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NALCO took up an innovative approach to spread the importance of cleanliness by distributing personal hygiene kits

Bhubaneswr:28/10/18:Joining the nationwide observance of Swachhata Pakhwada, Navaratna CPSE NALCO today took up an innovative approach to spread the importance of cleanliness by distributing personal hygiene kits including hand gloves, t-shirts, masks, organic soaps etc. to more than 200 rag- pickers from various slums of Bhubaneswar. It is targeted to provide these hygiene kits to 1000 rag-pickers.

Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO, handed over the personal hygiene kits to the rag-pickers from various slums in the city including Jagannath Leprosy Basti, Kargil Basti, Pokhariput Basti, Niladri Vihar Basti, Damana Basti, Ishaneswar Basti etc.

Underscoring the importance of cleanliness and hygiene for a healthy life, Dr. Chand applauded the role of Rag-Pickers as the frontline soldiers of “Swachhata” in any town or city. He said that their condition needs to be alleviated and their welfare needs to be ensured.

The event was organised by NALCO in association with Seva Prayas Foundation. Shri B.K. Thakur, Director (HR), NALCO, noted social activist and founder of Seva Prayas, Ms. Linkan Subudhi, along with senior officials of NALCO were present on the occasion.

It is worth mentioning that the company as part of its continuous endeavours to create awareness on cleanliness and as part of the run-up to mark the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, has been organising host of activities at its Corporate office in Bhubaneswar and also across the country in its various production units and offices.

NALCO under its Swachhata-hi-Seva movement, has plans to distribute five lakh cloth bags to various social organisation for use of general public. The company has also started an online campaign “Swachhathon” under which it invites innovative ideas from school and college students for promoting cleanliness and adopting strategies for a clean Bhubaneswar. Similarly, to promote cleanliness in schools, NALCO has instituted the “Swachh Vidyalaya” award.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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