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Sterlite copper organises Science Mela – A Science knowledge kindling platform for girl children.

Girl child education has been a prime focus of CSR initiatives of Sterlite Copper and Illam Mottukkal being a signature programme of the company on Girl child education. Under the programme girl children in 86 Government and Government aided schools in Ottapidaram and Thoothukudi blocks of Thoothukudi District are being imparted regular remedial coaching through Academic support centres in these schools and around 8500 children are provided with educational kits every year.

Sterlite copper conducted a science exhibition from 9.30 am to 4 pm in Subbiah Vidyalaya School on 15.10.2016 aiming at providing a platform to the girl children of the Illam Mottukkal scheme covering 86 Schools to kindle inquisitiveness in scientific exploration and exhibit their innate talent.

D.Dhanavel, Head ( Commercial & Special Project), Sterlite Copper and Mr.Navaram Kumar, District Science Officer, District Science Centre, Tirunelveli inaugurated the science exhibition in the presence of, Dr.R.Kailasam, Head(CSR) Sterlite copper and Snorre Westguard, Executive Director, Hummana People To People India (partnering agency for Illam Mottukkal).

Around 2500 school children took part in the exhibition and 250 science exhibits covering the domain of physics, chemistry and biology were displayed in the event. The visiting public and school children were oriented about the various scientific facts and inventions displayed by the children of exhibition teams. The visitors appreciated the innate talents of the children.

The best displays in the exhibition were selected and the teams were awarded with prizes during the valedictory event of the exhibition.P.Ramnath, Chief Executive officer, Sterlite Copper and Ms.Soundara Nayagi, District Elementary Education Officer appreciated and applauded the efforts and talents of the girl children of the exhibition and presented awards and prizes to the winning teams in the presence of Assistant Elementary Education Officers Anbu and Jesurajan Selvakumar. P.Ramnath said that scientific inventions and innovations will take India on the fast track of development and urged the girl children to develop inquisitiveness in them for scientific exploration and research and bring pride to our Nation as sports women did during recent Olympics. Suganthi Chelladurai, Manager (CSR), TP.Nishin and G. Barani Priya, Officers (CSR), Sterlite Copper had made all arrangements and coordination of the science exhibition.

About Vedanta Limited (Formerly Sesa Sterlite Limited)

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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For further information, please contact:

M Esakkiappan

Head – Public Relations
Vedanta Limited (Sterlite Copper – Tuticorin Division)
Tel: +91 461 424 2953
Mob.: +91 82200 54113

R Sridhar

Associate Manager – Public Relations
Vedanta Limited (Sterlite Copper – Tuticorin Division)
Tel: +91 461 424 2940
Mob.: +91 82200 54112



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