DAV Vedanta International School, Lanjigarh, scripts phenomenal results in CBSE Boards 2022

25th July 2022

  • 100% students clear Class 10th and 12th with first division

 Lanjigarh, Kalahandi district, Odisha; July 25th, 2022: Students of the DAV Vedanta International School (Lanjigarh), run by Vedanta Ltd.’s Lanjigarh refinery, India’s premier producer of metallurgical grade alumina, have scripted phenomenal results in the CBSE Board Examinations 2022. With all 73 students of Class 10th and 12th passing with first division, the result bears testimony to Vedanta’s commitment to foster quality education in the regions where it operates.

Established by Vedanta’s Lanjigarh unit, the DAV Vedanta International School was Kalahandi’s first English medium school. Well-equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities like smart classrooms, modern computer, science and maths labs, multimedia room, a well-stocked library, etc. the school fuels the curiosity of nearly 1200 students, the majority of whom are from local communities. This school has created an aspiration for quality education among local communities, which is reflected in the rise in literacy levels in Kalahandi from 38.4% in 2001 to 50.9% in 2011.

This year’s CBSE Board Exam results saw Soubhagya Biswal top the Class 12th batch with 96.40% and Amar Kumar Sahu rank at the top of Class 10th class with 98.60%. The rank holders of DAV Vedanta International School, Lanjigarh, are:

Class 10th Class 12th
First:  Amar Kumar Sahu (98.60%) First: Soubhagya Biswal (96.40%)
Second: Ankita Rath (98.20%) Second: Pratyush Ranjan Jena (96.20%)
Third: Sujay Kumar Patro (97.80%) Third: Mamadipaka Balaji (95.40%)

Congratulating the students, Mr. GG Pal, Dy. CEO – Vedanta Limited, Lanjigarh, said, “On behalf of the Vedanta family, I congratulate the entire graduating batch of DAV Vedanta International School, and wish them the very best for their careers ahead! The school’s continued excellence in board exams year on year stands testimony to the impact that our education initiatives have brought about in the community. I applaud the efforts of the school principal, Mr. Sadananda Hotta, teachers, staff, and parents of the students for their contribution and support towards making this school one of the best in the state! We, at Vedanta Lanjigarh, shall continue to work towards improving the education standards in the region, for education remains the key to unleashing transformational growth and socio-economic development in the region.”

Delighted by the students’ performance, Mr Sadananda Hotta, Principal of DAV Vedanta International School, Lanjigarh, added, “It is a matter of great pride for the school’s entire staff to see our students performing so well! I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Vedanta Aluminium for providing all required resources and support to the school, which helped the students make the most of their education and chase the best of their potential.”

Since the school’s commencement in the year 2006, Vedanta Lanjigarh continues to support and augment the school’s infrastructure so that the children learn in a holistic and encouraging environment. Owing to the remoteness of the region and the lack of formal education infrastructure, the school provides affordable education to enable every child from the nearby villages avail quality education in English. Additionally, under its Nand Ghar program, Vedanta Aluminium also runs over 100 modern anganwadis in Kalahandi wherein proper education and nutrition is being ensured for children below the age of six in state-of-the-art facilities.

Vedanta Aluminium’s social interventions in the domains of quality education, sustainable livelihood, women empowerment, health, water and sanitation, community infrastructure reach out to a total of over 67 villages in Lanjigarh, benefiting more than 40,000 people in a year. It gives educational support to more than 2700 students, along with enabling the empowerment of more than 3300 women from over 300 SHGs and providing doorstep healthcare services to more than 42,000 people annually. It has also planted more than 2 lakh trees in partnership with the locals at the community level.

Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing half of India’s aluminium i.e., 2.26 million tonnes in FY22. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. Vedanta Aluminium ranks 4th in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2021 world rankings for aluminium industry, a reflection of its sustainable development practices. The company operates a 2 MTPA (million tonnes per annum) capacity alumina refinery in Lanjigarh (Kalahandi district, Odisha), India since 2007 and an associated 75 MW captive power plant. With its world-class aluminium smelters, alumina refinery and power plants in India, the company fulfils its mission of spurring emerging applications of aluminium as the ‘Metal of the Future’ for a greener tomorrow.

About Vedanta Limited:

Vedanta Limited, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Limited, is one of the world’s leading Oil & Gas and Metals company with significant operations in Oil & Gas, Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper, Iron Ore, Steel, and Aluminium & Power across India, South Africa and Namibia. For two decades, Vedanta has been contributing significantly to nation building. Governance and sustainable development are at the core of Vedanta's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety, and environment. Vedanta has put in place a comprehensive framework to be the ESG leader in the natural resources sector. Vedanta is committed to reducing carbon emissions to zero by 2050 or sooner and has pledged $5 billion over the next 10 years to accelerate the transition to net zero operations. Giving back is in the DNA of Vedanta, which is focused on enhancing the lives of local communities. The company’s flagship social impact program, Nand Ghars, have been set up as model anganwadis focused on eradicating child malnutrition, providing education, healthcare, and empowering women with skill development. Under the aegis of the Anil Agarwal Foundation, the umbrella entity for Vedanta’s social initiatives, the Vedanta group has pledged Rs 5000 crore over the next five years on social impact programmes with a thrust on nutrition, women & child development, healthcare, animal welfare, and grass-root level sports. Vedanta and the group companies company have been featured in Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020, and was conferred Frost & Sullivan Sustainability Awards 2020, CII Environmental Best Practices Award 2020, CSR Health Impact Award 2020, CII National Award 2020 for Excellence in Water Management, CII Digital Transformation Award 2020, ICSI National Award 2020 for excellence in Corporate Governance, People First HR Excellence Award 2020, ‘Company with Great Managers 2020’ by People Business and certified as a Great Place to Work 2021. Vedanta’s flagship Nand Ghar Project was identified as best CSR project by Government of Rajasthan. Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange.

For more information, please visit www.vedantalimited.com

About Vedanta Aluminium Business:

Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing more than half of India’s aluminium at 2.26 million tonnes in FY22. Vedanta is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. With its world-class Aluminium Smelters, Alumina Refinery and Power Plants in India, the company fulfils its mission of spurring emerging applications of aluminium as the ‘Metal of the Future’ for a greener tomorrow.

For more information, please log on to www.vedantaaluminium.com

For Further Information, Please Contact:

Ms. Sonal Choithani
Chief Communications Officer
Aluminium Business, Vedanta Ltd.


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