Noamundi, September 25, 2016: With the aim to highlight the importance of rivers and strive to increase public awareness while encouraging improved stewardship of rivers in Noamundi Township, Tata Steel today organised a programme under Tata Engage campaign to promote cleanliness of local river bodies.

Planning department along with Human Resource department and Natural Resource department officers picked up a spot of Balijhor Nallah, the lifeline of Noamundi and downstream villages, for the cleaning activity to promote awareness among maximum number of people of Noamundi.

The main objective of the programme was to sensitize local people about the importance of clean rivers so as to minimize water borne diseases and educate about aquatic life with increased responsibility towards cleanliness of the area where they work, bath or do daily farming.

On the occasion, a rally was also organised from DVC gate to DVC Nallah area. About 52 people along with officers, non-officers and contract workers participated in the activity.

The event witnessed participation from Mr R P Mali, Head-Planning, Noamundi; Mr Sanjit Adhya, Head-Mine Planning; Dr Rajesh Mukherjee, Head-NRD; Mr Utsav Kashyap, Sr Manager-Environment; Mr Rohit Prasad, Manager-HRM along with other contract workers from Noamundi.

‘World Rivers Day’ is a global celebration of the world’s waterways, marked every last Sunday of September.

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