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Footprints CSR E-newsletter January 2013
The New Year has arrived! With 2013, we have entered the teens of this century. The teens signify enthusiasm, innovation and fearlessness. We at CSR are bound by a common ideal and embrace a common goal- Community Development. 2013 reckons us to bring in innovativeness in our approach, for greatness is not where we stand today, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it- but sail we must, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Celebrating World AIDS Day December 2012 To express its solidarity with the cause of HIV-affected people on the ‘World AIDS Day’, Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) launched a slew of awareness programmes on 1 st December 2012 in collaboration with the District administration. On this occasion of the celebration of the 24 th ‘World AIDS Day’, JSPL is the lead partner the District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit (DAPCU). DAPCU organized a district-level rally which was flagged off by the District Collector Mr. Aravind Agrawal at District Headquarter Hospital at 9 am and culminated at the Sabhaghar. The rally witnessed participation of more than 500 people from all walks of life, including students and staff of different educational institution, NGOs, corporate, grass root level workers from ICDS and Health ASHA, Female Sex Workers, MSM and transgender. Following to the rally a public meeting was held at Sabhaghar by lighting the lamp by the participating dignitaries of district administration and corporate houses in presence of the Collector cum District Magistrate Mr. Aravind Agrawal.
Celebrating World AIDS Day 2012 Reminding the theme of the year – ‘Getting to Zero’, ‘Zero New HIV Infections’, ‘Zero Discrimination’ and ‘Zero AIDS Related Deaths’ – Collector cum District Magistrate Mr. Aravind Agrawal said, “Everyone’s cooperation is solicited to eradicate HIV/AIDS and prevent its spread from Angul district. And by taking measures against its transmission, and prevention through Blood, Sex, Needle and Mother to Child, it can be done.” In an unique participatory modality Collector Sri Agrawal conducted an awareness session quiz which helped them through understanding the challenges of HIV and the solutions envisaged through the World Aids Day 2012, with the students and activist presented over there. For this noble initiative JSPL supported the District administration in launching the ‘AIDS Awareness Chariot’ and distribution of blankets to 100 PLHA( People living with HIV Aids) of Angul, Chhendipada and Banarpal blocks. In this occasion, company’s Vice-President Mr. Prashant Kumar Hota reiterated JSPL’s commitment to continue programmes like Condom Vending Machine (CVM), Integrated Counseling and Testing Centre (ICTC) and Street Plays and other awareness and preventive programmes. The Chariot will continue to cover Angul town, Chhendipada, Banarpal blocks and labour hutments of JSPL. In addition to the awareness campaign, exhibition of AIDS-related movies and distribution of IEC materials & condoms will also be done through the Chariot.
5 Voluntary Blood Donation Camp at Banarpal Jindal Steel and Power Ltd.(JSPL), supported Rajiv Gandhi Smruti Pith, Odisha, and Red Cross Blood bank, Angul to organize a volunteer blood donation camp at Rajiv Gandhi Smruti Park, Banarpal, Angul today to mark the 123 birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of the independent India Pundit Shri. Jawaharlal Nehru. Inaugurating this volunteer blood donation camp as chief guest JSPL’s whole- time Director Mr. Dinesh Kumar Saraogi, said “donating blood in regular interval is not only helping the needy patients of our society but also helping the donors in many ways and for this JSPL is always supporting such kind of noble cause driven by different volunteer organizations of our locality at different point of times. To ensure availability of blood at the nearest Red Cross Blood Banks so as to meet the emergent need of people in saving their life is one of the mission of JSPL’s health fulcrum, working under its CSR wing”. To mark this event ever memorable Mr. Saraogi and Mr. Ramesh Kumar Jena, Former MLA, Angul and working President INTUC, Odisha, felicitated Mr. Subodh Kumar Mishra (Member, District Voluntary Blood Donors Association), for individually donating 98 units of blood during last 24 years. This day-long voluntary blood donation camp attracted thousands of visitors where they able to understand the need and urgency of this noble cause. The blood units collected from different volunteer blood donors of that locality were deposited in the District Red Cross Blood Bank, Angul for further use.
MD, CTL visits the demonstration plot on SRI Paddy at Mahitala
Vegetable Farming at Golabandha & Sandhapal
Organising the Block-level Science Exhibition at a High School in Maratira
Delegates from Senegal on a tour of CSR initiatives at Angul, November 2012
Village Health Camp at Balinali School Health Camp at Dabardhua Conducting exams for girls training at the Stitching Centre at Benagadia Glimpses of Regular CSR initiatives ongoing in the periphery…
Peals of Laughter on Children’s Day at Aarambha- pre- school cum crèche for the children of labourers
CII Event Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL), Angul, has added yet another feather in its cap bagging the ‘Best CSR Exhibition Award’ for the year 2012 at the 17th Edition of ‘CII-Odisha Enterprise - 2012’, which was concluded at the IIDCO Exhibition Ground in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. The 17 th CII Odisha Enterprise-2012, which was organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)- Eastern Region in association with the Odisha Government from November 23 to 27, had been inaugurated by honorable Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik on November 23. In the Valedictory Ceremony held on November 27, the Odisha Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Mr.Surya Narayan Patro and Industry and Excise Minister Mr.Niranjan Pujari gave away the coveted ‘Best Exhibit Stall Awards’ to different industries. Mr. Dinesh Kumar Saraogi, Whole-time Director, JSPL, Angul, received the award on behalf of JSPL and dedicated it to the Community living in the periphery of JSPL and partnering with the company for sustainable improvement in their Quality of Life. The theme of the CII Odisha Enterprise-2012 was ‘Reviving Growth–Imperative Growth & Reforms’. JSPL, Angul had won the Best Theme Award in the CII-Odisha Enterprise 2010 and 2011.
Yoga Camp at R&R Colony, Bada Mahitala Swami Satyabindu along with his partner Mr. Rahul Singh conducted a one-hour capsule of Yoga session for the teachers & staff members of Jindal Vidyapitha and the residents of R&R Colony. The training programme was arranged by the CSR Department, JSPL, Angul. Beginning with a motivational talk which included the inspirational details of Babuji’s journey from Hisar, Swamiji introduced all the participants to the various asanas, and later on, got them to do a laughing exercise. People across the world are joining yoga classes for innumerable reasons. For some, a yoga class is recommended by their physical therapist as the best way to heal a stubborn disk in the spine or chronically weak ankle. For others, yoga is the last resort to lower blood pressure before resigning oneself to a lifetime of medication. The initiative was undertaken to help the people unwind from hectic schedules with some asana, chants and group activities. Events like these aim at helping people maintain a healthy mind and body and assist them in overcoming substance abuse and other social irregularities. The primary aim of yoga is to not only understand how to control the mind, but also to attain a higher level of consciousness, as said by Swamiji. Going by the response of the attendees, the session was rejuvenating and insightful at the same time.
Inauguration of Temple at R&R Colony The deity installation ceremony and temple coronation rituals in JSPL ’ s R&R Colony, Gopobandhu Nagar (Bada Mahitala), were observed by the colony inhabitants and Jindalites for three days in a highly devotional environment. The Kalash Yatra was organized after completion of the Ankur Ropana ritual on November 27. After Prana Pratishtha, installation of the Holy Shiva Lingam and idols of other deities in the temple performed with all Vedic rituals. After the trident installation in the temple, Mr. Dinesh Kumar Saraogi, Whole-time Director, JSPL, Angul, unfurled the flag at the top of the temple. Then, the Purnahuti rituals were completed. Mr. D.K. Saraogi said, “The residents of the R&R Colony are the members of our extended family. JSPL has been striving to bring all-round development in their social and economic life by providing them with good communication, electricity & water supply, education and health facilities and lively hood programmes. In addition, to bring fulfillment in their devotional life JSPL has established this Temple.”
Winter Games: Inter-Village Volleyball Match, December 2012 The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) department of Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL), in association with Bada Mahitala Village Committee and Gopabandhu Nagar-based R & R colony inhabitants organized an inter-village volleyball tournament-2012 at Mahitala village. Mr Prashant Kumar Hota, Vice-President (CC & CSR), JSPL, inaugurated this tournament at 10.30 am on Thursday being played at the R & R Colony playground. Among other guests, who graced this inaugural function, were Mrs Pushpalata Satapathy, HOD, CSR, Bada Mahitala village committee president Mr. Dayanidhi Gadanayak, Head of New Basudevpur village Mr Laxman Patnaik, New Kaliakata village president Mr Zilla Pradhan and Golagadia village president Raju Majhi.
Inter-Village Volleyball Match Kicking off this tournament, Mr Prashant Hota said, “To lead the nation in developmental path through engagement of the youth in constructive activities like sports and games and to imbibe positive attitude among the village youths, JSPL is organizing such tournaments.” Addressing the sportspersons, Mrs Pushpalata Satapathy said, “JSPL has been holding such tourneys for the past few years to imbibe brotherhood among the local community, particularly youths, and to inspire them to utilize their energy in positive way. Moreover, such sports activities will help create state and national level players.” 14 villages teams participated in the volleyball tournament. The team from Natada village lifted the trophy. The Corporate Head of CSR & Education, Col Prakash Tewari handed over the trophy along with cash prizes.
Executive Director Mr.D.K.Saraogi inaugurates the Community Dairy Project at the Jan Jeevika Kendra at R&R Colony, Badamahitala
Angul Mahotsav December 2012 Hon’ble Chairman Mr.Naveen Jindal along with Chhendipada MLA, Shri Khageshwar Behera visit the CSR Corporate Stall & sample products on sale at the stall set up by JSPL-supported Self- Help Groups from periphery villages