Jharsuguda: The 78th Utkal Diwas was celebrated with enthusiasm and fervour by the employees of Sesa Sterlite, Jharsuguda held at its Township Auditorium. Three prominent literary personalities and socialiteMr.Bhagabat Nanda, Mr.Jaya Narayan Tripathy and Gauntia Mohammad Jamiulla of this region, who contributed to promote Odia Literature and culture were felicitated by Sesa Sterlite with a bouquet and memorabilia. Present on the occasion were Mr.Abhijit Pati,President and COO,Sesa Sterlite, Dr.Rajeev Nayan, Head HR and other Senior officials of Sesa Sterlite.
The event started with lighting of lamp followed by patriotic song and an Odissi dance by the employees and ladies of Vedanta Ladies Club. Afterwards a series of culturally rich dances by employees and children mesmerized the audience. The all-time Odia superhit song ‘Jajabar’ of legendary Odia singer Late Akshya Kumar was a pick of the event set to a new tune by Sesa’s own band ‘Ved Euphony’.
People from different walks of life paid tributes to the late leaders such as Madhusudan Das, Gopabandhu Das, Maharaja Krusha Chandra Gajapati, Fakir Mohan Senapati, and Gouri Shankar Ray and other key leaders who played a key role in the formation of a separate Odisha State on linguistic basis under British rule on 1 April 1936.
Mr. Pati in his address reaffirm the company’s commitment towards wellbeing of the state and urged all employees to work towards the same.
The event was witnessed by employees, family members and citizens of external community when all had a great time to celebrate it in a different way.