OHPC CELEBRATES WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY-2023
World Environment Day-2023 was celebrated at Odisha Hydro Power Corporation Ltd. on 5th June 2023. On this occasion, an Awareness-cum-Plantation Programme was organized at the OHPC Training Centre, Bhubaneswar. Dr.Sundara Narayana Patro, President, Orissa Environmental Society, Prof. Choudhury Suryakant Mishra, Former Director, OUAT and Sri B.K.Mishra, Convenor, Odisha CSR Forum were guests for the occasion. Dr.P.K.Mohanty, Director (HR) & Sri Asish Kumar Mohanty, Director (Operation) were present during the programme and addressed the employees of OHPC.
Dr.P.K.Mohanty gave the welcome address and emphasized on the present critical scenario of environment pollution. He also said how we are not able to continue plantation in a proper manner and take immediate steps to help the Mother Nature. Sri Asish Kumar Mohanty while speaking gave statistical figures of water level in real life scenario and the actions taken on the matter. He stressed on the point that in addition to plantation we should also focus on maintaining them for life long.
Dr. S N Patro gave a brief history of Environment Day and various conclaves held around the world. He stressed on misuse of Single use plastic and how to manage them in our lifestyle. And as it is become difficult to totally stop plastic use, so it is better to lessen the use to maximum extent. He also showed concern on the decline of water level and increase in temperature globally. Prof. Choudhury Suryakant Mishra gave an idea on micro-plastic and how it enters the food chain of living beings, Increase in use of Bio degradables and dangers associated with cosmetic products. Sri B.K.Mishra while delivering his address stressed on the importance of environmental sustainability in CSR. The vote of thanks of the programme was presented by Ms.Smruti Sudha Panda, Manager (PR). After the inaugural Programme, all the guests and employees planted various plants at the New OHPC Training Hostel premises.
OHPC TRAINING HOSTEL COMPLEX INAUGURATED BY HON'BLE ENERGY MINISTER
A Five Storey Training Hostel Building of Odisha Hydro Power Corporation Ltd. was inaugurated by Sj. Pratap Keshari Deb, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister, Energy, Industries & MSME on 24.04.2023. Shri Bishnupada Sethi, IAS, Principal Secretary to Govt., Higher Education Dept. & Chairman, OHPC presided over the programme. Shri Amresh Kumar, Managing Director, Dr. Prabodh Kumar Mohanty, Director (HR), Sri Ashish Kumar Mohanty, Director (Operation) and officials of OHPC were present during the inaugural ceremony. An inaugural Puja was held on the occasion. The Hon’ble Minister visited and reviewed the facilities of the new complex alongwith the Training Centre and held a meeting with senior officials of OHPC.
The newly constructed complex has been built over a plinth Area of 3662 sq. ft. adjacent to OHPC Training Centre, Patia and consists of 12 nos. of Single bedded rooms, 12 nos. of double bedded rooms, Conference room, Modern Classroom, Cafeteria, Multi-Utility Halls and many other facilities. M/s NBCC Ltd is the Project Management Consultant of the Hostel Complex.
ODISHA HYDRO POWER CORPORATION CELEBRATES 28TH FOUNDATION DAY
The 28th OHPC Foundation Day of Odisha Hydro Power Corporation Ltd. was celebrated with splendor at the Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar on 21st April 2023.Shri Hemant Sharma, IAS, Principal Secretary to Govt., Industries Dept. was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Sri Sanjay Kumar Mishra, IRTS, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, OPTCL was the Guest of Honour on the occasion. The Chief Guest & the Guest of Honour addressed the gathering. Shri Bishnupada Sethi, IAS, Principal Secretary to Govt., Higher Education Dept. & Chairman, OHPC presided over the meeting. Shri Amresh Kumar, Managing Director, Dr. Prabodh Kumar Mohanty, Director (HR) and Sri Ashish Kumar Mohanty, Director (Operation) of OHPC were present on the dais. Dr. Prabodh Kumar Mohanty, Director (HR) extended the welcome address.
The Chief Guest & other dignitaries lighted the lamps & inaugurated the function. The award for the Best Performing Unit of OHPC was presented to Hirakud Hydro Electric Project, Burla. The award for 2nd Best Performing Unit went to Chiplima Hydro Electric Project, Chiplima & the Best Housekeeping Unit was awarded to Balimela Hydro Electric project, Balimela. The Vote of Thanks was extended by Sri Ashish Kumar Mohanty, Director (Operation).
The evening was adorned with captivating cultural programme. Ms. Sohini Bandopadhyay, Eminent kathak Dancer from Kolkata performed a Solo Kathak Recital. She was accompanied by Pt.Ashish Mukherjee (Tabla), Mr. Jiban Prakash Das (Sitar),Ms.Ritubrota Pandey (Bol Padhant) and Mr.Sayan Mukherjee (Vocal). The end of the programme was a Musical Performance by the Team from ‘bvor Muzik’. Singer Bvu Prasad and his troupe enthralled the audience with beautiful songs. The 28th Foundation Day was also celebrated at all the Units of OHPC.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATED AT OHPC
International Women’s Day was celebrated at Odisha Hydro Power Corporation Ltd.
on 6 th March 2023. Dr. Aruna Mohanty, President, Odisha Sangeet Natak Academy graced
the occasion as the Chief Guest. Sri Amresh Kumar, Managing Director, Dr.P.K.Mohanty,
Director (HR) & Sri Ashish Kumar Mohanty, Director (Operation) were present during
the inaugural session of the programme and addressed the gathering. Dr. Aruna Mohanty,
while speaking on the occasion, emphasized to celebrate womanhood everyday. She urged
women to stand up by their own in every odd situation. The Chief Guest also recited
a beautiful poem composed by her linking all mythological women characters like
kunti, Drauapdi, Radha. The vote of thanks of the inaugural programme was presented by
Ms. Smruti Sudha Panda, Manager (PR)
On the occasion of Women’s Day celebrations, a one day workshop was organized
by Tanvi Consultancy Services pvt. Ltd. on the same day at the Training Centre. Mr. Ram K
Sharma and Ms. Arunima Patra carried out interactive sessions on a variety of topics such
as “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”, “Parenting & Counseling
guidance for women” & “Celebrating Woman-hood”. All the female employees of the
Corporate Office were present during the programme & enthusiastically participated in the
same. Gifts were distributed to all the participants at the end of the event.
OHPC Inter Unit Cricket Tournament-2023
The “OHPC Inter Unit Cricket Tournament-2023” has been successfully conducted at Mini Stadium, NAC, Balimela from 04.02.2023 to 07.02.2023. In the Tournament, total 07 (Seven) Teams from different Units i.e. Upper Kolab Hydro Electric Project, Bariniput , Upper Indravati Hydro Electric Project, Mukhiguda , Hirakud Hydro Electric Project, Burla , Rengali Hydro Electric Project, Rengali , Chiplima Hydro Electric Project, Chiplima ,Balimela Hydro Electric Project, Balimela Unit and Corporate Office, Bhubaneswar have participated.
The Tournament was inaugurated on 04.02.2023 .In the Inaugural Session, Dr. Prabodh Ku. Mohanty, Director (HR), OHPC Ltd., Bhubaneswar had addressed the gatherings with his valued views as Chief Guest of the Tournament, while Sri Ashish Ku. Mohanty, Director (Operation), OHPC Ltd., Sri Akshaya Ku. Khemundu, OAS(SG), Sub-Collector, Malkangiri, Er. Chandra Sekhar Mishra, Chief Construction Engineer, Potteru Irrigation Project, Balimela, Sri T. Padmanava Dora, OAS(S), Tahasildar, Chitrakonda and Sri Krushna Chandra Rath, Executive Officer, NAC, Balimela, Sri Sanjaya Kumar Padhy, SGM(Elect.), BHEP, Balimela and Sri Kamakanta Patra, SGM(Elect.), UKHEP, Bariniput as Guest of Honour also addressed the gathering and encouraged the Players, Organizers, Volunteers of the Tournament.
BHEP Cricket Team, Balimela and UIHEP Cricket Team, Mukhiguda had entered into the Final Match which was played on dtd. 07.02.2023 at 09:30 AM. The BHEP Cricket Team won the Final Match and awarded with the Winner’s Trophy while the UIHEP Cricket Team was awarded with the Runner’s Trophy.
In the concluding session on dtd. 07.02.2023, Sri Maheswar Chandra Naik, OAS(SG), Additional District Magistrate, Malkangiri as Chief Guest had offered his valued advise to the gathering, Players and Organizers etc. while Dr. Prabodh Ku. Mohanty, Director (HR), OHPC Ltd., Sri Ashish Ku. Mohanty, Director (Operation), OHPC Ltd., Sri Sanjaya Kumar Padhy, SGM(Elect.), BHEP, Balimela, Sri Kamakanta Patra, SGM(Elect.), UKHEP, Bariniput and Sri Alexious Kispotta, Sub-Divisional Police Officer, Chitrakonda addressed the gathering with their valued views in the session. The Winner’s Trophy was presented to the Team Captain and Players of BHEP Cricket Team by Sri Maheswar Chandra Naik, OAS(SG), Additional District Magistrate, Malkangiri while the Runner’s Trophy was presented to the Team Captain and Players of UIHEP Cricket Team by Dr. Prabodh Ku. Mohanty, Director (HR), OHPC Ltd., Bhubaneswar. Further, different trophies for Player of the Tournament, Man of the Match, Best Batsman, Best Bowler & Best Fielder of the Tournament were awarded to the concerned players in the concluding session. The Tournament ended with cheerful atmosphere.
The musical programme was also organized and conducted by the Artists sponsored by M/s Seventh Avenue eventz Pvt. Ltd., Bhubaneswar in the evening hours of 06.02.2023 & 07.02.2023. The famous Local “DHEMSA” dance was also performed by the native ladies of Balimela in the evening of dtd. 07.02.2023. The employees with their family members and local public attended and enjoyed the said musical events.
OHPC CELEBRATES 74TH REPUBLIC DAY
Odisha Hydro Power Corporation Ltd. celebrated the 74th Republic Day with great enthusiasm among the employees at the OHPC Corporate Office, Training Centre & its Units on 26th January 2023. At the Corporate Office, the National Flag was hoisted by Sri Amresh Kumar, Managing Director in presence of Dr. Prabodh Kumar Mohanty, Director (HR), officers & staff. On this occasion, National Flags and Tri-colour badges was distributed among the employees. Dr. Prabodh Kumar Mohanty, Director (HR), hoisted the National Flag at the OHPC Training Centre, Chandaka. Employees of both Corporate Office and Training Centre were present during the flag hoisting at the OHPC Training Centre.
OHPC RECRUITED 31 NOS. OF GETs
OHPC recruited Thirty One nos. of Graduate Engineer Trainees (GETs) in Electrical, Civil, I&C, Mechanical & IT disciplines. The induction training program of newly recruited GETs was inaugurated by Shri Bishnupada Sethi, IAS, Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department & Chairman, OHPC at OHPC Training Centre, Bhubaneswar on 10.01.2023 in presence of Sri Amresh Kumar, MD, OHPC; Dr. Prabodh Kumar Mohanty, Director (HR), OHPC; Sri Ashish Kumar Mohanty, Director(Operation), OHPC. Prof. Rajendra Prasad Mohanty, Former VC & Member, Board of Management, SOA University was present as Guest of
Honour of the occasion.
The inaugural session started with a welcome address delivered by Dr. P K Mohanty, Director (HR), OHPC. He advised the GETs to start their career with new enthusiasm and wished them all success in their future endeavours. Sri Ashish Mohanty, Director (Operation), OHPC gave his address to the newly recruited GETs. Sri Mohanty briefed about OHPC technicalities and urged them to work in a team as a new member of OHPC family. Shri Amresh Kumar, MD also gave his special address to the GETs and coveted them to work hard in a team for a better future. The Chairman, OHPC in his special address to the GETs, expressed his happiness over the overwhelming response of applicants against OHPC advertisement for the post of GETs. He assured them a better career opportunity in OHPC as it is a Gold rated State PSU. He further motivated them with his kind & eloquent words, shared his experience and advised them to work with utmost diligence and dedication for individual as well as organisational development. Lastly, the Guest of Honour, Prof. Rajendra Prasad Mohanty, former VC & Member, Board of Management, SOA University delivered special key note address to the GETs. He shared his rich experience to the trainees and emphasised on the importance of training & development for any professional so as to upskill & reskill themselves with the first changing environment. The vote of thanks was given by Sri Subash Chandra Jena, CGM(HR), OHPC. The inaugural session was hosted by Sri Subrat Kumar Senapati, AGM(T&D), OHPC.
VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK-2022 AT OHPC
Odisha Hydro Power Corporation, a Gold Rated State PSU, is observing the Vigilance Awareness Week-2022 at its Corporate Office and Units situated at different locations of the State from 31st October to 6th November 2022. All the employees took the Integrity Pledge at 11 AM on 31st October 2022. At the Corporate Office, all employees took the oath as administered by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha through video Conferencing. Banners & posters regarding vigilance awareness were displayed at strategic locations in the office premises to raise awareness among all.
On the occasion, an Awareness Programme was organised at the OHPC Corporate Office on 04.11.2022. Mrs. Anupama, James, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar Division was Chief Guest for the occasion. Sri Amresh Kumar, Managing Director, Dr. P.K.Mohanty, Director (HR) and other senior officials of OHPC were also present on the occasion. The chief Guest while speaking during the awareness programme, emphasized on the importance of Corruption free environment at both individual and organizational level. She gave some real-life experiences about the cost of corruption in the society. Director (HR) in his inaugural address mentioned that OHPC strictly follows vigilance procedure in case of Promotion, outside employment, NOC, passport, etc. Also, employees are regularly provided with vigilance related training to bring awareness about whistle blower, resist from bribery, manage transparency at work place and follow the same meticulously in OHPC. The Managing Director spoke about importance of the vigilance awareness and how to deal with it. The officials present also shared their real life experiences and discussed with the Chief Guest about the solutions for dealing with the same.
To mark the occasion a Debate competition was organised for the employees at Corporate Office. The winners were:- 1st prize-Ms. Shatabdi Beura, Asst. Manager (IT), 2nd prize-Sri Dharmendra Nath Patra, General Manager (El.) , 3rd Prize- Sri Omkar Amrutanshu, Asst. Manager (IT). They were presented with memento & Gifts by the Guest.
LAUNCHING OF E-OFFICE IN OHPC
Sri Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, IAS, Chief Secretary of Odisha launched E-Office for Odisha Hydro Power Corporation Limited developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) and implemented by the Centre for Modernizing Government Initiative(CMGI) under 5Ts initiative of General Administration (Administrative Reforms) and Public Grievance Department at 11 AM on 03.11.22 in the 2nd Floor Conference Hall in the Lokaseba Bhawan. The event took place in the esteemed presence of Sri Surendra Kumar, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government, GA and PG Department & Tourism Department, Sri Bishnupada Sethi, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government, Higher Education Department, Commerce & Transport Department & Chairman, OHPC Ltd. , Sri Amresh Kumar, MD, OHPC Ltd., Dr. Prabodh Kumar Mohanty, Director(HR), Sri Ashish Kumar Mohanty, Director(Operation), Sri Debalok Mohanty, SGM(Fin.) , Sri Pradeepta Mohan Singh, DGM (IT) and higher officials of OHPC. Launching the E-Office, Sri Suresh Chandra Mahapatra said, “E-Office system makes the Governance present and future ready. OSWAS and e-office are excellent examples of IT application in Governance. It has made the conduct of Government business more quick, accurate and responsive. Carrying bundles of files on veranda of the offices, pending of the files for months together, missing of the files, and making mischief with files are now stories of past”. E-Office brochure has been launched by Sri Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, IAS, Chief Secretary , Sri Surendra Kumar, IAS, and Sri Bishnupada Sethi, IAS. During the event, Sri Amresh Kumar, MD OHPC initiated first transaction in E-Office system by processing of e-file of OHPC.