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6th January 2024

BALCO Drives Academic Excellence and Career Awareness in schools with Winter Camp

Balconagar, 6th January 2024: The Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO), India’s iconic aluminium producer and a subsidiary of Vedanta Aluminium Business, successfully conducted a weeklong winter camp dedicated to aiding students in classes 10th and 12th in their preparation for upcoming Board Exams and guided them in making informed decision in their careers. This initiative, executed under BALCO’s ‘Project Connect’ education program, aimed to provide additional tutorials focused on the SEMA (Science, English, Mathematics, and Accounts) subjects, ultimately enhancing the students’ academic performance.

A total of 140 students from seven different schools in the proximity of BALCO’s operations actively participated in the camp. In addition to academic support, a comprehensive career counseling session was held for students of class 10th and 12th. During this session, students received guidance on various career paths available to them, aligning their educational aspirations with their interests. Information about competitive exams and necessary preparations was also shared, aiding students in making informed decisions about their future careers.

The camp also featured team-building activities designed to enhance the students’ collaborative skills, ensuring they function optimally in team environments. Furthermore, fire safety workshops were conducted, equipping students with the knowledge to respond effectively in case of fire emergencies

Expressing BALCO’s commitment to accessible education, Mr. Rajesh Kumar, CEO & Director, BALCO, stated, “Quality education is a cornerstone of our community development initiatives at BALCO. Empowering our youth with the right skills and education is integral to shaping the future of Chhattisgarh and India. Through impactful interventions, we are fostering quality education for diverse age groups, while also promoting skill development among local youth. This, in turn, opens avenues for learning employable skills, ensuring financial security and holistic development. BALCO is dedicated to enabling each individual in the community to empower themselves, aligning our various community development programs with that vision.”

Sharing her perspective on the program, Riny Dubey, Principal of Government School, Godhi, remarked, “BALCO’s contribution to creating a conducive learning environment for our students is commendable. The students will undoubtedly benefit from these interventions, particularly the valuable career counseling support, assisting them in making informed academic and job-focused decisions. Such initiatives contribute significantly to the overall development of the region.”

Initiated in the year 2016, Project Connect is aimed at supplementing the community’s needs for quality education, especially in Science, English, Mathematics and Accountancy (SEMA), through field instructors and volunteers from amongst BALCO’s employees. The project mainly focuses on improving the learning environment in government schools by creating an enabling environment for improving students’ grades, capacity building of teachers and career counselling, through employee volunteerism. More than 2500 students have benefitted from regular and remedial classes.

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. BALCO is part of Vedanta’s Aluminium Business, a division of Vedanta Limited, which is India’s largest manufacturer of aluminium. Vedanta Aluminium ranks 1st in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment 2023 world rankings for the aluminium industry, a reflection of its sustainable development practices. 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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