NMDC celebrates Gandhi Jayanti with School Children
Hyderabad: India’s largest producer of iron ore, NMDC celebrated Gandhi Jayanti today at their Head Office in Hyderabad. This year’s Gandhi Jayanti also marks the 7th year of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan celebrations in India. Shri Sumit Deb, CMD, NMDC, the Chief Guest inaugurated the programme where Shri Somnath Nandi, Director (Technical);
Shri K Praveen Kuamar, CGM (Personnel and Law); Senior Officials and employees were present.
While addressing the gathering, Shri Sumit Deb highlighted that NMDC’s core value of responsible mining is derived from the principles of Gandhi and in its service to the nation the company is dedicated to building a self-reliant India.
Commenting on the occasion, Shri Sumit Deb said, “To honour Gandhi’s vision for independent India, we must come together and devote our resources towards a Clean India, Green India. The relevance of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan as a tribute to Gandhi finds greater significance this year with the ongoing AzadikaAmritMahotsav.”
NMDC is organizing a Mega Chess Tournament during 2nd and 3rd October 2021, as part of the AzadikaAmritMahotsav celebrations. The event commenced with a quiz and an interactive session with students on the country’s journey to independence and beyond. “Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was a national leader of our times who inspired young children to live up to the ideals of Gandhiji and serve the nation” said Sparsh, Grade VIII student from Delhi School of Excellence.
Shri Sumit Deb inaugurated the Chess Tournament and encouraged the spirit of creativity and innovation in the future generation of India. School children from Hyderabad and Secunderabad competed in three categories – Sub Junior (Class I to V), Junior (Class VI to VIII), and Senior (Class IX to XII). NMDC will be conducting various sports, academic and cultural events in the run-up to India@75. The Navratna PSE has also associated with Grace Cancer Foundation and will be organizing a marathon in Hyderabad on 10th October 2021.