatterjee and Mr. Snehasis Sur, the Book ‘Mahatma Gandhi, As a Journalist and Editor’ is an attempt to understand and appreciate the concept and process of journalism as practiced by Gandhi. “It also attempts to underline the relevance and necessity of Gandhian Journalism in the era of post truth,” said Dr. Chatterjee.
Another book ‘Window Seat’, which is a compilation of columns written by Dr. Chatterjee, was also released on the occasion. Chairman of PRSI Bhubaneswar Chapter Mr. Amar Jyoti Mahapatra presided over the programme.
Treasurer of PRSI Bhubaneswar Chapter Mr. Krushna Chandra Mahapatra welcomed the Speakers and Secretary of PRSI Bhubaneswar Chapter Mr. Sanjay Kumar Sahoo coordinated the programme.
Rayagada, 19/02/19: Sri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India, laid foundation stone of HPCL’s LPG Bottling Plant at Rayagada. He also dedicated Railway Foot Over Bridges at Rayagada, Ladda and Jimidipeta to the Nation.
Among others Shri Giridhar Gamang, Former Chief Minister, Odisha, Shri M K Surana, Chairman and Managing Director, HPCL, Shri Rakesh Misri, Executive Director LPG, HPCL, Shri S Jeyakrishnan, Director (Marketing), HPCL, Col. Jaleswar Kanhar, Post Master General, Odisha, Shri Sudhansu Mishra, Regional Passport Officer, Shri Mukul Sharan Mathur, DRM-Waltair, East Coast Railway were present during the occasion.
Addressing the gathering Dharmendra said, ‘KBK region is being given importance in the development process, last year an LPG bottling plant was initiated in Bolangir and now the bottling plant in Rayagada will help usher economic development in the region and provide employment opportunities to the youth in the KBK region’.
LPG Bottling plant of HPCL with scheduled completion by September 2020 will be second LPG plant of HPCL in the state and will be constructed with a capex of Rs 91 crore. It will have a bottling capacity of 60 MMTPA (42 lakh cylinders per year) with a 24-Head Electronic Carousel. The plant will have mounded storage and will be equipped with advanced safety facilities.
The upcoming LPG Bottling plant in Rayagada will not only cater to the LPG markets in various districts in Odisha like Bolangir, Boudh, Gajapathi, Kalahandi, Kandhmal, Koraput, Malakangiri, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Rayagada and Sonepur but also bring direct and indirect employment to the youth of this part of the State.
Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, in the State of Odisha a total of 37.16 Lakh LPG connections have been given by the Oil Marketing Companies. Since 2014, LPG customers in the State of Odisha have grown from 20.22 lakhs to 76.65 Lakhs in 2019 leading to tremendous rise in LPG coverage from 20% to 71.5%.
HPCL’s Rayagada LPG bottling plant, once commissioned, will usher new growth and further increase the coverage of LPG in the state.
Bhubaneswar, February 19, 2019:Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) Angul has been conferred with ‘Gold Award for Training Excellence’ for its exemplary efforts in employee training and development activities. JSPL’s Angul Unit Vice President and Head (HR) Mr.AlokMalhotrareceived the award from Major Gen. (Retd.) P. K. Sehgal at Apex India Excellence Award 2018-19 Ceremony held at Delhi on 18th February 2019. Mr.Malhotra was accompanied by JSPL’s Manager (HR)Mr.Atish Kumarand Mr.Soumeek Das.
Congratulating the HR team, JSPL’s Chief Operating OfficerMr.PankajGautam, “As a learning organisation, JSPL always encourages its employees for continual learning and development. This award will further boost our efforts to skill up our employees at Angul”.
Several mega corporate organisations of Indiacompeted for this prestigious awardand JSPL’s Angulunit bagged this honour after thorough evaluation by a high-level jury.
Apex India Foundation is a leading non-profit organisation. Every year it honours individuals and organisations for their contribution towards the society, maintaining a thorough selection process with a team of highly experienced and notable personalities.
Pakistan Prime Minister bending down on feet: India should test him through condition of handing over Kulbhushan Jadav and Masood Azhar to IndiaWritten by odishabarta
New Delhi,19/02/19:Body language of Pakistani Premier in video reacting on terrorist attack in Pulwama clearly exhibits great fear of Imran Khan from India where each and every Indian leaving apart some self-acclaimed human-right-activists have exhibited solidarity to martyrs of brave Indian forces. Indian Prime Minister can show a pre-conditional human approach towards Pakistani Premier by asking immediate unconditional release of Kulbhushan Jadhav and handing over Masood Azhar to India.
There must not be any practical problem for Imran Khan to accept these simple and practical conditions. Already members of Pakistani delegation at International Court of Justice are on back foot begging for courtesy from members of Indian delegation. It is an established fact that Indian plane was hijacked for release of Masood Azhar which is in itself biggest proof of his being an established terrorist.
Cricketer-turned politician Navjotsingh Siddhu can be best utilized as middle-man to strike such simple deal with his friend Imran Khan. Perhaps striking such a deal may result in Nobel Peace Prize for the politician-cum-comedian as a healing touch for his being kicked out from Kapil Sharma Show.
Report;Jogi Nahak/K.Santosh Patro,Odishabarta
Berhampur,19/02/19: In a step against violation of Govt guidelines, Fire fighting equipment, fuel adulteration and theft, The legal metrology department,Civill Supply department in the presence of a Magistrate of Berhampur Sub Division inspected Kargil filling stations here on 13/02/19 ( Wednesday ) and checked the quality of fuel sold following the instruction of Mr Diganta Routray,Sub Collector, Berhampur.
The inspection team thoroughly checked fuel density, stock presence, adherence to ‘no helmet no petrol’ rule, fire protection system and chips of dispensers at the petrol pumps. Functionality of other ancillary facilities available at the pumps including toilet and drinking water were also checked,” said, Magistrate.
The next course of action against the petrol pumps flouting norms would be decided after submission of the inspection report to Sub Collector.
Confirmed sources, the petrol pumps named ‘‘Kargil’ dispensing petrol to the helmetless customers flouting the rule and mainly not behaving proper to consumers. In context when media intervene the issue and discuss the matter with the manager of Kargil Petrol Pump the behaviour of the manager is very much rude as customary later matter gone to Police.
Assaulting scribes Berhampur press reported before the Town PS against the Manager of Kargil Petrol Pump and basis on the complaint IIC, Town, Nihar R Pradhan acted instantly and detained the manager at police station.
Till late night a wide discussion took place at police station in-between scribes and manager in presence of senior police officers Mr Prabhat Routray,ASP and Bishnu Pati,SDPO,City.
Later the Manager was released after giving a written undertaking before the police Officers.
According to notification any petrol pump dealer should adhered the following Services and Amenities;
Ensure quality product at correct quantity and correct price.
Provide Air facility to customers during the operating hours of the Outlet.
Ensure prompt service and courteous behaviour at all times.
A suggestion/complaint book must be maintained and made readily available to customers on demand. A message indicating availability of this book must be prominently displayed.
The working hours of the retail outlet should be prominently displayed. Holiday notices should be displayed well in time.
Ensure availability of clean Toilet in the premises.
Ensure availability of telephone facilities in the premises.
Prominently display the Name/Contact No. of the dealer and also the Name/Contact No. of the Oil Company personnel who are to be contacted by the customer in case of complaints.
Display messages on the Customer Service Cell and posters on Customer Education as provided by the respective Oil Companies from time to time.
First Aid Box is to be made available by the dealer, with necessary valid medicinal aids.
Ensure that the outlet is kept adequately illuminated and clean as per housekeeping standards laid down by the Oil Companies.
Safety equipments at Retail Outlet should be provided as per the statutory requirements and maintained in good working condition. Dealer is to be trained in operating the equipments and trained staff should be available to handle and operate the same.
With respect to the toilets, dealers are mandated to check daily and ensure
Toilets are cleaned daily, Proper lighting is available, Flush is working properly, Water is available, working latch is available on the toilet door and Signage is available