Bhubaneswar: National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco) celebrated World Environment Day, here on Friday.

As a responsible corporate citizen, Nalco’s commitment towards environment care and management has been its hallmark since its inception. To mark the occasion, mass plantation drives were undertaken at the company’s units and offices. At Bhubaneswar, Nalco CMD Sridhar Patra formally launched the plantation drive by planting a sapling in the Nalco residential colony.

Directors of the company, representatives of various Unions and Associations also participated in the plantation drive adhering to social distancing norms and adequate precautionary measures in view of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Sridhar Patra, CMD, reiterated Nalco’s continuous endeavour towards nurturing nature and safeguarding the environment.

“At individual level and at collective level, we must continue to contribute towards protecting and promoting our environment as it pivotal for a sustainable future”, he said. He also urged everyone to be conscious about the responsibility towards protecting the planet and gifting a better tomorrow for future generations.

In a separate function, the members of Nalco Mahila Samiti, led by its president SasmitaPatra also participated in a mass plantation drive with much enthusiasm in the presence of noted Ollywood actress Archita Sahu and planted fruits and medicinal plants.