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Dhamra Port confers ‘Prakruti Sathi’ awards to school, colleges for greenery

Dhamra (Bhadrak): On the occasion of World Environment Day observance on Thursday, Dhamra Port conferred the ‘Prakruti Sathi’ (Friend of the Environment) award to ten educational institutions of the district who have maintained greenery in their campuses and are working for awareness spreading in the field.

The ‘Prakruti Sathi’ Award was instituted by the company in 2013 to felicitate and encourage persons or organizations doing commendable job in the field of environment protection and enrichment.

Last year on the occasion of World Environment Day 10 individuals who had immensely contributed for the enrichment of environment in Bhadrak district were honoured.

CEO of DPCL Santosh Kumar Mohapatra on Thursday, presented the “Prakruti Sathi – 2014” Awards to the educational institutions at a special function organized by the company within the port premises. The principals and headmasters of the respective colleges and schools received the awards on behalf their institutions.

The Awardees for the year were, Dosinga High School, Dosinga, Sukhchand Manna Nodal UPME School, Kaithakhola, Fulamani M.E. School, Sashikadeipur, SS Nigamanand Uchha Vidyapitha, Sashikadeipur, Bansada High School, Aparti Charan High School, Ghanteswar, Santi Sailendra High School, Pirahat, Samtaraypur High School, Gadi, Ghanteswar College, Ghanteswar and Biranchi Narayan College, Paliabindha.

A drawing competition for school children was also organized by Dhamra Port at the periphery Dosinga village cyclone shelter wherein many students from local schools participated. The drawings on the theme of environment protection by six students were selected for prize.

These students were from JN High School, Kaithakhola, Dosinga High School, Dosinga UGUP (ME) School and DPCL DAV Public School.

The drawing competition and World Environment Day event was coordinated by CSR Head of DPCL Himansu S. Sahoo.

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