Kalimati on Monday in the presence of industrialists, businessmen, government officials, civil society members, media persons and intellectuals.
“Salt Trading has not only served the Nepali consumers by supplying various essential commodities but it has also made contributions in industrialization of the country by establishing various important industries,” remarked Minister for Industry Commerce and Supplies Dilendra Badu in a message sent to the STC on the occasion. “Salt Trading established with the concept of private public partnership, has been supplying quality goods to the consumers at appropriate prices and fulfilling its responsibility of public welfare maintaining high value in the society,” pointed out minister Badu. Minister Badu could not attend the function physically, as he was engaged in the relief works in Darchula where many people were trapped due to the flood and landslides for the past few days, informed Chairperson of the Program Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce Narayan Prasad Regmi reading out the message of the minister.
“STC has been regularly supplying quality consumer goods to the general public in a smooth and effective manner at appropriate rates as per its commitment,” remarked Urmila Shrestha, CEO of the STC. The corporation has been fufilling its responsibility of distributing and supplying essential commodities to the people despite unfavourable situation in the past and it will do so in the coming days as well, she said. During the programme on behalf of STC chief guest of the programme Joint Secretary Regmi honoured various personalities, its staff members and students for their outstanding contribution in different sectors.
On the occasion, Nisahaya Balbalika Sewa Ashram, Itahari was honoured with this year’s Laxmi Das Balhitkari Award, which carries a purse of Rs. 75,000 cash and a appreciation letter. The ashram was honoured with the award for making valuable contribution in the society by providing support to helpless children. Similarly, two brilliant students, a boy and a girl, both the children of STC’s staff were honoured with STC Ananga Man Serchan Scholarship and STC Lokman Joshi Scholarship. Under the scholarship each of the students were provided with monthly stipend of Rs. 3,000 for 24 months period.
Similarly, three staff working at the STC, a gadgeted officer, a non- gadgeted officer and a staff without any category, were awarded Hem Bahadur Malla outstanding service awards. Under gadgeted officer Bishnu Prasad Neupane, non-gadgeted officer Tej Bahadur Karki and non-category staff Radheshyam Khadka were awarded with outstanding service awards.
Similarly, Ishworlal Outstanding Performance Award was provided to Sabal Rijal (gadgeted level), Kaji Bahadur Parajuli (non-gadgeted level) and Mangal Bahadur Lama (non-category staff). The Hem Bahadur Malla Award carries a purse of Rs. 30,000 along with appreciation letter each while Ishwor Lal Shrestha Award carries a purse of Rs. 35,000 along with appreciation letter each.
Similarly, the STC also honoured a number of staff who had served at the corporation for more than two decades by providing them appreciation letter. The programme was followed by lunch reception to the all the invitees.