Barbil ( Odisha): Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL) and its social arm JSPL Foundation celebrated the birthday of JSPL’s chairman  Naveen Jindal  as ‘Fitness Day’ here on Tuesday.

To raise awareness about physical wellbeing and good health of employees and workers, a walkathon was organised in the residential area of the pellet plant in which all the employees and their family members participated in large numbers.

The day started with the flagging-off of a walkathon by the Unit Head Brij Badhadra. The event witnessed a footfall of hundreds of participants maintaining physical distance and the enthusiasm was clearly visible among children who gave slogans on physical fitness.

In his address Badhadra said, “To remain physically fit, if we practise yoga it has two benefits; it will lessen our mental stress and we will be more productive. We must learn this from our chairman Naveen Jindal ji who is a role model for the Gen Next for his fitness and tenacity. By being more productive, we will be able to contribute for an Aatma Nirbhar Bharat.”

On the occasion everyone took the pledge to follow the fitness mantra of iconic chairman Naveen Jindal.

Later in the day, a cake cutting ceremony was organised in the pellet plant premises in which all the employees and workers joined. Among others Commercial Head SK Agrawal; Operation Head MD Purushottam; Head (HR &ES) Sarat Kishore Panda, Electrical Head Sunil Pattnayak; Mechanical & Maintenance Head Deepak Dash, and CSR Head Vargil Lakra were present on the occasion.