“The beautiful flowers of the seasons are symbolic of nature calling on the Sun God” said Dr Tapan Kumar Chand while addressing as the Chief Guest at the State Level Flower Show 2017 organised by Regional Plant Resource Centre in collaboration with Plant Lovers Association in the premises of the Botanic Gardens (Ekamrakanan), Bhubaneswar. Dr Chand and Mrs Preeti Roy gave away the prizes to the winners of the competitions held on the occasion.
On the occasion of the 37th Foundation Day Celebrations, Nalco Kharavela Award for Odissi Guru being received by Prof. Naba Kishore Mishra, for his significant contributions in promoting the dance form in India and abroad. The other Nalco Kharavela Awards for significant achievements in Odissi, being handed over to Ms Kshyanaprava Parida, Ms. Suhag Nalini Das and Shri Nityananda Das. Shri Balvinder Kumar, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Govt of India, handed over the award, in the presence of Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD of Nalco.