Sambalpur, 8th November 2022: Vigilance Awareness Week (VAW-22) was observed at Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) Headquarters including all areas of MCL from 31st October to 06th November 2022. Closing cum Prize Distribution Ceremony of which was organized on 07th November 2022 at Rajnigandha Hall in MCL Headquarters.
Mr. OP Singh, Chairman cum Managing Director, MCL was present as the chief guest of the ceremony whereas Director (Personnel) Mr. Keshav Rao, Chief Vigilance Officer Mr. P.K. Patel and Director (Finance) Mr. A. K. Behura were present as guest of honor along with President and Vice-presidents of Jagriti Mahila Mandal.
In the above ceremony, prizes were distributed by the chief guest to the winners of the various competitions organized during a week-long celebration. After the distribution of prizes, a colorful cultural program was organized in which Prince Dance Group from Berhampur, Sand Artist Shri Badal Barai performed brilliantly. Odisha’s traditional shadow puppet show was also presented by the Shriram Institute of Shadow Theatre, Angul whereas Adrushya Natya Ashram, Sambalpur staged a street play. Popular Odia anchor Shefali Udgatia conducted the cultural program.
On the first day of VAW-22, MCL flagged off a Vigilance Rath to generate awareness in every village, street and locality of Sambalpur district. The flag of CVC was also hoisted followed by the oath of integrity. During the weeklong celebration, various events like the Run for Excellence, Quiz Competition, Elocution competition, Cyclothon, Short film making competition, Drawing, Essay and Slogan Competitions were organized wherein participants participated enthusiastically.
A bidder’s meet was organized on 4th November in which a large number of stakeholders, bidders and suppliers were involved whereas a Gram Sabha was organized in Basantpur village wherein villagers were administered the oath of integrity.