ANGUL, MARCH 3, 2022
Angul Collector Siddhartha Shankar Swain on Thursday flagged off the Swasti Express – a special initiative by JSPL Foundation for senior citizens in presence of Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) Angul Location Head and Executive Director Hridayeshwar Jha, Additional District Magistrate (Revenue) Santosh Pradhan, ADPHO (TB & Leprosy) Dr. Biswabihari Mohanty, District Social Security Officer Narayana Mohapatra, District Social Welfare Officer Alma Barua, Adruta Children Home Chairman, Aditya Kumar Mohanty, and JSPL Angul General Manager (CSR) Puspalata Satapathy.
Flagging off the Swasti Express, Angul District Magistrate Swain said, “This is a unique initiative taken up by any Corporate. Hope, the elderly people of Angul will take benefit of this facility for their wellbeing.”
On this occasion, Hridayeshwar Jha said, “Elderly people those who are suffering from muscular and joint pains, are finding it very difficult to travel. So, this mobile therapy van will definitely help them get various therapeutic services at their doorstep.”
Swasti Express is a customized vehicle equipped with basic therapeutic equipment to improve physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing of the elderly people suffering from age related health problems. The vehicle will move to 55 villages near JSPL’s plant vicinity, covering Chhendipada and Banarapal Blocks of Angul district. Along with therapeutic care, the elderly people will also be oriented on naturopathy, yoga, pranayama, physical (joint/muscle mobility/relaxation) exercises with manually operated physiotherapy equipment, diet counselling and other spiritual engagements.
JSPL Foundation, the CSR wing of JSPL, also provided three more school buses to Adruta Children Home to ferry their kids in Dhenkanal, Sundargarh and Puri. The Angul District Magistrate also flagged off the school buses.
Adruta Children Home is a rehabilitation center for abandoned, unclaimed, orphan and destitute children; and the JSPL Foundation is helping this organization in several ways to facilitate their education, healthcare and other basic necessities.