Rourkela: "Members of Deepika Mahila Sanghati (DMS) are making selfless efforts in improving the quality of life of the underprivileged people," said Rourkela Steel Plant's CEO Dipak Chattaraj while addressing at the 62nd Annual Day celebrations of the Sanghati organised at Civic Centre on November 16.
DMS's President Raka Chattaraj, DIG (CISF) Dr Shikhar Sahai, RSP's ED (P&A) Raj Vir Singh, RSP's ED (Works) Gautam Banerjee, RSP's ED (MM) DK Mohapatra, RSP's ED (Projects) Pankaj Kumar, Incharge (M&HS) SS Pati, all Vice Presidents of Deepika Mahila Sanghati Sumanlata – Anuradha Banerjee, Minakshi Mohapatra and Kiran Sinha and many other senior officers of RSP and a large number of members of DMS were present on the occasion. The programme commenced with lighting up of the ceremonial lamp by the dignitaries.
Speaking on this occasion, Chattaraj elaborated about how the Sanghati has partnered with RSP in implementing various CSR initiatives of RSP. He profusely praised the members for bringing in smiles in the faces of thousands of people which he described as priceless. He also advised the members to take up more initiatives like awareness generation in the field of road safety, home safety, environment protection, shunning the use of single-use plastics and value education in schools. The CEO assured that RSP would continue to support the endeavours of the Sanghati as both share a common goal of serving the society.
Earlier in her welcome address, Raka Chattaraj, deliberated about the steps being taken by DMS for empowering poor women, educating underprivileged children, extending health care facilities to the needy and promoting the cultural heritage of the region. She also emphasised on exploring fresh avenues by the Sanghati so as to touch and shape the lives of a larger section of people. Chattaraj presented the Cultural Champion Trophy to the members belonging to Group A.
Suajata Khuntia, Secretary of the Sanghati presented an audio-visual report on various endeavours of DMS in the last one year.
The Colourful Cultural programme presented on the occasion comprised beautifully choreographed dances, mellifluous songs and a skit. Students of Deepika Ispat Sikhya Sadan, a school for the underprivileged set up by RSP and managed by the Sanghati also took part in the dance recitals. A fun game with the CEO and all EDs of RSP was another highlight of the evening. Meghna Chaterjee anchored the programme. Namita Mohapatra, Joint Secretary of the Sanghati proposed a vote of thanks. The function ended with the singing of the National Anthem.
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