Bhubaneswar: Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, National Aluminium Company (NALCO) handed over the ‘NALCO Sangeet Sudha Award’ to flute maestro Padma Vibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia during the 12th International Chausathi Yogini Mahotsav. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Chand reiterated NALCO’s commitment towards preserving and promoting the rich cultural heritage of Odisha. “Over the years NALCO has been closely associated with promoting Odisha’s rich art and cultural heritage. Going a step further and with the objective to put in place our firm commitment to promote Odisha’s legacy in global limelight, we plan to sign MoUs with various prominent cultural organizations of Odisha”, said Dr. Chand.
The proposed MoUs termed ‘Cultural Excellence: Cultural Efflorescence’ aim at providing a platform for industry-culture interface, which would work in a collaborative and cooperative way for the promotion of cultural excellence of Odisha.