ANGUL, AUGUST 7, 2022
Jindal Steel & Power (JSP) observed the 92nd Birth Anniversary of its founder Om Prakash Jindal (Bauji) with a floral tribute to the legendary industrialist and philanthropist and organising several social welfare activities for the community.
Early in the morning the officials with their family members and people from periphery villages paid floral tributes to the divine soul and expressed their mark of respect for the legendary personality OP Jindal.
The Chief Executive Officer of JSP Dinesh Kumar Saraogi, Angul Location Head and Executive Director Hridayeshwar Jha, Executive Directors Sabyasachi Bandyopadhyay and Damodar Mittal, EVP-HR & ES Ravi Shankar, Yoga Guru Swami Satyabindu Saraswati and many senior officials of JSP paid homage and shared the inspiring life stories of Bauji.
To mark the occasion, Hridayeshwar Jha inaugurated a voluntary blood donation camp, organised by JSPL Foundation in association with District Red Cross Blood Bank, where 103 JSP employees voluntarily donated blood to save human lives.
On the occasion, the District Level OP Jindal Angul Cup Football Tournament-2022 was also kicked off at Angul Stadium by Santosh Ku. Pradhan in presence of Lalit Mohan Behera, Additional District Magistrate (Rev.) Angul; Chief Development Officer-cum-EO, Zilla Parisad, Angul; Baitura Deep, Sub-Collector and Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Angul; Hridayeshwar Jha, Executive Director, Plant Head, JSP, Angul and other distinguished guests.
In this state-level tournament, 12 teams from different districts of Odisha are participating. The final match of this tournament will be played on the 18th of August.
Besides, as a measure of social service JSPL Foundation provided dry rations to various Senior Citizen Homes in the district.
The staff and students of OP Jindal School and DAV-Savitri Jindal School also paid tributes to Bauji with special hawan and prayers.
In the evening a Bhajan Sandhya was also organised by Jindal Mahila Samiti (JMS) at the Devbhoomi Temple in Angul’s Jindal Nagar Township.
Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik paid a touching tribute to the legendary industrialist with a huge sand art, captioned as “Tribute to Sri OP Jindal, the Man of Steel with a Heart of Gold” at Puri Beach today.
Similarly, JSP’s Bhubaneswar office also observed the birth anniversary of OP Jindal with floral tributes and undertaking various social welfare activities and plantation activities. Led by Prashant Kumar Hota, President & Group Head CSR, all the employees offered floral tributes. Fruits and nutritious snacks were distributed among the specially-abled children of Prativa Ashram in Bhubaneswar.
A visionary and humanitarian, OP Jindal has made significant contributions to the economic and social advancement of India. He received the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry in November 2004 for his remarkable contribution to the Indian Steel Industry. He was the Minister for Power in the Haryana Government after being elected to the Haryana Vidhan Sabha. He was also a member of the 11th Lok Sabha.