Thoothukudi, Jan 06 2018: Sterlite Copper, India’s premier copper producer, organised the sixth edition of ‘Colours’, an annual drawing competition for the students of Thoothukudi district. The event, held at the Vikasa School in Millerpuram, Thoothukudi saw active participation from more than 3500 school students from standards 1 to 10 . The event was inaugurated by Mr. Kamal Jain, Associate Vice President – Finance, and Capt. Sonica Muraleedharan, Head – HR, Sterlite Copper.
By organising and encouraging participation in Colours, Sterlite Copper seeks to provide a platform for the students to bring out their creative abilities and encourage them to develop their innate talent. Now an annual fixture of Thoothukudi’s scholastic calendar, the mega event also promotes artistic talent, and provides an environment of friendly competition and expression.
The competition was spread across 4 categories, based on the following themes: Agriculture, Road Safety, Our City Thoothukudi and Jallikattu.
The first category included students from 1st, 2nd and 3rd standards and the theme given to them was ‘Agriculture’. In second category included students from 4th and 5th standards, and the theme given to them was ‘Road Safety’. The winners were awarded with medals and cash prizes across different categories. The top three winners in the 1st category received Rs. 4000, Rs. 3000 and Rs. 2000, the winners in the 2nd category received Rs 5000, Rs 3000 and Rs 2000, respectively.
The third category included students from 6th, 7th and 8th standard and the theme given to them was ‘Our City Thoothukudi’. In fourth category, the students included from 9th, 10th and 11th standard and the theme given to them was ‘Jallikattu’. The winners in the 3rd category received Rs 6000, Rs 5000 and Rs 3000, while the winners in the 4th category received Rs 8000, Rs 6000 and Rs 4000 respectively. In addition, 10 consolation prizes worth Rs 500 each were given to the students under each category.
Vedanta Limited (Formerly known as Sesa Sterlite Limited) Sterlite Copper: SIPCOT Industrial Complex, Madurai Bypass Road, Thoothukudi (Tamil Nadu) – 628 002 T +91-461 424 2591 F +91-461 424 2829 | Website: www.vedantalimited.com Registered Office: 1st Floor, ‘C’ wing, Unit 103, Corporate Avenue, Atul Projects, Chakala, Andheri (E), Mumbai, (Maharashtra) – 400 093. CIN: L13209GA1965PLC000044 Chief Guest Shri. P.Mahendran, Superintendent of Police, Thoothukudi, Shri V.S Thirunavukarasu, noted cartoonist, and Shri Anshu Goel, Business Head, Sterlite Copper distributed the prizes to the winners.
Sharing his pleasure at the success of the event, Chief Guest Shri. P. Mahendran appreciated Sterlite Copper for its efforts in executing various community welfare activities in Thoothukudi. Addressing the gathering, P. Mahendran lauded the students, saying that while winning prizes and trophies is an achievement, what really mattered was that the students had the courage to participate and express themselves creatively. Shri. Anshu Goel presided over the program and listed out various initiatives taken by Sterlite Copper in facilitating overall social and livelihood development of Thoothukudi particularly promotion of sports and education.
Mr. Naveen Kumar Charles, Principal, Vikasa School, Dr. R. Kailasam, Head CSR, and Mr. M Esakkiappan, Head, Public Relations were also present for the event.
Photo Cut-Line: Prize Distribution of Sterlite Copper, ‘Colours’ (Drawing Competition for School Students)
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, formerly Sesa Sterlite Limited/Sesa Goa Limited, 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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