Independence Day was observed with fervour across Bokaro Steel City. The national flag was hoisted at several institutions including schools, BSL, ONGC, BPSCL, Vedanta-Electrosteel, DVC, Dalmia Cement, Ferro Scrape, BCCL, CCL and others. Cultural programmes were also organised to mark the occasion at different places across the district.
On the eve of Independence Day, at least 205 employees of Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL) were awarded for excellence. CEO Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL) PK Singh presented ‘Prashasti Awards’ to 57 personnel belonging to CISF, BSL Security, Fire Services, and personnel from the Vigilance Department for their exemplary dedication to duty.
An another group of 148 BSL employees was given the BSL ‘Excellence Award’ for their outstanding contribution in their respective areas of work. The awards were distributed during Independence Day celebration held at Mohan Kumar Mangalam stadium where Singh unfurled the Tricolour. Speaking on this occasion, Singh listed the achievements of the plant in the areas of production, techno-economic parametres and CSR during the last fiscal.
Expressing optimism in team, BSL’s capabilities, the CEO said, despite the challenging steel industry scenario, BSL is committed to making a turnaround this year and take the plant to greater heights.
The function witnessed March past by battalion of CISF jawans including an all-female battalion, BSL Security and Fire Services personnel and NCC cadets. Besides, DIG (CISF), EDs, GMs and BSL senior officials were present on the eve. After the main function, CEO and senior officials visited the Bokaro General Hospital (BGH) for greeting the patients. Members of the Mahila Samiti also distributed fruits among the patients.
Later, the officials visited Bokaro General Hospital (BGH) where Singh inaugurated two new digital X-ray units at the hospital. Radiotherapy cobalt unit was also recommissioned. The installations of three units of sterilisation units in CSSD was done. Singh also inaugurated an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) at BGH on this eve.
Later in the afternoon, a friendly football match was organised between CEO XI and DC XI.
Today, the members of Mahila Samiti, led by their vice president Sitara Singh, rushed to Birhor Niwas at Training Hostel and distributed sweets among them. They also asked about their health and study.
Under its CSR activities, BSL is offering a plethora of opportunities to the socially and economically marginalised people in and around Bokaro. To serve the needs of the communities around it, It has taken upon itself to conduct a baseline study to find out how best it can work for the welfare of the needy under its’ Gyan Jyoti Yojna scheme, said MK Dhan Chief of Communication BSL.
BSL management adopted Birhor kids under its CSR— free stay at plant hostel and education at Bokaro Ispat Vidyalaya under the Gyan Jyoti Yojan, he said. “The responsibility of the children, starting from their food, accommodation to education is borne by the BSL management”, he added.
“The motive behind adoption is to make Birhors, a community on the verge of extinction, to provide them with a better educational environment and an urban culture so that they become the inspiration for others in their community”, Dhan said.
At DPS Bokaro, the national flag was hoisted by A. S. Gangwar. The sacred festival of ‘Rakhi’ was also celebrated on
the campus. Dedicating the day to the ‘Nature’ the Principal along with the teachers and the students tied ‘Rakhi’ to the trees as brothers in the school premises with the vow to save the trees and save nature.