Sambalpur: Mr A K Jha, Chairman and Managing Director, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), unfurled the Tricolour and greeted everyone as flagship subsidiary of Coal India Limited celebrated 69th Republic Day on Friday with patriotic fervour and gaiety. The CMD also took salute of 23 contingents of smartly marching contingents of Security personnel, NCC cadets, Scouts and Guides, Jagriti Mahila Mandal’s Laadli girls and various schools of Sambalpur.
Director (Personnel) L N Mishra, Chief Vigilance Officer Mr Munwar Khursheed,IRPF, president Jagriti Mahila Mandal Dr Nisha Thakur along with vice-presidents Ms Madhoo Mishra and Dr. Nuashina Afrina Ali, Vice-President, Jagruti Mahila Mandal were prominent among large number of people participated in the celebrations. Colourful patriotic dance drama presentations by school children drew huge applause from people. Winners of march-past and cultural programme were also given prizes.