Vedanta group has bagged 4 awards at CSR Health Impact Awards 2020, which was organized by Integrated Health and Wellbeing (IHW) council.
The awards were given for the exemplary work and initiatives undertaken to combat the COVID 19 pandemic. The Vedanta was awarded gold in the categories; COVID relief efforts to Vedanta Group , Response to COVID-19 to Hindustan Zinc Limited, COVID indigenous response project to Vedanta Alumina, Lanjigarh and Health CSR project category as a large corporate to Nand Ghar.
All the initiatives were undertaken under group’s ‘Vedanta Cares’ program which is a unique project to support the communities to combat the pandemic.
Ajay Kapur, CEO, Vedanta Aluminium, and Power,who is also the group anchor for Vedanta’s CSR efforts said, “This recognition reinvigorates us to continue with our mission of greater good. Vedanta Cares is a lot more than a CSR initiative, it stems from Vedanta Group’s philosophy of ‘Giving Back’ to the communities and the nation.”
On receiving the award, Ritu Jhingon , CEO-Project of Nand Ghar said, “The award is dedicated to our Nand Ghar frontline warriors who even in difficult COVID times ensured that the essential medical care is taken to the doorstep of our communities.”
IHW is a premier think tank, which works towards creating awareness, while advocating for societal well-being, with a focus on national health.
Meanwhile Vedanta group was one of the first corporates to announce its support to PM-CARES fund. Is has been proactively serving society during the pandemic under its ‘Vedanta Cares’ initiative, reaching more than 15-lakh beneficiaries, touching 280 villages across 7 states. Hindustan Zinc Limited won the award for the special response campaign which was launched for COVID 19 in which it created an interconnected web of stakeholders to create awareness across 6 districts of Rajasthan.
Vedanta Alumina, Lanjigarh located in Odisha won the award for its COVID Readiness Program which was a consistent effort to cater to the increased demand for medical provisions like washable face masks & soaps while creating livelihood opportunities for the community proactively before COVID cases appeared in Odisha. Vedanta’s flagship Nand Ghar project, which is aimed at providing primary health care services to communities, especially women and children through modern health care facilities, is benchmarked to be one of the most successful community development models.
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|Sonal ChoithaniChief Communication OfficerVedanta Limited – Aluminium & Power BusinessContact: +91 9910602549 [email protected]|