Vedanta Aluminium sponsors sporting gear in ‘Mo School’ Hockey Tournament, Jharsuguda

25th May 2022

Jharsuguda, Odisha; 25th May 2022: Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium, has sponsored sporting gear for teams participating in the ongoing ‘Mo School’ Hockey Tournament at Jharsuguda, Odisha. Mo School Abhiyaan is an initiative by the Government of Odisha under its School & Mass Education Department, which aims to address the needs of school-going children and enable & support schools with infrastructure, technology, etc. so they can provide a wholesome and nurturing environment to children during their formative years.

Currently, Vedanta Aluminium supports four schools in Jharsuguda district as a partner in the Mo School Abhiyaan. The company has contributed a sum of INR 80 lakhs (INR 20 lakhs for each school) towards building required infrastructure like smart classrooms, e-libraries, computer labs, playgrounds, gardens, etc. in these schools. In its endeavour to support the Mo School Hockey Tournament, Vedanta Aluminium has partnered the District Hockey Association, District Administration and District Education Department of Jharsuguda.

Speaking about Vedanta Aluminium’s developmental interventions for students, Mr. Sunil Gupta, CEO – Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda, said, “Our interventions in education are aimed at giving students from rural communities access to the best of opportunities that go beyond primary education. We firmly believe that quality education lays the foundation of successful societies and communities. Sports provide a wonderful platform for students to learn values like teamwork, healthy competition, pursuing goals, etc. which go a long way towards shaping them as individuals. Through these initiatives, we are working towards an inclusive, healthy, and creative environment that will empower our future generations with the right tools needed to reach their highest potential and be architects of socio-economic transformation in the region.”

Appreciating Vedanta Aluminium’s support towards nurturing grassroots sporting culture, Mr. Jiban Mohanty, Vice President, Odisha State Hockey Association said, “Promoting a culture of sports among youngsters shapes them positively in myriad ways and helps in their overall growth and development. I commend Vedanta Aluminium for extending their support to this tournament and nurturing young hockey talents in this region.”

Vedanta’s social interventions in the domains of sustainable livelihood, quality education, women empowerment, health, water and sanitation, bio-investment and community infrastructure reach out to over 79 villages in Jharsuguda and nearby areas, benefiting nearly 1.7 lakh people in a year. It empowers more than 4000 women from over 339 SHGs, provides doorstep healthcare services to about 32,000 people annually, gives educational support to more than 6400 students, has planted more than 1.48 lakh trees in partnership with locals at the community level.

Vedanta is India’s largest producer of the green metal, aluminium, operating a world-class 1.6 MTPA aluminium smelter and 3615 MW thermal power generation facility in Jharsuguda, Odisha. The only Indian smelter in the global ‘1 Million Tonne’ production and export club, Vedanta Jharsuguda is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications across core industries. With its state-of-the-art facilities, unparalleled engineering prowess, R&D and innovation abilities, Vedanta Jharsuguda is working towards a sustainable and greener future for all by spurring emerging applications of aluminium, the ‘Metal of the Future’.

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.

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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.

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For Further Information, Please Contact:

Ms. Sonal Choithani
Chief Communications Officer
Aluminium Business, Vedanta Ltd.
Sonal[dot]Choithani[at]vedanta[dot]co[dot]in
www.vedantaaluminium.com

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