The Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited and the Hindustan Shipyard Limited on Sunday organised various programmes as part of launching Swachh Bharat Pakhwada.
RINL Chairman-cum-Managing Director P. Madhusudan inaugurated the fortnight long drive by garlanding the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at MG Park at Ukkunagaram.
The cleanliness fortnight began with a walkathon from Gandhi Park. Directors, senior management, HoDs, employees and residents of Ukkunagaram participated in the walkathon. The Pakhwada will renew focus on the Swachh Bharat Mission in the plant and surrounding villages. Later, everyone participated in the cleanliness drive organised at the Indira Gandhi Park. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Madhusudan urged the employees to participate in the campaign and asked them to take up cleanliness drives not only in their workplaces but also at their residential and community areas.
Swachh Bharat pledge was administered at the inaugural of Pakhwada by HSL Director Commodore P.H.M. Salih among employees and school children of Gandhigram Educational Society.
After the pledge, Chairman and Managing Director Rear Admiral L.V. Sarat Babu flagged off the march-past by employees and school children with Scout band from the main gate to New Colony Walchand Gate (weekly market) for spreading the awareness on cleanliness.
To bring awareness among the employees, their families and general public, posters/banners were displayed at various locations of HSL and Scindia Township.