Vedanta Aluminium Supports ‘SURAVI’ Children’s Festival, Fostering Young Talent
Jharsuguda, Odisha – Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium, extended its support to the ‘SURAVI’ children’s festival in Sundergarh district. Designed as a nurturing platform to spotlight the talents of students, the event featured a diverse range of engagements including art and craft, singing, music, dancing, debating, essay writing, elocution, and creative writing. Students from 14 different schools in the district participated in the festival.
Vedanta’s support for ‘SURAVI’ exemplifies its commitment to community development. Other impactful efforts include developing a multipurpose educational facility at the Government primary school in Samada and distributing learning kits to 11 Anganwadi centres. These initiatives ensure a secure, nurturing environment for students, fostering their growth, learning and development.
Speaking about Vedanta’s community-focused initiatives, Mr. V. Srikanth, CEO (Mines), Vedanta Aluminium, said, “Vedanta Aluminium’s social impact endeavours are aimed at ensuring a better quality of life in the regions it operates. Support for initiatives like ‘SURAVI’ exemplifies our commitment towards fostering a conducive environment for children to thrive, actively fostering positive change in the communities we serve. At Vedanta, we believe in the transformative power of education and youth development, guided by our mission to create a brighter and more prosperous future for everyone. We are resolute in our belief that by nurturing the talents of our youth, we can lay the foundation for a promising tomorrow where opportunities flourish, and potential is fully realized.”
Mr. Jal Padhan, President, School Committee, Govt. UP School, Girisima, expressed his appreciation for Vedanta’s support for ‘SURAVI’ by stating, “The ‘SURAVI’ festival, with Vedanta’s support, has become a platform for our students to showcase their talents, promoting an environment where they can dream big and aim high. Such initiatives create a positive ripple effect across our community. It shows how corporate partnerships can benefit our youth and the regions we represent.”
Vedanta Aluminium’s Mines Business is dedicated to propelling community development through focused interventions in the spheres of education, healthcare, livelihood, and grassroots sports. A standout among its many initiatives is the Nand Ghars, the modernized anganwadis that function as vibrant community centres for the holistic development of women and children. Through these endeavours, the company is actively enhancing the lives of communities within its operational areas and beyond, establishing community members as essential contributors to the shared growth and progress of the state. By working closely with local authorities, welfare organizations, and community members, the company is actively driving a socio-economic transformation in rural Odisha, responding to the unique needs of communities and collaboratively fulfilling them.
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.