Hyderabad, October 2022: India’s largest producer of iron ore, NMDC celebrated Gandhi Jayanti launching the Swachhta 2.0 campaign at its Head Office and Projects today. This year’s Gandhi Jayanti marks the 8th year of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan with the Government of India celebrating a United India for Swachhata, as part of the ongoing Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. Company’s Director (Production) Shri Dilip Kumar Mohanty and CVO Shri B.Vishwanath, IRSS inaugurated the programme and led the Cleanliness Drive of NMDC.
Chief Guest for the event, Shri D.K. Mohanty administered the Swachhata Shapath to NMDC employees. He highlighted the four principles of Mahatma Gandhi – Non-violence; Cleanliness; Self-reliance; Humanity, Equality and Togetherness and said “We must uphold these principles to build a strong NMDC and a strong Bharat”.
“To honour Gandhiji’s vision of Independent India, we must emulate his values and devote ourselves to Nation Building. NMDC will avidly take part in the Ministry of Steel’s special campaign for disposal of pending matters” said Shri B. Vishwanath.
NMDC organized a Plog Run to clean GHMC Sports Complex at Vijayanagar Colony, Hyderabad and distributed NMDC Swachhata Caps to young sportspersons. The company also conducted Fit India Freedom Runs and Plog Runs at its Projects with a theme of “Azadi ke 75 saal, Fitness rahe bemisaal” to mark Gandhi Jayanti and Swachhata 2.0.
Commenting on the occasion, Shri Sumit Deb, CMD, NMDC said, “India is celebrating the birth and life of the Father of our Nation with the coming together of Swachhta and Swastha in Swachh Bharat and Fit India Movements. NMDC has chalked out a month-long campaign and calls for Jan Bhagidari. The relevance of this campaign as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi finds greater significance with the ongoing Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.”
Honouring Mahatma Gandhi’s vision for a Clean and Green India, NMDC is participating in the Swachhata 2.0 campaign from October 2 – 31, 2022. The mining major has planned large-scale Swachhata, Plantation and Awareness drives, Prabhat Pheri and competitions to celebrate the National Cleanliness Movement.