On the occasion of the of its 38th Foundation Day celebrations, the Navratna Central Public Sector National Aluminium Company (NALCO) today dedicated three of its projects to the Nation.
The projects included launching of mining activity at south block of Panchpatamali Bauxite Mines, 18.5 MW Turbo Generator at Alumina Refinery, Damanjodi and Nano Technology based Defluoridation Plant at Smelter, Angul.
These projects were formally inaugurated through video conferencing by Union Minister, Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Mines Narendra Singh Tomar, and Union Minister, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan.
The union ministers in their message through video conferencing appreciated the efforts and achievements of NALCO in nation building and wished further success in coming days.
On this occasion, NALCO felicitated Padmashree Prafulla Kar with lifetime achievement award. Padmavibhusan Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia was also felicitated for his significant contributions. Besides, for this year, NALCO Kalidas awards were presented to Prof.Atul Kumar Nanda & Prof Sukanta Kumar Senapati for their contribution in Sanskrit literature.Similarly, NALCO Kharavela Awards were handed over to Nirod Kumar Dehury, Sonali Mohapatra, Manisha Manaswini, and Sugyani Mahapatra for their significant achievements and contributions to Odissi Dance.NALCO Literary award for 2018 were presented to Dasarathi Das and Shantanu Kumar Acharya.
On this occasion Badri Prasad Mishra was also felicitated for his significant contributions to Environment Protection. As part of company’s endeavor to encourage Swachhata drive in schools, NALCO awarded Gul Gul- Kun Mun awards to 10 schools from Angul, Damanjodi and Vizag region.
Addressing the occasion, NALCO CMD T K Chand while highlighting the company’s significant performance in last fiscal said the company being the lowest cost producer of Alumina in the world has become the second highest net foreign exchange earning in the country.BM