NLC India Limited has always believed in integrated growth of society and contributed its might towards community development through its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
As part of this, NLCIL has come forward to donate Rs.87 lakhs for the construction of 60 bedded, 3-storied new Hostel building for tribal students of one of the most underdeveloped districts in Odisha. The Hostel building will come up at the Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir, Barada Bihar, Balimela in the Malkangiri district of Odisha.
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The foundation stone for the Hostel was laid at the school premises on 06.07.2023 by Shri Bishweswar Tudu, Union Minister of State for Jal Shakti and Tribal Affairs, at a function held at the school. Shri V. Ramachandran, Chief General Manager, CSR, NLCIL, Shri Bikram Kesari Das and Shri T. Sindhu Babu, General Managers, NLCIL, Shri Krupa Sindhu Biswal, President, Saraswathi Shishu Vidya Mandir, Parichalana Samiti Shri Saroj Kumar Samal, Principal of the School, teachers, students and the general public were present.
Shri Bishweswar Tudu said that the government is committed to the upliftment of the tribal communities and expressed his gratitude to NLCIL for its support in constructing the hostel for the benefit of tribal students. Saplings were also planted by the Hon’ble Minister and NLCIL officials during the occasion at the school premises.
NLCIL released the first instalment of the CSR fund, to the school authorities on 05.07.2023. The rest of the amount would be provided at every progressive stage of the building construction.