Sambalpur: Coal miners paid rich tributes to the Iron Man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel today as Mahanadi Coalfields Limited celebrated his birth anniversary as ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ by organising ‘Run for Unity’ and ‘Ekta March’.
Mr A K Jha, Chairman & Managing Director, flagged off Run for Unity in the morning while Mr J P Singh, Director (Technical/Operations) flagged off the Ekta March in the evening wherein a large number of officers, staff and their family members participated.
In his address, Mr Jha emphaised on role of Sardar Patel the making of modern India and said that everyone should contribute for the unity and progress of the nation.
Mr L N Mishra, Director (Personnel), Mr Munawar Khursheed, IRPF, Chief Vigilance Officer and Mr O P Singh, Director (Technical/Projects & Planning) were prominent among senior officers participating in the celebrations.
Platoons of MCL Security, Jagriti Mahila Mandal, WIPS (Women in Public Sector), MCL Anand Vihar Club, MCL Officers’ Club, Mahanadi Golf Club, Students of MCL DAV Anand Vihar and Private Security participated in the march past.