Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Sambalpur, June 5:
A large number of children, accompanied by members of Jagriti Mahila Mandal, waived placards and raised slogans to spread awareness about the clean and green surroundings on the occasion of World Environment Day at Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) in this western Odisha town here today.
The environment rally in the morning was flagged off from MCL Anand Vihar grounds by Jagriti Mahila Mandal president Anju Sahay in the presence of MCL vice-president Ms Anita Tiwari.
The rally passed through the nearby Kirba village raising environment slogans to spread awareness about the environment and culminated at MCL DAV School grounds where Sahay urged the gathering to actively contribute towards keeping their surroundings clean and green.
MCL CMD AN Sahay hoisted the environment flag in front of the company headquarters after which all the employees took pledge to perform their duties and to take all decisions in their lives keeping environment in mind.
Later, Sahay, along with other senior company officials, planted saplings in the headquarters premises.
The CMD also inaugurated ‘Bhagirathi Jal Vatika’ at MCL Jagriti Vihar to commemorate World Environment Day 2014.