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JSPL organised a mini-marathon and plantation programme Commemorating World Environment Day

Barbil:6/6/19: Commemorating World Environment Day 2019 with the theme ‘Beat Air Pollution’, Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) organised a mini-marathon and plantation programme at the pellet plant premises at Barbil on Wednesday.

More than 200 participants from various age groups took part in the ‘Run for clean air’ event. Holding placards bearing slogans like “Be fair, don’t pollute air”, the children took a pledge to save the environment.

To mark the day, Unit Head of JSPL Barbil, Suresha G, other officials and employees of the company planted about 200 fruit-bearing saplings of several species in the plant premises. Enthusiastic children were also seen planting saplings and watering them.

On the occasion, Suresha G said, “Often we can’t even see it, but air pollution is everywhere. We can’t stop breathing, but we can do something about the quality of our air. JSPL is committed to making its plant and peripheral villages a cleaner and greener place.”He stressed the dangers and harmful effects of air pollution and cited various human activities that pollute the air.

The event concluded with a pledge by the children and others to strive towards a cleaner and healthier environment.

In the prize distribution ceremony, as many as 50 children and employees received prizes for winning in several competitions including poster making, slogan and essay writing on “Beat Air Pollution” theme.

About Ashok Palit

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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