ANGUL, JUNE 16, 2022
JSPL Foundation, the CSR arm of Jindal Steel & Power (JSP), celebrated the festival of ‘Raja’ known as the ‘Festival of Swings’ with the villagers of its plant periphery here.
To make the festival more exciting and entertaining for the local community, JSPL Foundation arranged decorated swings and specially designed sporting events for the girls and women.
During the 3-day long celebration, several ethnic delicacies were also prepared at the celebration points.
Extending his best wishes to the villagers on the occasion, Angul Location Head and Executive Director of Jindal Steel and Power (JSP) Hridayeswar Jha said, “Raja, being an agrarian festival celebrates Womanhood and Bliss of Mother Earth. The Festival is unique in many ways; and Odisha is the only place where people are celebrating such a beautiful festival by giving rest to the Mother Earth for three days to make her ready for fecundity with the arrival of monsoon.”
Over a thousand villagers attended celebration organised by JSPL Foundation and enjoyed a lot.
Apart from girls and women, sarpanches and village leaders also joined the celebration as a mark of respect to the local culture and tradition.
Attending the Raja Utsav celebration, Jarada Sarpanch Ratnakar Das appreciated the efforts of JSP through its social arm JSPL Foundation. “Organising the Raja Utsav in one place is a very good idea to bring together all the villagers and enjoy the day with great enthusiasm. I believe that this kind of celebration will be helpful to enhance feelings of brotherhood among villagers.”