Odisha: Thousands of Workers Join Mr. Naveen Jindal to celebrate Vishwakarma Puja
Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Angul: Thousands of workers join Mr. Naveen Jindal, Chairman of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) on the occasion of Vishwakarma Puja on September 17, 2013. They, along with employees, local villagers and others, celebrated the Puja held at its plant in Angul with pomp and gaiety. A special Puja Pandal with artistic decoration was put up at Structural Steel Division (SSD) unit of the steel project.
Mr. Jindal took part in the puja rituals and interacted with JSPL employees, workmen, their family members and the local community members, who were present there. “Lord Vishwakarma is a symbol of sustainable growth achieved through creative hardwork. For our plant, every worker is a Vishwakarma as they are working to build a new India with state of the art technology”. He personally asked the workers about their accommodations, working environment, safety measures, facilities at labour colony and other issues/problems.
On the occasion, various departments, including LDP, Safety & fire fighting, CSR and IT put up their stalls showcasing their achievements and activities through power-point presentations and photographs. He appreciated various sustainable rural livelihood programmes taken up in the periphery area villages, improving quality of life of people. He liked the special terracotta cluster developed by the CSR team in partnership with district industry centre. In this programme 45 rural artisans are trained and given marketing support for their terracotta products. Similarly, the poly house initiative, an alternative technique in agriculture, promoted by JSPL in partnership with District Horticulture Department, was also appreciated.Inline image 1
“Lord Vishwakarma is one of our great inspirations for being creative and making novel things. Our team at Angul is taking up various innovative steps in not only building a modern steel making facility but also improving quality of life in and around our plant,” said Mr. DK Saraogi, Executive Director and Location Head of JSPL, Angul.
Other senior officials who joined the worship were Mr. VR Sharma, Dy. MD; Mr. Subrat Ratho, MD (Jindal Synfuel), Mr Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director (Finance); Mr. SK Agarwal, Sr. Vice-President (Commercial); Mr. Prashant Hota, Vice-President (CSR); Mr. CK Mitra, Vice-President (Mines), Mr. CD Mathew, AVP (HR), Mr. SK Sharma, Sr. GM; Mr. Ashish Pandey, DGM and other senior officials.