Report by OD bureau; Bhubneshwar: Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility, initiated a training program on fire safety at Kalinganagar, Odisha. With gradual urbanization, the traditional village chulhas are getting replaced by modern gas ovens, kerosene stoves and induction electric cookers. Keeping this in mind, Tata Power organized an awareness and training program on fire safety for the village ladies conducted by its safety team.
The program was well received by the villagers and 125 women participated in the training. A presentation was made on various fire hazards, which may occur while working with fire during domestic work. At the same time, explanation and remedies to avoid fire accident and the safety procedure while operating fire equipments were demonstrated.
During the interactive training program, participants asked questions on their working with fire during domestic work and the many issues they face in day-to-day life. The participants also requested the company officials to continue holding such awareness and developmental activities in future.
Speaking on the initiative, Mr. Purushottam Thakur, General Manager-Orissa Projects said, “This initiative has been taken up by Tata Power to make the womenfolk aware of hazards of fire and prepare them to handle situations that may arise in their day-to-day life. We are happy that our employees have participated in this home safety sensitization session for our communities.”