National Safety Week Observed at VAL-Lanjigarh with Several Awareness Programmes & Competitions


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LANJIGARH (Odisha): The 10-day long 41st National Safety Week Celebration, started on March 3, was concluded at Vedanta Aluminium Limited, Lanjigarh complex on March 12, 2012 with several awareness programmes and competitions organized as part of it. On the final day, the concluding function was attended by all senior officials of the company including Chief Guest Mr. Abani Naik, Deputy Director – Factories and Boilor.

The week-long schedule included various programmes related to safety measures such as Defensive Driving Training, Road Safety Campaign, Safety Park, and Mock Drill – Rescue Operation etc.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Mukesh Kumar said, “Occupational Safety is most important for VAL. Due to the regular implementation of safety measures, the number of accidents has been reduced to almost zero at VAL-Lanjigarh.”

Chief Guest Mr. Abani Naik applauded VAL-Lanjigarh for marinating accident free zone in the last year. He also asked to maintain safety in other day-to-day life also.

In the concluding function welcome address was given by Mr. Rabi Narayan Mishra-Head, Health, Safety and Environment; while Mr. Bimalananda Senapati, Head-Operations; Mr. Prem Kumar, Head-Commercials; Mr. K R Kundu, Head-HR, Mr. Jugal Kishor Mishra and Mr. D Rabindranath addressed the gathering to brief about various safety measures. Including all the employees of VAL and its associate partners, also present on the occasion were – Pramod Kumar and Soumya Ranjan Nayak.

Several activities for awareness such as Essay, Drawing and painting competition were organized among 1400 school children of the periphery area. Competitions like safety slogans, poster were conducted among VAL employees and other partners.

Earlier, on the inaugural day, a ‘Safety March’ was conducted on March 3 led by Dr. Mukesh Kumar. The ‘Safety March’ was started from the Niyamgiri Vedanta Nagar to the plant area of VAL. Consequent to the march, safety pledge was taken by B S Mund, D Ravindranath of VAL and Mr. Bibhu Prasad, Assistant Director, Factories and Boilor, Kalahandi zone.

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