Dalmia Cement honours 30 students with the ‘Prativa Samman Award’ for Academic and Athletic Achievements in Odisha

Bhubaneshwar, January 27, 2024: Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd, India’s leading cement manufacturing company, through its Kapilas Cement Works (KCW) Unit marked the outstanding achievements of school students by presenting the prestigious “Prativa Samman Award-2023” during a special event held on January 26, 2024. During the occasion, 30 students from Class 10th & 12th standards were felicitated for their academic excellence and sporting prowess. These high achievers were selected from 14 schools present in the neighbouring panchayats of Cuttack and Jajpur Districts in Odisha. In recognition of the students’ hard work and dedication, 14 students excelling in education received a cheque of Rs. 5000 each, while 16 outstanding athletes were presented with a cheque of Rs. 3500 each. Mr. Bhavesh Wala, Unit Head-KCW, Cuttack graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, accompanied by Sarpanch Paria, Garudagaon and Chhatia and PS Member of Garudagaon GP along with teachers, guardians and other dignitaries.

Commenting on this initiative Mr. Bhavesh Wala, the Unit Head, DCBL KCW said “Dalmia Bharat is steadfast in its commitment to nurture excellence and inspire the future generation. The ‘Prativa Samman Award’ stands as a testament to our belief in identifying, recognizing, and rewarding the bright young minds who showcase exceptional hard work, perseverance, and dedication. These students represent the future of our nation, and we hope this award serves as a catalyst, inspiring them to scale even greater heights. My heartfelt congratulations to all the awardees today.”

Established in 2009 (by the former company OCL India Ltd) in Kapilas, the ‘Prativa Samman Award’ underscores the company’s commitment to holistic development of students, recognizing not only academic but diverse talents within the communities it serves. Over the years, the ‘Prativa Samman Award’ has seen distinguished attendees, including notable figures like Omkarnath Mohanty, the Vice Chancellor of Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), in 2018. 

About Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd:

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL), a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited (BSE Code: 542216|NSE Symbol: DALBHARAT and listed in MSE), is a leading player in the cement manufacturing segment and has been in existence since 1939. Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited prides itself on having one of the lowest carbon footprints in the cement world globally. It is the first cement company to commit to RE100, EP100 & EV100 (first triple joiner) – showing real business leadership in the clean energy transition by taking a joined-up approach. With a growing capacity, currently pegged at 44.6 MnT, Dalmia Cement is the fourth-largest cement manufacturing group in India by installed capacity. Spread across ten states and fifteen manufacturing units, the company is a category leader in super-specialist cement used for oil well, railway sleepers and airstrips and is the country’s largest producer of Portland Slag Cement (PSC). Visit us at Dalmia Cement.

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