TIKIRI/RAYAGADA, JAN 10
A cleanliness drive along with a mass awareness programme on health and hygiene was conducted at Dwimundi village, here today with proactive participation of the villagers and Utkal Alumina International Limited (UAIL) staff.
The main objective activity of this activity was creating awareness on the importance of cleanliness and mobilizing people to maintain the best hygienic practices in their village. It was organised at a time when the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic ravaging the fields all around the globe brought into the limelight the need for a clean surroundings and a healthy life.
Employees of UAIL and the community participated in this “Walk and Sweep Movement” as a symbol of togetherness in creating positive changes around the peripheral village. The UAIL team along with the CSO partner WORD (Women Organization for Rural Development) did a commendable job in organizing such an event albeit the Covid crisis.
UAIL Head (HR) R P Singh kicked off the mission while a senior management team comprising Gowri Sankar, Ramesh Duwaada and Rajesh Patnaik joined the cleanliness drive.
Speaking on the occasion, UAIL Unit Head Mazharullah Beig lauded the effort of the villagers, UAIL staff and the CSO partner for doing this commendable work, and assured that the company will work with the local community in various such drives to create awareness on health and hygiene.
As a responsible corporate citizen, UAIL has been executing its CSR activities in peripheral villages in the area of education, healthcare, sustainable livelihood, and rural infrastructure; and addressing the issues of social concern. Overall, UAIL is engaged in 57 villages servicing more than 30,000 population.