BALCO Celebrates Raksha Bandhan with Employees and Community
- Ties ‘Threads of Trust’ to its Safety and Security Personnel
- Extends festivities by distributing gifts and sweets in Nand Ghars
- Celebrates with women members of SHGs
Balconagar; 31st August 2023: Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO), India’s iconic aluminum producer and a subsidiary of Vedanta Aluminium, celebrated the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan with their safety and security personnel, fostering a spirit of togetherness. In addition, the company celebrated this significant Indian festival with the women members of SHGs, reinforcing its commitment to empowering communities.
Celebration with Safety and Security Personnel: This Raksha Bandhan, employees from BALCO tied ‘Rakhis’ to their security personnel, who ensure round the clock safety and security of its operations. The festivity, hosted within the company precinct, witnessed employees expressing their profound gratitude towards their security and safety personnel. The event witnessed the heartwarming tradition of tying auspicious threads of ‘Rakhis’, symbolizing protection, and trust, onto the wrists of security and safety personnel, including the newly inducted transgender security personnel, reinforcing the values of occupational safety.
Celebration with Self-Help Groups: BALCO marked the occasion of Rakhi with its self-help group members where the women of the SHGs tied their handcrafted Rakhis onto the wrists of the leadership team, symbolizing their deep appreciation for BALCO’s transformative Project Unnati. This project has been instrumental in fostering empowerment and skill development among these women, nurturing their entrepreneurial capabilities.
Celebration at Nand Ghars: In addition to the celebration with Self Help Groups, BALCO’s leadership team came together to celebrate the festival of Rakhi with the children of Nand Ghar. A part of Vedanta’s flagship, Nand Ghar, is dedicated to fostering women and child development within communities. The team from BALCO shared sweets and thoughtful gifts, bringing smiles to the faces of the children, who gather at Nand Ghars daily and are provided with enhanced educational and nutritional opportunities.
Talking about the celebration of Raksha Bandhan at BALCO, Mr. Rajesh Kumar, CEO and Whole-time Director, BALCO, said, “At BALCO, we believe that a flourishing workforce and thriving communities are intrinsically interconnected. Guided by principles of empowerment, holistic growth, and shared ethics, we foster a culture of care that is beneficial to all. The celebration of festivals like Raksha Bandhan, where both our employees and communities unite, signifies a unity that transcends the workplace. It strengthens our commitment to growing together, fostering collective transformation.”
Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO) is India’s iconic aluminium producer. It is owned 51% by Vedanta Limited and 49% by the Government of India and. BALCO is part of Vedanta’s Aluminium Business, a division of Vedanta Limited, which is India’s largest manufacturer of aluminium. BALCO operates a 0.57 million tonne per annum aluminium smelter in Korba, Chhattisgarh. It is also a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. With its world-class smelter and power plants, the company fulfills 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, Namibia, and Australia. 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. Giving back is in the DNA of Vedanta, which is focused on enhancing the lives of local communities. Under the aegis of Vedanta Cares, the 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. Vedanta and its group companies have been featured in Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020, and were 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 the Government of Rajasthan. Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
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