6th edition of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ initiated to uphold Bapu’s teachings
Hyderabad: NMDC, the country’s largest Iron ore producing Navratna mining company, commemorated Mahatma Gandhiji’s 151st birth anniversary by pledging for a ‘Swachh Bharat’ Abhiyaan’ today at the company’s headquarters in Hyderabad and all its project sites across the country. This is the 6th year running that NMDC pledged to spread the message of ‘Cleaner India – Greener India’ being the motto of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Shri Sumit Deb, CMD, NMDC along with functional directors of NMDC, Shri P. K. Satpathy, Director – Production and Shri Alok Kumar Mehta, Director – Commercial inaugurated the programme by lighting a traditional lamp in the presence of senior officers and HOD’s. After garlanding and paying floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhiji, the Swachh Bharat pledge was administered by the CMD, Shri Sumit Deb. All the employees took the pledge and later cleaned the premises of NMDC Head Office Building Khanij Bhawan at Masab Tank, Hyderabad.
On this occasion Shri Sumit Deb, CMD, NMDC said, Mahatma Gandhi dreamt of an India which was not only free but also clean and developed. Now it is our duty to serve Mother India by keeping the country clean and green. NMDC over the last few years has been pro-actively implementing Swachh Bharat Abhiyan with proper long-term plans.
NMDC over the years, has silently but steadily contributed to the Socio-Economic development of the nearby project areas, Under the Swachh Bharat initiative, around 2200 toilets blocks have been constructed at surrounding areas of Bailadila iron ore mines, Steel Plant at Nagarnar (Chhattisgarh), Donimalai iron ore mines and plant (Karnataka) and Diamond Mining Project (Panna in Madhya Pradesh).
Taking cognizance of the current Corona Virus situation, the celebration was held by maintaining GOI Ministry of Health and Family welfare (MoHFW) guidelines of social distancing and other hygiene standards.