Vol.XXXI, Issue 1 Jul. 2015
The 48 MVA furnace at Choudwar, CCP-1, is back on stream after a long shutdown
for major repairs and important modifications. Our Sukinda and Mahagiri mines are
back in operation in 1 week of May, after brief delay in getting regulatory approvals.
We are now ready for full capacity utilization, which was eagerly and very urgently
awaited. The international benchmark price of Ferro Chrome for July-Sept quarter has
rolled over from previous quarter. The market is not overly active and margins are
stressed. In this subdued market scenario, capacity utilization of both machine
resources as well as human resources has a huge impact on our profitability and cash
flow. Hence, all potential bottlenecks need to be forecast and solved through
meticulous planning, to ensure maximum revenue generation.
Construction work of our ITC project at Sukinda is progressing well. This shall be yet
another and one of the most important milestones in Company's record of voluntary
CSR activity. We remain committed to investing in and improving social and human
capital, as we believe that a balance between commerce and social responsibility is
necessary for business sustenance.
Director Corporate & COO
In this Issue
EVENTS & ACHIEVEMENTS
TOUCHING LIVES BEYOND BUSINESS
Bansidhar & Ila Panda
HSE & COMPLIANCE
DIVINE & DIVINITY
MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (MDP)
Glimpse of activities
Utkrash Leadership Centre of Excellence, in its
continuous thrust on developing future leaders
designed a program for building capability around 12
behavioral Competencies under the new initiative
“Management Development Program”.Continuous
demonstration of these competencies will spur
organizational transformation and develop
sustainable internal capability to cope up with any
market place change. The Workshop facilitation is
programmed for 6 days per batch and is meant to
spread over three phases of 2 days duration for each
batch.The entire program is conceptualized, designed
and implemented in partnership with “Anexion
Transformation” lead by Dr. Ajay Shrivastav.
The Phase 1 MDP program for Batch 1 comprising of 23 participants was flagged off in April 2015 at
th th th th
CHQ, with a two day Workshop on 13 & 14 of April followed by phase 2 workshops on 8 &9 June.
Under this initiative, participants are going through a four step Development Journey: Introduction to Self, new
Learning. Development Plan & Assessment. In order to make learning effective participants have been put
across Case study and group discussion, Video based discussion, Indoor as well as outdoor activity, Specific and
pointed de-briefs. In addition to this, Psychometric tools like DISC Profiling, MBTI assessment were used to help
participants understand/analyze their own dominant personality & consequent influence on response
mechanism. This analysis resulted in individuals crafting their Individual development plans to carry forward this
learning to the workplace.
The participants have been oriented through four competencies in phase I which are a. Effective Communication
b. Planning, Prioritising & Maintaining Focus c. Taking initiatives d. Delegation & four more competencies in
phase II, which are e. Giving & receiving feedback f. Ownership & Accountability g. Problem solving h. Decision
Making. Participants over a period of time with persistent practice, will align competencies with daily work place
behavior, impart this learning to others by way of small group discussions & during formal & informal
workplace interactions derive to true value of the training.
We strongly believe, this initiative would be pivotal in creating an aspiring and growth oriented managerial pool
that will not only practice a culture of accountability & Intra-preneurship but also leverage this learning to the
next level down the line.
To reiterate the famous Quote of Alvin Toffler:
“The illiterate of 21 Century will not be those who can’t read & write, but those who can’t learn,
unlearn and relearn”
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
World Environment Day : CDR
World Environment Day 2015 was celebrated at IMFA, Choudwar on 5 June 2015. The day began with ‘Prabhat
Pheri’ by colony children holding coloured placards with eco-friendly messages. Banners were displayed at key
locations with this year's UNEP (United Nations Environmental Program) message “Seven Billion Dreams. One
Planet. Consume with Care.” Employees & Contract workers took environmental pledge in presence of Mr. D.
Senapati, VP-Mfg (FA) & EIC, Mr. B. Mohapatra, VP- Head PBU. Eco-friendly carry bags with “WED 2015”
message were distributed to employees through Kalinga cooperative store to encourage use of eco-friendly bags
in place of polythene bags.
On the inaugural day plantation program, initiated by IMFA CSR team, was carried out at Choudwar Police
station premises. About 400 saplings were planted by guests, company executives and other dignitaries. The CSR
team of IMFA, Choudwar was associated in organizing the plantation activities.
Competitions & events were organized for employees & their family to generate environmental awareness i.e Sit
& draw poster & quiz competition for students, environmental awareness training for contract workers at Unit -
I, Unit -II & Unit- III followed by quiz competition. For colony ladies also environment awareness program was
organized at recreation club colony-II followed by quiz competition. Debate competition was organized for nonexecutives
& staff. Slogans were invited on environmental topic from employees & their family members in
Oriya, Hindi & English languages .
World Environment Day : THV
At Therubali, celebrations began with Prabhat Pheri in the morning by the students of TITC (Therubali
Industrial Training Centre) displaying banners, posters and slogans around the colonies and market area for
awareness on conservation of the environment & causes of degradation. The students participated in a debate
competition on “TREES ARE FRIENDS" & "WATER IS LIFE”. At the closing ceremoney, Mr K V Rao,
SGM-M (FA) & Mr R R Mohanty, GM-HR &Admn in their speeches stressed on the necessity for individuals to
take responsibility for protecting the environment.
A. Quiz Competition
I. Sri Tanmaya Sahoo, Class-IX & Miss Sasmita
Barik,ClassX, Kaliapani High School,OMC - 1st
ii. Sri Suryakanta Nayak, Class -X & Sri Arjuna
Mohanta, Class-X, Patitapaban High School,
Pimpudia - 2nd
B. Debate Competition
I. Miss Pramila Mohanta, class-X, Anchalika High
School, Garamian -1
ii. Sri Dakshaya Prasad Sahoo, class-IX,
Shree Maa Aurobinda High School, Anal-2
iii. Miss Sushree Sangita Singh Choudhury,
class-IX, Gram Panchayat High School,
Kalarangiatta - 3
i. Miss Pramila Mohanta,student of class-X,
Anchalika High School,Garamian- 1
ii. Sri Prakash Patra,student of class-X,Anchalika
High School,Garamian - 2
iii. Miss Nibedita Nayak,student of class-IX,Shree
Maa Aurobinda High School,Anal – 3rd
World Environment Day : SMC & MMC
At SMC & MMC. students and teachers from nearby
schools were invited to visit our Sukinda &Mahagiri
Mines and participate in plantation programme.
Various competitions on issues related to environment
were conducted were also conduced for students.
Prizes were distributed to the winners at a meeting
presided over by Mr. S Patni, Sr.GM – SCM.Winners
of various competition are listed below.
Shramik Divas Celebration: CDR
Shramik Divas (Labour Day) was celebrated on
01.05.15 at the IMFA Staff Club premises. Mr
Laxmidhar Rath, Asst Labour Commissioner was the
Chief Guest and Mr Banamali Mohapatra, District
Labour Officer, Cuttack was the Guest of Honour.
Senior executives of IMFA and Mr R C Nayak,
representative, of IMFA Shramik Pratinidhi Mandali ,
spoke on the importance of the Day. Mr S. Dash
offered vote of thanks. Debate, Quiz and Best
suggester award, based on suggestions &
implementation that have added value , was given by
the Chief Guest. A Meena Bazar was organised by the
families of employees, followed by a colorful cultural
programme by Odishi Nrutyamandali, Cuttack. A
Mega Melody programme was staged by our Sangeet
Prativa Team Members on the 2 day.
Awareness Programme on “Natural Calamities- Maladies and Remedies" : THV
An Awareness Programme on “Natural Calamities- Maladies and Remedies" was organised by the District
Legal Services Authority Rayagada , at our IMFA club premises Madhusudan Nagar. The state of Odisha with a
long coastal belt has been prone to natural calamities resulting in great destruction and suffering for the common
man. The awareness programme was an effort to create awareness for better disaster preparedness as well as
remedial measures to be taken to bring relief to those affected by these calamities. The participants included
Janab Muhammad Ajmal.- Dist-Judge-cum-Chairman,DLSA, Mr Rajesh Ekka- Chief. Judicial Magistrate,
Rayagada, Dr Prasanna K Panda, Registrar-cum-Secy, DLSA, Mr Pravakar Ganthia.- Civil Judge, ( Sr Division),
Mr Prajyoti Rout .- SDJM Rayagada, Mr K V Rao - Sr GM, IMFA, Mr R R Mohanty- GM HR & ADMN, IMFA ,
Mrs V . Indira Rao - Principal Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Threubali, members of Imfa club & IMFA ladies club as well
as students of Chinmaya Vidyalaya Therubali.
Utkal Diwas: MMC
On 01st April 2015, UTKAL DIWAS, birth anniversary of the state of Odisha, was celebrated at Officers' Club
of Mahagiri Enclave. All the Inmates including their family members participated in the celebration. Ladies &
children sang patriotic songs. VP-Mining, Sr. GM-SCM and others spoke on the role played by Freedom
Fighter’s to create the independent state of Odisha. They also focused on the need to contribute to the
development of social and cultural ethos of the state both at the individual as well as the corporate level. The
programme was followed by dinner.
State Safety Awards- Unit – II-CDR
IMFA, Choudwar (Unit – II) has been adjudged best
performer for Safety, by the Directorate of Factories
& Boilers, Govt. of Odisha, to receive the State Safety
Awards for the years 2011 & 2012.
The awards were received by Mr. I.C. Sharma, GM
(Production) & Mr. M. K Sahu, Sr. Mgr (HSE &
Compliance ) from the Chief Guest Mr. Prafulla K
Mallik – Hon’ble Minister, Steel & Mines and Labour
& Employees, State Insurance, Odisha. Other
dignitaries present were Mr. G. Srinivas, IAS, Principal
Secy to Govt. Labour & Employment, State
Insurance Dept. Odisha & Mrs. Shalini Pandit, IAS,
Labour Commissioner, Odisha. This was organized
by Directorate Of Factories & Boilers, at Hotel New
Marion on 11th June 15. The Safety Award won by
i. Lowest Weighted Frequency Rate of Accident
ii. Best Performance In safety, Health &
Environment management (Sponsored
i. Lowest Severity Rate of Accidents
Final Day Celebration of MEMC Week: SMC &MMC
Under the aegis of Indian Bureau of Mines,
Bhubaneswar Region, the 17 Mines Environment &
Mineral Conservation Week, 2014 -15 was celebrated
at Sukinda Mines (Chromite) & Mahagiri Mines
(Chromite) under Group 1 & Group 2 category
respectively. On 27.01.2015, a team comprising of Sr.
Executives of different Mines in Odisha had inspected
SMC & MMC.
Posters & Slogan Competitions were organised for the
employees and a Safety Play was staged by employees
on the occasion to buid awareness. Details of the
awards won by SMC & MMC are noted below.
• Noise, Vibration Scientific & Aesthetic Beauty - 1st
• Overall Performance - 2nd Prize
• Sedimentation and Water Management - 2nd prize.
• Afforestation - 2nd Prize.
• Waste Dump Management - 1st Prize.
AVIATION DIVISION PREPARES FOR A NEW DAWN
IMFA Aviation Division at B.P. International Airport, BBSR has emerged as a potent corporate Aviation, a
force to reckon with, in this Eastern Sector of the Indian Peninsula. Conceived and established in the early 80's by
the great visionary Dr. Bansidhar Panda, Founder Chairman of Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd., this Aviation
Division has traversed a long journey of over three and a half decades till date.
Kick started initially with vintage flying machines viz. Cheeta copters, Cessna 172, Cessna Crusader, Beech
Baron and King Air C-90 etc., the Aviation Division has gone from strength to strength modifying its fleet of
copters with Robinson R44, Raven II and Clippers and acquiring a state of the art corporate marvel- Cessna
Citation CJ2 aircraft.
Time is the only capital which we can't afford to loose! With passage of time and in the Diamond Jubilee
Decade of IMFA , our Aviation Division vies for its expansion by proposed new acquisition and with new
infrastructure, in line with proposed expansion program of B.P. International airport.
Burdened with the long-prevailing 'Safety centric DGCA Compliance', Aviation Companies / Aircraft
Operators have come a long way and switched over to 'Performance centric Compliance' capped up by the latest
SMS (Safety Management System). Our Aviation Division has been ever vigilant by keeping a tab on such
onerous compliance-responsibilities to keep the kites flying.
IMP:-To showcase the reminiscence of IMFA Aviation Division of its three and half decades of existence
and performance, we are preparing for a 'Coffee Table Book'....Our request is hereby aired to all IMFAites to
mail us the write-ups, photos, sketches of any reminiscent / historic facts about Aviation Division possessed by
Dr. Supriti Mishra
Associate Professor, Strategy
International Management Institute,
Dr. Supriti Mishra
Prof. Supriti Mishra is an expert in the area of CSR and Corporate Governance.Currently she is an Associate Professor in
the Bhubaneswar campus of International Management Institute (IMI). As a Visiting Professor at St. Ambrose University,
Davenport, Iowa, USA she delivered talks on CSR and Sustainability.
Prof Mishra completed her MBA and M.A. in Applied Economics from Utkal University, India, Ph.D. from I.I.T.
Kharagpur, and Post-doctorate from Stern School of Business in New York University. She was a Fulbright Fellow in the
year 2009-10 when she worked with Prof. Ingo Walter at the Stern Business School in New York University, USA, in the
area of Corporate Governance. Prof. Mishra's research interest lies in the areas of corporate social responsibility,
corporate governance, and sustainable development. She has published extensively in these areas in International Journals
of Emerald and Springer Publications. She was invited by the International Finance Corporation to Hong Kong to deliver
a talk on Corporate Governance to top executives of Hong Kong based companies in 2011. She is a reviewer for reputed
journals such as the Journal of Business Ethics (Springer), British Journal of Management (Wiley), European Journal of
Development Research and the Global Business Review (Sage). Prof. Mishra has over 20 years of industry, teaching and
consulting experience. As a consultant she has been actively involved with the non-profit sector in India and is associated
with various non-profit organizations including UNICEF, UNDP, Adam Smith Institute, U.K., and W.F. Baird &
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has generated
much interest today than ever before, particularly in
India after the enactment of Clause 135 under the
Companies Act, 2013. The clause mandates Indian
companies to spend 2% of their net profit on CSR
activities. This has ensued a mad rush among
companies for spending on CSR activities.
Companies are finding out ways to fulfill the target
of 2%. However, more than meeting the target it is
essential for the companies to understand what CSR
is and how they should plan and strategize their CSR
The basic idea of CSR is that business and society are
interwoven rather than distinct entities. Therefore,
society has certain expectations for appropriate
business behavior and business has an obligation to
work for social betterment. Most of the early
definitions of CSR, focus on what constitute and a
firm's social responsibility and why firms
should/should not be socially responsible. Recent
conceptualizations of CSR acknowledge the
importance of stakeholders or the societal actors to
whom the business is responsible. The World
Business Council for Sustainable Development
defines CSR as the commitment of business to
contribute to sustainable development, working with
employees and their families, the local community,
and society at large to improve their quality of life.
CSR has been more of a misnomer in India - loosely
used by industries and academicians in exchange of
related concepts such as corporate citizenship,
corporate philanthropy, corporate community
initiatives and so on. Opposed to the multistakeholder
approach adopted by global companies
GUEST SPECTRUM COLUMN
towards CSR, Indian companies mostly focus on
community development. Philanthropic and charitable
contributions of Indian businessmen are often
considered to be the equivalent of CSR. Moreover,
CSR strategy of Indian companies is often blurred
with ad-hoc approaches towards CSR. Prior to the
implementation of Companies Act, 2013, CSR
spending of Indian companies was nowhere near their
western counterparts. Even in periods of high
economic growth in 2006 in India, CSR expenditure of
Indian companies stood at only $5 billion or 0.6
percent of the GDP. American companies, on the
other hand, spent nearly $307.75 billion every year, or
about two percent of GDP, for charity even during the
recession of 2009.
In the absence of adequate voluntary initiatives by
industries, Indian government has come up with
regulations mandating CSR activities in companies.
Initially there was significant opposition from the
corporate and industry chambers for the mandatory
CSR provision on the ground that it may jeopardize the
spirit of voluntarism ingrained in CSR. Moreover it
may become just one among the several compliances
companies make to the government and create scope
for corruption. However, as the government went
ahead with the adoption of the mandatory clause,
industries have started accepting it as a fait accompli.
According to Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, a
minimum of 6,000 Indian companies will come under
the CSR provisions of the Companies Act, 2013. As
per a PwC report, some estimates indicate that CSR
commitments from companies can amount to as much
as 20,000 crore INR. Schedule VII of the Companies
Act gives a bouquet of activities that a company can
undertake under its CSR. The companies are
scrambling to pick and choose from this loosely held
bouquet for their own share of CSR activities.
While speaking as a key note speaker in a seminar
organized by St. Ambrose University in Davenport,
Iowa, USA last summer, to a gathering of faculty and
students from the university, and corporate executives
from MNCs such as Wahl Clipper and John Deere, I
faced an interesting question. “If CSR is mandatory for
all Indian companies, does it cease to be a factor for
differentiation and USP for companies?”, asked a
senior executive from a company who was planning to
expand to India. My answer was, “It's both yes and
no”. Yes, because now no single company can claim
that it is only one of the few companies who is engaged
in CSR. So, just doing CSR does not boost your
corporate image or become a USP for the simple
reason that every Tom, Dick, and Harry is doing it,
thanks to Clause 135. But, “no”, it does not cease to be
a factor for differentiation. Because the differentiation
will come from the way one plans and executes one's
Past research shows that when CSR activities are
aligned with the core competencies of firms, it leads to
an optimum state of benefit both for the society and
the firm rather than when they are coerced to do so.
Tata Consultancy Services, the Indian IT major, whose
core competency is software development, has
developed a software for the adult illiterates in India
who, with the help of the software, can learn the basic
skills of writing and reading in 45 days. IKEA, the
Swedish furniture giant, which is starting its operation
in India and plans to source its raw materials from
Tinsukia in Assam for its business, has already started
engaging with its stakeholders such as the growers,
processors, saw mill owners, and workers in that area.
Such an approach to CSR aligns social goals with
business goals and creates conditions for a win-win
situation both for stakeholders and the firm. M. E.
Porter, the Harvard Professor, opines that instead of
concentrating only on social development and charity,
when companies develop profitable business
structures with the community, it can lead to
competitive economic advantages both for the
community and the companies. Hence, Indian
companies, for optimizing the impact of CSR funds,
must a) carefully identify and select their CSR activities
in the context of their competencies, b) chalk out an
execution strategy that would factor in the interest of
all key stakeholders, and c) carefully monitor it from
time to time for its ability to integrate the social goals
with their business goals. This will lead to a win-win
situation for all.
BANSIDHAR & ILA PANDA FOUNDATION ACTIVITIES:
BIPF becomes PIA (Project Implementation Agency) for MoRD Skill Program
Bansidhar &Ila Panda Foundation signed an MOU on 24/04/2015 with Odisha Rural Development and
Marketing Society (ORMAS) to implement the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-
GKY) skill program in Odisha. The DDU_GKY is a placement linked skill-development program by Ministry
of Rural Development (MoRD) for developing skills and productive capacity of the rural youth. ORMAS is the
nodal agency for program implementation in Odisha. The objective of this demand-based skill training is,
employment and financial empowerment of marginalized communities. BIPF will provide training for trades like
Welder, Fitter & Electrician at centres coming up at J.K Pur (Rayagada) and Sukinda (Jajpur). A centre for training
of girls in Industrial Sewing Machine Operation will also be set up at Choudwar. The MOU was signed in
presence of Shri B N Das, Exec. Dir. ORMAS, Ms Sanghamitra Nayak, Dy CEO, Admin & Skill, ORMAS, Mr T
C Hota, EVP, BIPF and Ms Nirmala Gupta, VP, BIPF.
Project Su-Swasthya: for Safe Drinking Water
Training Program on Community-Led Total
Sanitation (CLTS) and Safe Drinking Water was
organized at Hatadihi block of Dhanurjayapur GP,
Nuasahi. Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI) Members,
Gaon Kalyan Samiti (GKS) Members, ASHAs, AWWs
and villagers participated in the program. Mr Sankuli
Biswal, Wash Consultant, UNICEF was the resource
person. A Sensitization meeting was also held at
Dhanurjayapur GP premises on 19 May 2015. Ms.
Nirmala Gupta, VP (Projects)BIPF, Mr. S. Bhargava,
GM, NCM, Mr. Paramananda Tanti, Sarapanch,
Dhanurjayapur GP, attended the meeting. An action
plan was prepared to make the GP Open Defecation Free through CLTS approach. CLTS is an innovative
methodology which focuses on behavioral changes needed to ensure real and sustainable improvement –
investing in community mobilization instead of hardware. Project Su-Swasthya, an initiative by BIPF, envisages
an ideal situation, where the community takes care of its water needs, starting from accessing the water source to
end use, in a sustainable way. Priority is given to requirement, availability, finance, conservation & use. Through
this project BIPF will act as a catalyst for community empowerment for maintaining Sanitation & Hygiene.
TOUCHING SPECTRUM LIVES
Project ArogyaDhara: Preventive Healthcare & Awareness programs
Free Health Check-up Camp: Choudwar
A free health check-up camp was organised at Agrahat Primary School of Agrahat GP Choudwar, on 15 May
2015, to address urgent healthcare needs of villagers & create general health awareness among people. Dr.
Sanjaya Ku. Sahoo (Medicine), Dr. Jadunath Dash (TB & Chest) and Dr. Manoj Das (Pediatrics from
ShishuBhawan, Cuttack) provided free medical health care services. More than 425 patients from nearby villages
were treated & provided with free medicines, at the camp.
Rural Health Camp: Sukinda
A rural health camp was conducted at Karadagadia
Project UP School, in Kaankadpal GP of Sukinda on
19.06.15. 270 patients were treated and given free
medicines at the camp. Dr R N Mishra,Surgery
Specialist and I/c Sukinda CHC, Dr Ramesh Sahoo,
Gynecologist, Danagadi CHC, Dr Diptikanta Sahoo,
Medicine specialist, Kuhika PHC & Dr L P Mohanty,
DGM (Medical), NCM, paramedical staff and officials
successfully conducted the camp. A Malaria detection
camp was also organized under the supervision of Dr R
Livestock Vaccination Camp: Sukinda
A camp was organized on 18th March 2015 in
operational area of Sukinda for vaccination of
livestock and distribution of medicines. This
Vaccination Camp was inaugurated by Smt Bhagabati
Mohanta, Chairman Sukinda Block in presence of Dr
Pramod Ku Pradhan, Block Veterinary Officer,
Sukinda and village leaders. Total 847 livestock
including cows, oxen, buffaloes, goats, sheep, hen etc
were vaccinated and treated at the camp.
Project Unnati: for Women
Project Unnati Extended to Jajpur District
After successful execution in Keonjahr & Angul
district now Project Unnati was extended to Sukinda
in Jajpur district.At inception stage it started with 25
SHGs in 3GPs of Sukinda Block, Jajpur. Initially
training was imparted on 'Fundamental Concepts of
SHG' and 'Managerial Capacity Building of SHG
members'. Subsequently training will be provided on
'Record Keeping', 'Group Dynamics' and 'Life Skill'
followed by Household level Livelihood assessment
& analysis of SHG members for future initiatives.
Project Unnati :
Yam Cultivation at Angul
Yam is a nutritious vegetable, traditionally used as a
starch substitute for potatoes in rural areas. In an
effort to increase Yam production BIPF in
partnership with the Department of Agriculture,
Govt. of Odisha, is implementingYam Cultivation at
Sakosinga village of Banarpal Block of Angul.
Experts from CTCRI, (Central Tuber Crops Research
Institute) Bhubaneswar & ATMA (Agricultural
Technology Management Agency), Angul provided
technical knowhow to SHG members & Farmers on
Yam Production and conducted on-field practical
sessions as well.
Training in Pickle- Making at Nuasahi
SHG members from Madhuban Village at Nuasahi
were imparted training for making Mango Pickles for
commercial production and marketing. BIPF lent
support for marketing of this product which was
named “Madhuban Pickle”. This initiative under
Project Unnati helps in income generation by
supplementing the main source of income of women
on a sustainable basis.
HSE & SPECTRUM COMPLIANCE
“Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.”
The well-being of humanity, the environment, and the functioning of the economy, ultimately depend upon
responsible management of the planet's natural resources. Evidence is building that people are consuming far
more natural resources than what the planet can sustainably provide. The World Environment Day theme this
year is therefore "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care."A talk on the theme of World
Environment Day 2015 followed by Environmental quiz competition among ladies was conducted at Choudwar
Recreation club, Colony II by Environment Management Department.
Mr Sudam Barik, DGM (HSE & Compliance) elaborated the WED theme and explained how our consumption
of natural resources is critically higher than what the planet can sustainably provide, which has been the case for
decades. In the 1970s, the global population crossed a critical threshold, when human consumption overtook the
planet's rate of replenishment, the Global Footprint Network reports. So what is the cost of going into the
Earth's ecological overdraft? Humanity is using more than the Earth can provide. Many of our planet's
ecosystems are reaching critical point of depletion or nearing irreversible change, pushed by economic
development and population growth. According to the United Nations, if current consumption and production
patterns remain the same and the population grows to its expected figure of 9.6 billion, three planets will be
needed to sustain our ways of living and consumption by 2050. Further details of following greens tips were
discussed towards a better Environment. Some approaches to conservation and preservation of the
environment were also discussed.
• Going green is not a burden but a necessity.Do it keenly.
• Promote going green culture in your religious festivals.
• Make your kids familiar with green issues.
• Promote habit of going green in your kids from an early age.
• Never skip green stuff published in newspaper and read them carefully.
• Keep discussing about green issues with your friends and colleagues.
• Whatever you do for the cause of the environment publicize it to motivate others to follow you.
• Celebrate days of environmental significance in your area.
• Keep planting tree and ask others to do so.
• Never shift the blame of polluting on others.Do your best to set example for others.
• Get regular updates on pollution control.
• Keep smiling and protecting your environment from all types of hazards.
DIVINE & DIVINITY
‘Pratistha Day’ Sri Sri Laxmi Narayan Temple : THV
The temple dedicated to Sri Sri Laxmi Narayan,built by
IMFA at Therubali, came alive with colourful lighting
and chanting of hymns on its "Pratistha Day" (Foundation
Day) which was celebrated on 30.05.2015.The day long
worshipping started at 8.30AM onwards with holy fire
sacrifice being performed till 12 Noon. This was
continued from 5PM onwards and Purnahuti, final
sacrificial offering till 7.15PM. Large number of
employees as well as residents from the Colonies and
adjacent villages participated in the prayers and worship.
Sri Ram Navami & Basantika Durga Puja:CDR
Sri Ram Navami and Basantika Durga Puja were
celebrated at Lord Sri Rama Temple inside our Factory
Premises from 20.03.2015 to 28.03.2015. All
Employees along with their family including local
devotees visited the temple and participated in the
worship . Mrs. & Mr P. K. Padhy performed as Karta
and Karti, of Sri Rama Navami and Mrs & Mr R N
Panigrahi were the Karta & Karti for Basantika Durga
Puja. During the nine-day celebrations. Shri Ram
Charita Manas (Life story of Lord Rama) was chanted
by Shri Rashmi Ranjan Pani and Team. On 28.03.2015
a Bhajan programme was organized in the evening by
IMFA Sangeet Prativa Team followed by Prasad
Hanuman Jayanti: CDR
Hanuman Jayanti and Mahavishuba Sankranti, or the
Odia New Year was celebrated on 14.04.2015 at Sri
Ram Temple. Prayers dedicated to Lord Shri
Hanuman famously known as Sri Hanuman Chalisa
were sung throughout the day by local artists followed
by devotional songs, which was performed by
members of IMFA Sangeet Prativa in the evening.
Pana Sankranti: CDR
Pana Sankranti, the New Year for Odisha, was
celebrated at Colony No.2.Recreation Club. Known
also as Maha Vishuba Sankranti it is observed by Pujas,
processions, eating Sattu and drinking Bela Pana.
Generally falling on the 14th or 15th April, it marks the
beginning of the New Year in the traditional Odia
Solar Calendar and is observed to welcome the
approaching summer months. People of Odisha take
sweet Pana, a healthy cool drink to beat the summer
Social Recognition Conferred
Mr Sanjeev Das VP& Head CA & Legal, IMFA was
felicitated by His Excellency Governor of Odisha Dr
SC Jamir for his outstanding contribution in socialsector
at a function organized by 'Prerana', a state-level
NGO in Bhubaneswar on the occasion of World
Environment Day on 5 June 2015.
Raja Celebrated At Imfa Club
Pahali Raja was celebrated on 14 Jun 2015 at IMFA
Club. Children and club members had performed
various dance programme on the occassion.
"ANTAKSHARI" and Filmi quiz was shared among
all the members and family and token of prizes
distributed to the participants. Mini Food Bazar was
organized for the members and Programme ended
with a dinner. After the dinner, sweet PAN
remembered us the happiness of RAJA-2015.
VP & Head CA & Legal, Felicitated
On the occasion of 10th Raja Mahotsav Function
organised by Soor Mandir,one of the premier cultural
organisations of Cuttack, Mr Sanjeev Das,VP & Head
CA & Legal, IMFA,was felicitated for promoting
various socio-cultural activities in Odisha. The
function was held at Sahid Bhavan, Cuttack, on 14
Childrens' Games:SMC & MMC
To maintain study-life balance in children’s lives and to
create a competitive spirit among them some fun &
games like Balance-race, Ludo etc were organised for
the colony children during summer vacation.This
event saw enthusiastic participation by children of all
ages. Prizes were distributed to the winners and
participation prize to other colony children. Senior
executives of the officer's club distributed the prizes.
An in –house Antakshyari competition was also
organized by the club members as post Raja
: Dr. Itishree Devi
: B B Mishra, N B Patnaik, Malay R Kar,