BALCO Shines Spotlight on Employee Talent Through Photography Exhibition
Balconagar; 12th September 2023: Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO), India’s iconic aluminium producer and a subsidiary of Vedanta Aluminium, recently hosted a fascinating Photography Exhibition within its township in celebration of World Photography Day. The event showcased a remarkable collection of photographs contributed by BALCO’s talented employees.
The two-day photography workshop, known as ‘Malhar,’ was hosted in the BALCO township and revolved around the theme of ‘Monsoon’. The exhibition featured compelling images capturing the essence of rain, landscapes, climate, and the natural beauty of BALCO’s surroundings, all expertly portrayed by the company’s employees. Open to visitors, including friends and families of BALCO employees, the exhibition offered a delightful visual experience to its audiences.
To create a family-friendly ambience, the event incorporated dedicated ‘Kids Corners’ and ‘Selfie Corners’, adding an extra layer of fun and interactive elements to the exhibition. It curated a captivating showcase featuring a range of cameras, from vintage classics to cutting-edge models, serving as a highlight for visitors. This unique exhibit allowed viewers to trace the evolution of photography equipment over time and learn more about the rich history of photography. Further, an AI corner too was set up, highlighting the critical importance of ‘Water’ as a finite resource in the form of AI-generated photographs, embracing technology for bringing transformation.
In the spirit of celebrating photography, the event featured a series of informative workshops led by seasoned photographers, providing attendees with valuable insights and knowledge. These workshops were followed by a Photo Walk, during which photography enthusiasts captured the captivating essence of BALCO under the expert guidance of workshop trainers, who shared technical aspects of photography.
Expressing his thoughts on the event, Mr. Rajesh Kumar, CEO and Director of BALCO, said, “I appreciate the thoughtful organization of the Photography exhibition. Events such as these help provide rich insights on our technological progress and inspire us to innovate further. They serve as a source of motivation for the exceptional teams within our organization, enhancing creativity and leading BALCO to new heights.”
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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