Jharsuguda: The 78th Utkal Divas was celebrated with enthusiasm and fervour by the employees of Sesa Sterlite, Jharsuguda held at its Township Auditorium on Tuesday evening. Three prominent literary personalities and socialite Mr.Bhagabat Nanda, Mr.Jaya Narayan Tripathy and Gauntia Mohammad Jamiulla of this region were felicitated by Sesa Sterlite , for their contribution in promoting Odia Literature and culture.
Mr.Abhijit Pati, President and COO,Sesa Sterlite, Dr.Rajeev Nayan, Head HR and other Senior officials of Sesa Sterlite were present in this function.
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 speech had re-affirm the company’s commitment towards wellbeing of the state and urged all employees to work towards the same.