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NALCO Organises Quiz Competition Amongst Central PSU Offices Operating in Bhubaneswar for Promotion of Rajbhasha

Bhubaneswar, 23.06.2022: National Aluminum Company Limited (NALCO), a Public Sector ‘Navratna’ CPSE as the Chairman’s Office for Town Official Language Implementation Committee (TOLIC), constituted under the directions of the Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs, GOI, organized a Quiz competition to promote the usage of Hindi language and as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

NALCO always takes initiatives for the implementation of Official Language through inspiration and reassurance as the Chairman’s office of TOLIC(U), Bhubaneswar. NALCO, through various initiatives, motivates the member offices of the CPSEs operating in Bhubaneswar to implement the usage of Hindi language in day-to-day use. In that direction, the open quiz competition was organized in which 15 organizations including IOCL, BPCL, FCI, AAI, NALCO, BSNL, ITDC etc. participated.

The Chief Guest of event Shri Sridhar Patra, CMD, NALCO & Chairman TOLIC (U) addressed the august gathering and said, “Language is a symbol of our cultural heritage, taking out time from our daily schedule and participating in official language programs is the moral and constitutional onus of every Indian.” Shri Patra also gave away prizes to the winners. Amongst others, the programme was graced by Shri Radhashyam Mahapatro, Director (HR), NALCO and Vice Chairman, TOLIC (U). The programme was coordinated by Shri Asutosh Rath, General Manager, NALCO and Shri Roshan Pandey, Member Secretary, TOLIC(U) conducted the programme as the Quiz Master.

Food Corporation of India, Regional Office secured the first position while National Aluminum Company (Nalco) and Food Corporation of India, Divisional Office got the second and third position respectively.

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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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