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NALCO honours Achievers from various fields to celebrate 40th Foundation Day

  • Shri Prof Prafulla Kumar Mishra and Prof Raghunath Panda conferred with NALCO Kalidas Award
  • Shri Bharat Charan Giri and Ms. Rupashree Mohapatra awarded NALCO Kharvela Awards (Guru); Shri Gaurishankar Dash and Ms. Manjushree Panda conferred with NALCO Kharvela Awards (Dancer)
  • NALCO Smiles Award awarded to Ganjam Orthopedically Handicapped Welfare Association

Bhubaneswar, 08/01/2020Navratna CPSE National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) today conferred prestigious Awards to artists, institutions / NGOs and eminent scholars to promote Odissi dance, contribution towards rehabilitation of differently-abled persons and for propagating Sanskrit literature, to mark the 40th Foundation Day Celebrations, at Nalco Nagar, Bhubaneswar.

Inspired by the rich contribution in promoting and teaching Sanskrit literature, the Company awarded the ‘NALCO Kalidas Awards’ to Shri Prof Prafulla Kumar Mishra and Prof Raghunath Panda.

For their significant achievements and contributions to Odissi Dance, NALCO ‘Kharavela Awards (Guru)’ were bestowed on Shri Bharat Charan Giri and Ms. Rupashree Mohapatrawhile Shri Gaurishankar Dash and Ms. Manjushree Panda was conferred with ‘NALCO Kharvela Awards (Dancer)’.


‘NALCO Smiles Award’ was awarded to Ganjam Orthopedically Handicapped Welfare Association for their efforts towards resettlement and rehabilitation of differently-abled children/persons. All the awardees were honoured with a cash award and citation.

Addressing the occasion, Shri Sridhar Patra, CMD, NALCO praised all the awardees for their significant contributions in various fields and highlighted the company’s vision stepping on to the 40th year of its operations. Shri Patra said, ‘’NALCO has come a long way over the last 4 decades. We celebrate the Foundation Day to rejoice our association with the organization and also to renew our commitment to help the Company soar to greater heights of glory. I take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to the makers of NALCO and congratulate all my fellow Nalconians who have worked hard all these years to make NALCO a formidable corporate entity of our Nation.’’

Shri Patra added, ‘’While we are stepping on to the 40th Year of business excellence, we need to keep the organization vibrant and dynamic. This calls for innovation and creativity at all levels of operations.’’

About Editor in chief

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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