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Entire Jindal Family gathered at Angul to mark the grand occasion
74 employees felicitated for their more than 25 years of Service
Quintessential performance by renowned artists, including kuchipudi dance recital by Smt. Shallu Jindal, wows the audience.
Angul,02/03/19:Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL), one of the leading business conglomerates with significant presence in core infrastructure sectors including steel, power and mining in India and abroad, commenced commemoration of 30 years of its business excellence at its mega steel making facility at Angul on 1st March. On the occasion, a scintillating cultural programme with classical dances was organized at the premises of Temple in Jindal Nagar. The Company also honoured 74 employees who are working with it for more than last 25 years.
Chairperson Emeritus of OP Jindal Group Smt. Savitri Jindal, Chairman of Jindal SAW ShriPritvi Raj Jindal, Smt. Aarti Jindal, Chairman of JSW Group Sajjan Jindal, Smt. Sangita Jindal, Chairman of Jindal Stainless Ltd Shri Rattan Jindal, Chairman of JSPL Shri Naveen Jindal, Co-Chairperson of JSPL Foundation Smt. Shallu Jindal,.
Shri Manomohan Goel, Smt. NirmalaGoel, ShriVenkatesh Jindal, Smt. UrmilaBhuwalka, ShriSushilBhuwalka, Smt. SarikaJhunjhunwala, Ms. AvishaJhunjhunwala, Smt. Seema Jindal, Smt. SarojBhartiya, Shri. Kamal Bhartiya, Ms. AvishaJhunjhunwala, Jt. MD of JSPL Shri NA Ansari and CEO of JSPL ShriSudhansu Saraf joined the grand occasion along with other member of Shri O P Jindal Family and other senior officials of JSPL.
Speaking on the occasion Chairman of JSPL Shri Naveen Jindal said, “JSPL is a result of Shri OP Jindal’s vision of building a self-reliant India in every industrial sector. With a humble beginning at Raigarh in 1989, JSPL has emerged successful in its quest for building a nation of our dream. It now a dominant player in business landscape across multiple sectors of Indian economy, including Steel, Power, infrastructure, mining and cement. We are thankful for support various people during this 30 years journey of JSPL”. He thanked all the employees, workers and local community for their dedication and support in building and operation of state the art factories and mines across India and outside.
Renowned artists from various part of the Country performed in the exhilarating cultural programme, NrityaSangam, at the Temple premises in the DevBhoomi. Renowned artists from different parts of the country presented magnificent dances such as PungCholam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattam, Odissi and Kathak. Co-Founder of JSPL Foundation, Smt. Shallu Jindal’s Kuchipudi recital enthralled the audience.
Smt. Shallu Jindal thanked each workmen and artisans who contributed in building the grand temple with their skill and sweat. She also expressed her deep gratitude for the digniataries from Govt , Media , Academia , Development Organisations and MahilaSamitis and local opinion makers and community members who graced the 30th year commemoration event .
The journey of JSPL was started in 1989 by legendary industrialist and visionary Shri Om Prakash Jindal with laying of foundation of a 0.3 MTPA DRI Plant at Raigarh. During this 30 years of journey, JSPL has spread its footprints across three States in India, including Odisha and overseas which includes Oman, Australia, Mozambique and South Africa. Led by Shri Naveen Jindal jim JSPL has created cutting-edge capacities to produce 11.6 Million Tonne Per Annum steel and 5034 MW power. The Company now operates some of India’s most advanced steel manufacturing and power generation capacities of global scale. This also includes Odisha’s largest steel making complex of 6 MTPA Capacity at Angul and India’s largest Palletization complex of 9 MTPA capacity at Barbil in Keonjhar district.
Under the leadership of its Chairman Shri Naveen Jindal, JSPL is ‘Making in India’ and has illuminated millions of lives, creating new opportunities to build a better tomorrow. Through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm, JSPL Foundation, the Company has made significant investments in socio-economic development of community, especially those living around its operational areas. JSPL Foundation has initiated several innovative and high impact development programmes in the areas of healthcare, nutrition, skill development, education, women empowerment, promotion of art & culture, Sports, rural infrastructure building and other areas across various parts of the Country.
The 30 years commemorative programme will continue at Raigarh City on March 02, 2019 and beyond.
Kortaput,02/03/19:Police arrested four more persons in Koraput districts today for allegedly making Odia question paper viral on February 22. While four persons were arrested by Sunabeda Police in Bandhugaon block of Koraput district.
According to reports, four persons which includes one photocopy shop owner and three parents of students were arrested for making the Odia question paper viral at Bandhugaon High school in Koraput. The police seized one laptop, a photocopy machine and mobiles from the accused persons.
Sunabeda SDPO Niranjan Behera said, “We had registered two cases in connection with the Odia question paper viral incident at Bandhugaon High School on February 22. Today, we arrested four persons for allegedly taking snaps of the question paper and photocopying it before putting them on social media. We will forward them to court today.”
The repeated question leak incidents have exposed the incapacity and inefficiency of School and Mass education department as well as Board of Secondary Education authority. Therefore, the concerned minister should take serious action " said senior citizen in a statement.
New Delhi,01/03/19:The anxious wait has finally ended as Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman has made come back to his soil India after spending two days in Pakistan.
Shortly after being handed over to India by Pakistani authorities, Varthaman crossed on to the Indian side of Indo-Pak border at Attari integrated check-post (ICP) in Punjab on Friday.
After reaching the border at around 5.20 PM, the Pakistan Rangers handed over Abhinandan to the Indian Authorities after completing all formalities. He underwent a medical check-up and was debriefed by IAF authorities.
From there he will be taken to Amritsar and subsequently flown to New Delhi in a special plane. As per sources, Abhinandan was accompanied by Indian High Commission officials from Islamabad to the Attari ICP. Abhinandan, the IAF pilot, was captured in Pakistan on February 27 after his MIG-21 Bison fighter jet was shot down during a dogfight near the Line of Control (LoC).
Bhubaneswar,01/03/19:After the BJP accused a few private companies of showing undue favours to the State Government by distributing free mobile phones among Biju Yuva Vahini (BYV) volunteers and brought the matter to the notice of Governor, ED and Vigilance, controversy in connection with the issue has now created new problems for the State’s ruling-BJD.
Tension erupted at Bhogarai block in Balasore on Thursday after irate locals locked up some BJD workers and police officials as an altercation broke out between two groups during distribution of free mobile phones to BYV volunteers. Even as the block officials tried to pacify the matter, they were also roughed up by the angry locals.
The incident has now fueled the allegations leveled by the Opposition parties who have now come down hard on the ruling party.
The BJP alleged that mining companies like Triveni Earth Movers, Sirajuddin who have been enjoying undue privileges from the State Government have now come forward to help the ruling party by distributing mobile phones for its promotion.
Kolkata,01/03/19:Ahead of World Hearing Day, experts have urged everyone to get themselves checked to prevent unsafe listening practices, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimating a rising trend of hearing impairment across the globe.
“Earlobes have two important functions – localisation of sound and reflecting the unwanted sound. Using earphones, one bypasses them. We think we are hearing very well, but today’s earphone users are going to be tomorrow’s hearing aid users,” said Sudipta Chandra, ENT, head and neck cancer specialist.
However, there is no significant study that can provide a fixed duration of hours of earphone usage that is safe. Using headphone and portable speakers are fine if the volume is below 85 decibels.
As per a WHO estimate, there were 466 million persons in the world with hearing loss in 2018 and the figure is likely to increase to 630 million by 2030. Also, 1.1 billion young people are at risk due to unsafe listening practices.
“This year’s theme of World Hearing Day is ‘check your hearing’. People should act immediately as loss of hearing is preventable, curable and treatable,” another ENT specialst M.N. Bhattacharya said on Thursday.
He explained that getting an early screening can prevent hearing loss.
By curable, Bhattacharya meant that the person can hear normally after a small operation or through medication. The problem can also be treated using a hearing aid.
Koraput,28/02/19:Four- days long Annual Sports Meet-2019 of the Central University Orissa started on 24.02.2019 ended with the valedictory programme held on 27.02.2019 at its Sunabeda campus. Prof. Sachidananda Mahanty, Vice Chancellor of the University graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Prof. Bhabani Prasad Rath, Dean Students’ Welfare and OSD-Examinations, Prof. Kishore Chandra Raut, Dean-Academics, Prof. Sharat Kumar Palita, Dean-SBCNR, Prof. Asit Kumar Das, Registrar were also present on the dais. Speaking on the occasion Prof. Mohanty congratulated the University community for successfully organizing the first ever Annual Sports Meet at the University. 27 sporting events were organized where 204 athletes participated. Prof. Mohanty gave away the certificate and prizes to the winners of various events.
Prof. Mohanty in his address advised the students to take sports as Sports for nation building. He said “Sports is an integral part of education, we must take sports for nation building. Sports help students to become more disciplined and focused”. He also expressed his concern for the current situation prevailing in the country; “in this grave time and crises we must have to be united and stand firm behind our security forces to protect our country from the external threat. The University community is praying for the safe return of the brave air force pilot captured in Pakistan”, he said. Prof. Mohanty talked about great historical background of sporting events of Olympics, Marathon and other games. He also gave examples of many historic sporting countries like Athens, Greece and Sparta.
Prof. Rath in his welcome address thanked and congratulated the University community for organizing the Annual Sports Meet-2019 successfully. In his address he remembered the legendary sports persons and their contribution to the sports world and said “you (students) have created a record by organizing this historic event. May this unity stand like this and many more such events come in future”.
Prof. Asit Kumar Das, Registrar in his address encouraged the students for their active participation in the events. He said “it is yours (students) participation and efforts made this event a grand success. Winning or losing doesn’t matter it’s your participation, spirit to enjoy sports and sportsmanship sprit must be saluted”.
Prof. Palita in his address thanked the entire University community for their effort and co-operation for making this event successful. He said “there is no other medium then sports to bring channelize the energy of the students. Sports bring universal brotherhood and fraternity among the people”.
While giving the vote of theanks, Prof. Raut thanked the Vice-Chancellor, officials, and University community for this successfully events. He specially thanked Sh. Pradeep Kumar Mohanty, founder Kalinga Sports Foundation, Koraput and his team for their support and co-operation. He also thanked the district administration and District health unit for their support to organize the Annual Sports Meet-2019. Mr. Sourav Gupta, Asst. Professor anchored the valedictory function.
From 24th February 2019 to 27th February 2019, 27 sporting events were organized among which 15 events for Boys’ and 12 events for Girls’. A total number of students 204 participants participated in it where 70 volunteers helped to organize the event. The whole sports events were officiated by the members of Kalinga Sports Foundation, Koraput with the help of CUO and District Sports Office.
Talcher,28/02/19:A full scale Mock Drill was held at Chlorination Plant area of NTPC Talcher, Kaniha on 27.02.2019 in association with District Crisis Group,Angul . Prior to mock drill, a presentation on On-Site Emergency Plan was given by S.S. Behera (AGM, Safety Coordinator) at Vivekananda Conference Hall building.
The Mock Drill was witnessed by representatives of local industries like M/s Smelter Plant of Nalco Ltd, M/s CPP Nalco Ltd, M/s Jindal Steel & Power Ltd, M/s Bhushan Energy Ltd, M/s TTPS (NTPC Ltd) Talcher Thermal, M/s Global Coal & Mining Ltd, M/s Aryan Energy (P) Ltd, M/s Spectrum Coal & Power Ltd, M/s Ganesh Sponge (P) Ltd.
After the Mock Drill , Santosh James.Chief General Manager ,NTPC Kaniha briefed the team members for the successful completion of same.
The convener of the District Crisis Group , Umakant Samantaray, Asst Director of Factories & Boiler, Angul Zone-II evaluated the performance and gave his valuable feedback to the management team.
Paralakhemundi,28/02/19:Society for the Welfare of Weaker Sections (SWWS) of Gajapati organized an Interface Workshop on Resettlement & Livelihood at Markada of Gosani block of Gajapati.Speaking on the occasion Mr.D.Jagannath Raju expressed gratitude for their Solidarity to unitedly organized. Despite living in Non-Scheduled block they can amass their positions like other Scheduled blocks of Gajapati for minimum Rights on Livelihoods.Participants from adjacent villages addressed their grave issues on Land Rights.Prabin Sabar of Markada requested on establishment of Hostel to enable their tribal children on mainstream of education.About 33 cases of ensuring Pattas applied since long yet to be sorted out.Most families are deprived of Antodaya Yojana of the village.MLA Lad sanctioned for cc road in between Markada & Andarda yet to be carried out.K.Naĺama of Kamala Banjeri village pointed on Drinking Water where they have to depend on broken well moreover tubewell yet to installed.About 15 families applied for Homested Pattas & local RI already measured.They are yet to be ensured.During last Titli Cyclone 4 families whose houses damaged yet to get compensations.Labanya Sabar of Tulsipadu village addressed his concerns of road construction inside village.Need of repair of broken well yet to sorted out feeling gravity of coming summer.Joseph Bhuyan of Jakarguda affirmed on pending FRA Pattas of 36 families.Road from Jakarguda to Tulsipadu still in precarious condition.Adi Sabar w/o Late Linga Sabar yet to get PDF Benefits where Ration cards is their main issue.S.Apallama of Sidhipalem drew flank on ccroad construction from village to temple.6 families whose houses damaged on cyclone yet to get compensation.Abhaya Sabar of Parsurampur addressed various problems like disrupted road communication from Katalkaitha to Parsurampur,Sidhipalem to Parsurampur and caste certificates for tribal families for which they are deprived of PDS Services.After analysing those grave issues they jointly decided to take up on coming Pallisabha to sort out.About 200 tribals attended the Workshop.Bhagabat Padhi Coordinator of SWWS conveyed vote of thanks to all.