Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Panchayati Raj and Mines Narendra Singh Tomar today unveiled the official Mascot ‘ALUMOF’, at the Meeting of Parliamentary Consultative Committee held at Vadodara, Gujarat.
ALUMOF, which stands for Aluminium – The Metal of the Future was unveiled by the Minister of Mines, in the presence of Shri Anil Mukim, IAS, Secretary, Mines, Shri Anil Kumar Nayak, Joint Secretary, Mines and Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO and Chairman, Aluminium Association of India.
In the build up to the much-awaited International Conference on Aluminium 2019 (INCAL), which is slated to be held in Bhubaneswar from Jan 31 – Feb 3, 2019, ALUMOF was launched to promote INCAL 2019 and entertain the crowds at various strategic locations across the country. The mascot aims to raise awareness and promote Aluminium as the metal of the future and a metal of national importance.
On the sidelines of the Meeting of Parliamentary Consultative Committee, Minister of Mines Shri Narendra Singh Tomar also inaugurated a CSR coffee-table book ‘Samvedana – The Empathy’. The coffee-table book provides a pictorial depiction of the myriad CSR activities being undertaken by NALCO in its various focus areas, including impactful intervention in Healthcare, Sanitation, Drinking Water, Education, Environmental Sustainability, Infrastructure Development, Sports, Art and Culture, Community care, Livelihood etc.
INCAL will be held in Bhubaneswar for the first time, under the aegis of Ministry of Mines and organized by Aluminium Association of India (AAI). More than 1000 delegates, including 300 foreign delegates from 20 countries with Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Consul Generals will participate in the mega Aluminium Meet.
The key focus areas of INCAL 2019 will be to project Aluminium as the futuristic metal at the international level, increase domestic consumption of the metal at the national level and project Odisha as the Aluminium Capital of India as the state already produces more than 60% of the national production and is a storehouse of the raw material bauxite.