Tuticorin, Mar 08: Sterlite Copper observed International women’s day at AVM Kamalavel Mahal here on Tuesday.
Dr S Nirmala Vijaya Kumar, Infertility Specialist was the chief guest of the programme and presented the awards for 6 Self Help Group members and 6 women entrepreneurs. Prizes were also distributed to the winners of various sports events organised by Sterlite Copper recently.
Cultural events were also part of the event and around 2200 members of Sterlite Self Help Groups (SHGs) participated in the event.
Sterlite Women Empowerment Project ‘Sakhi’ was conceived to help rural and coastal women become self confident and economically independent. It aims to promote family savings among self help groups (SHGs), which also allows them to take up projects that generate additional income for their families. Launched in March 2005, and engaged with NGOs as project partners, Sakhi has inspired the forming of more than 1600 SHGs covering 20,000 rural women from the marginalised sections of society.
The felicitation address was given by Ms Nelima Kethan, Head CSR, Hindustan Zinc, A Unit of Vedanta Limited, Ms S Sornalatha, Advocate & Notary Public, Thoothukudi, Ms Aditi Kotnis, Chartered Accountant and Mr D Dhanavel, Head Commercial, Sterlite Copper.
The special invitees Mr Anup Agarwal, Chief Financial Officer, Sterlite Copper, Mr Anshu Goel, Business Head – Copper & Precious Metal, Mr C Murugeswaran, Business Head – Power & Acids and Capt. Sonica Muraleedharan, Head Human Resources, Sterlite Copper were participated in the event.
Dr R Kailasam, Chief Medical Officer & Head CSR, Ms Suganthi Chelladurai, Associate Manager – CSR, Ms Dhanalakshmi, Thulasi Social Trust, Ms V Jeyakani, Director, Dhaayagam Social Welfare Trust and Mr Jesudoss, Bell Educational and Women Welfare Society were participated in the event.
Vedanta Limited (Vedanta Ltd) is a diversified natural resources company, whose business primarily involves exploring and processing minerals and oil & gas. The Company produces oil & gas, zinc, lead, silver, copper, iron ore, aluminium and commercial power and has a presence across India, South Africa, Namibia, Ireland, Australia, Liberia and Sri Lanka.
Vedanta Ltd is the Indian subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc, a London-listed company. Sustainable Development is at the core of Vedanta’s strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety and environment and on enhancing the lives of local communities. Vedanta Ltd 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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