Mrs. Kiran Agarwal, Chairperson, Hindustan Zinc Limited, the largest integrated zinc-lead producer in the world, inaugurated distribution of preschool individual learning kits to 60,000 children from 3089 Anganwadis functioning under HZL’s Khushi Anganwadi Program on 31st July 2019. During her stay, she also visited Vedanta Limited’s flagship CSR project Nand Ghar in Tila Kheda and Debari locations in Rajastan and interacted with women entrepreneurs from HZL’s Sakhi community project. Speaking on the occasion Mrs. Agarwal spoke extensively on importance of education and skill development highlighting skills on sustainable living like trainings on ‘Waste to Wealth’.
Around 30 rural women from Sakhi Project also met Mrs. Agarwal and shared their stories of empowerment through Sakhi SHGs. Ms. Agarwal congratulated each of them on their inspiring journey and appreciated their hard work which they showcased through display of myriad range of hand-crafted products. The SHG community model empowers rural women entrepreneurs by providing skill development training and micro-finance.
Subsequently she visited Vidhya Bhawan School in Udaipur and met meritorious students from government schools who benefitted from the company’s CSR project “Unchi Udaan”. Showing a gesture of appreciation, she also distributed books to the students. She also interacted with the teachers of Vidhya Bhawan School and Senior faculty from Resonance Institution.
Mrs. Agarwal, post chairing her first AGM of HZL as Chairperson, also visited Zawar Mines where she met the young footballers of Zinc football academy. Zinc football Academy is company’s flagship sports development initiative to identify and nurture local football talent aided by progressive infrastructure and focused coaching.
Earlier during her visit, under her aegis, honoring Vedanta’s commitment towards supporting education, Vedanta Foundation distributed 3000 laptops to students of Vedanta PG Girls College in Ringus, Rajasthan.