Bhubaneswar: The Vedanta Group bagged 4 gold awards at the CSR Health Impact Awards 2020 organized by Integrated Health and Wellbeing (IHW) council. The awards were for the exemplary work and initiatives undertaken to combat the COVID 19 pandemic and were presented to Vedanta Alumina Lanjigarh, Hindustan Zinc Limited, Vedanta’s flagship NandGhar project and the Vedanta group.

All the initiatives undertaken by the group were under its ‘Vedanta Cares’ program, a unique project hosted by Vedanta Group chairman Anil Agarwal, to support the communities to combat the pandemic.

Commenting on the winning of the awards, Vedanta Aluminium & Power CEO Ajay Kaput, who is also the Group Anchor for Vedanta’s CSR efforts said, “We are delighted to have won four Gold Awards and this recognition reinvigorates us to continue with our mission of greater good. Vedanta Cares is a lot more than a CSR initiative, it stems from Vedanta Group’s philosophy of ‘Giving Back’ to the communities and the nation. We truly appreciate the jury of IHW Council and the organizers of CSR Health Impact Awards to have conferred us with this honour.”

On receiving the award, Project NandGhar CEO – RituJhingon said, “The award is dedicated to our NandGhar frontline warriors who even in difficult COVID times ensured that the essential medical care is taken to the doorstep of our communities.”

IHW is a premier think tank, which works towards creating awareness, while advocating for societal well-being, with a focus on national health. The Vedanta Group was awarded Gold for the following in their respective categories:

·         Vedanta Group – COVID Relief Efforts

·         Hindustan Zinc Limited – Response to COVID-19

·         Vedanta Alumina, Lanjigarh – COVID Indigenous Response Project 

·         NandGhar – Health CSR Project Category as a Large Corporate