ANGUL/BARBIL, MARCH 9, 2022
Jindal Steel & Power (JSP) and its social arm JSPL Foundation celebrated the birthday of JSP’s Chairman Shri Naveen Jindal as ‘Fitness Day’ here on Wednesday. To commemorate the day, a host of programmes were organised at Barbil pellet plant, Kasia and Tensa mines.
To mark the occasion, a Health Clinic was organised at Kasia village in which about 300 residents from nearby villages of Bhadrasahi and Serenda Gram Panchayats attended. Physicians screened the patients, distributed medicines and also advised them about their mental and spiritual well-being.
In his address, Ashish Pandey, Vice President and Head, Pellet and Iron Ore Business, said, “To remain physically fit, if we practise yoga it has two benefits; it will lessen our mental stress and we will be more productive. We must learn this from our Hon’ble Chairman Shri Naveen Jindal ji who is a role model for the Gen Next for his fitness and tenacity.”
Dhanurjay Sidu, Ex-MLA, Champua inaugurated the event, in which among others Ms Jayanti Banara, Ex-ZP member present.
Earlier in the day, to raise awareness about the physical wellbeing and good health of employees and workers, a walkathon was organised in the residential area of the pellet plant in which all the employees and their family members participated in large numbers.
The event witnessed a footfall of hundreds of participants maintaining physical distance and the enthusiasm was clearly visible among children who gave slogans on physical fitness.
Later, all the employees and workers gathered in the pellet plant to wish Shri Jindal his good health and well-being.
To make the day memorable, school bags and educational materials were distributed among 1700 underprivileged students of nearby schools.
At the Angul Plant of JSP, the celebration started with a Yoga session under the guidance of Yoga Guru Swami Satyabindu Saraswati at Jindal Nagar. Executive Directors Damodar Mittal and Sabyasachi Bandyopadhyay, department heads along with employees and their family members attended the Yoga program.
Angul Location Head and Executive Director (I/C) of JSP Hrideshwar Jha joined the community to celebrate the birthday of Naveen Jindal and dedicated Open Gyms at Golabandha and Basudevpur villages for the villagers. These Gyms are equipped with instruments like Air Walker, Skier, Leg Press, Body Twister, Cross Rider, Chest Press, Sit-up-Board, Arm Bike, etc.
Inaugurating the Gyms, Hrideshwar Jha said, “Such facilities can serve the community to keep them fit and fine. Hope the villagers across all the age groups will take benefit of these Gyms and do their best to keep themselves healthy”.
Attending the programme Yoga Guru Swami Satyabindu Saraswati urged everyone to include Yoga as a part of their life. The Villagers appreciated the efforts of the JSPL Foundation to set up open gyms in their villages.
A special puja at the Devbhoomi temple and cake-cutting ceremonies at various places were also organised on the occasion which were attended by CHRO Pankaj Lochan, Hridayeswar Jha, Damodar Mittal, Sabyasachi Bandyopadhyay and others.