16th January 2020, Thoothukudi: Sterlite Copper celebrated the week long Tamil harvest festival, Pongal with a traditional fervour across the district with people ushering in the auspicious Tamil month of ‘Thai’.
Sterlite Copper participated in the festivities by supporting and sponsoring gift and prize coupons for various games, activities and competitions held in 20 core villages of Thoothukudi.
The games and activities conducted for women, children and youth included Tug of War, Breaking the Pot, Musical Chair, Rangoli Competitions, Dance, Music etc.
The events were conducted amongst the villagers to rekindle the festive spirits of the communities.
The villages included Therku veera pandiyapuram, A.Kumareddiyarpuram, T.Kumaragiri, Pandarampatti, Therku sanakaraperi, Vadakku Sankaraperi, Meelavittan, Silverpuram, Madathur, Ayyanadaippu, Sorispuram, Vadakku Silukkanpatti, Therku silukkanpatti, Swaminatham, Nainarpuram, Sillanatham, Pudurpandiyapuram, Kailasapuram, Muthuswamy Puram, Rajavinkovil and Thoothukudi Town. More than 30,000 villagers took part in the festivities.
As part of Sterlite Copper’s ongoing community related activities aiming at positively impacting the lives of Thoothukudi’s people, multiple initiatives in the areas of Education, Health, Clean Drinking Water, Tree Plantation, Youth Skill Development and Women Empowerment are being carried out.
Vedanta Limited, a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Limited, is one of the world’s leading diversified natural resource companies with business operations in India, South Africa, Namibia, and Australia. Vedanta is a leading producer of Oil & Gas, Zinc, Lead, Silver, Copper, Iron Ore, Steel, Aluminium & Power.
Governance and Sustainable Development are at the core of Vedanta’s strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety, and environment and on enhancing the lives of local communities. The company is conferred with, CII-ITC Sustainability Award, FICCI CSR Award, Dun & Bradstreet Awards in Metals & Mining & The Great Place to Work.
For two decades, Vedanta has been contributing to India’s growth story. The company is amongst the top private sector contributors to the exchequer with the highest ever contribution of INR 42, 560 Crore in FY 2019. Vedanta’s operations contribute 1% to India’s GDP.
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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