Vedanta Jharsuguda hosts sports enthusiasts ahead of Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup 202310th January 2023
Jharsuguda, Odisha; January 10th, 2023: Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium, partnered with the Jharsuguda District Administration to host sports enthusiasts over friendly tournaments ahead of Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup 2023, which is being held in Odisha. With sporting fervour abuzz in the region, a two-day cricket tournament was organised by the Jharsuguda District Administration at Vedanta Meadows cricket ground on popular demand.
The tournament was inaugurated by Shri Rahul Jain, Superintendent of Police (Jharsuguda), Smt. Alomani Sethi, Project Director – Resettlement & Rehabilitation (R&R), Shri Jeeban Mohanty, President – Odisha Hockey Association, Shri Sushil Kumar Mishra, District Sports Officer, and Inspector In-Charges of Kolabira and Badmal blocks.
The tournament saw three 12-over matches being played amongst 4 participating teams – Administration 11 (District Administration), Police Ekadas (Police Administration), Media 11 (Media Houses of Jharsuguda), and ‘Corporate 11’ (employees from Vedanta Jharsuguda, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, Odisha Power Generation Corporation, and TRL Krosaki Refractories Limited). The final match was played between Corporate 11 and Police Ekadas, with Police Ekadas emerging victorious.
Speaking at the grand finale, Mr. Sunil Gupta, CEO – Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda said, “Sports has the power to bring people together and inspire a spirit of sportsmanship, team bonding and camaraderie. Odisha has a stellar record of giving India some of its most celebrated hockey players. We are striving to nurture a vibrant sporting culture at Jharsuguda and nearby areas to enable holistic development of the region’s youth and their love for sports. Ahead of the Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup 2023, we are delighted to support the district administration in promoting one of the biggest events in the global sporting arena. Looking forward to a showcase of stellar talent and unbeatable skills!”
Felicitating the winning team, Shri Rahul Jain, Superintendent of Police, Jharsuguda, said, “The cricket tournament was a fun and exciting experience for all, and helped raise awareness and enthusiasm for the Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 in a unique way. Vedanta Aluminium’s contribution to the promotion of sports and community spirit is greatly appreciated.”
Thanking Vedanta Aluminium for hosting the tournament, Smt. Alomani Sethi – Project Director, (R&R), said, “The cricket tournament brought together people of various fields and built a momentum for Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup, which will be a mega sporting event for the state of Odisha.”
Shri Jeeban Mohanty, Vice President, Odisha Hockey Association, said, “Odisha has produced many hockey players of repute and this year’s Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup is a great platform to promote hockey among the up-and-coming generation. I thank Vedanta Aluminium for spreading awareness on the event in this region.”
Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing more than half of India’s aluminium i.e., 2.27 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. 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 have been featured in Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and was conferred Frost & Sullivan Sustainability Awards 2020, Golden Peacock Award for excellence in Corporate Governance 2022 and certified as a Great Place to Work 2022. 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 i.e., 2.29 million tonnes in FY23. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. Vedanta Aluminium ranks 2nd in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2022 world rankings for aluminium industry, a reflection of its sustainable development practices. 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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