Lanjigarh, Odisha; 17th January, 2023: Vedanta Limited, Lanjigarh, India’s premier producer of metallurgical grade alumina, presented ‘Gyan Shree’ Awards to toppers and students with exemplary results in matric exams (Class 10th) at the Kalahandi Utsav – 2023. Held annually, the Vedanta Gyan Shree awards aims to celebrate exceptional academic performance by the district toppers and motivate them to aspire for higher studies.
The recipients of Vedanta Gyan Shree award were presented with a laptop and a certificate of merit by Mr. GG Pal, Dy. CEO – Alumina Business, Vedanta Ltd., Ms P Anvesha Reddy, IAS, District Magistrate and Collector of Kalahandi, Mr Abhilash G, IPS, Superintendent of Police, and Mr Sanjaya Kumar Satpathy, Vice-Chancellor of Kalahandi University. The awardees were Bijayanti Mishra, Biswajit Rath, Subhadra Pati, Aman Kumar Sahu, Anchal Adarshita, Aurojyoti Mishra, Pravasini Naik and Umakanta Naik who topped the different boards in Class 10th matriculation exams. With digital learning on the rise in today’s inter-connected world, laptops have become ubiquitous for furthering one’s knowledge base. By awarding laptops to students as part of the Gyan Shree Awards, the company aims to bring the world of knowledge to their fingertips, making them first-generation digital learners from their families and opening new horizons for their progress.
Presenting the award, Mr GG Pal, Dy. CEO – Alumina Business, Vedanta Limited, said, “As an organisation, we work tirelessly towards the promotion of quality education in the district. The DAV Vedanta International School at Lanjigarh provides best-in-class educational facilities to students from our local communities and has long fuelled their aspirations. Through the Vedanta Nand Ghar project, we have created well-equipped modern anganwadis to transform early childhood education in Kalahandi and nearby areas. Today, Vedanta Lanjigarh is proud to present the Gyan Shree award to the meritorious students of Kalahandi. We hope the award encourages the students to aspire for higher studies, build a better life for themselves and their families.”
Applauding the winners of Vedanta Gyan Shree awards, Ms P Anvesha Reddy, IAS, District Magistrate & Collector of Kalahandi, said, “Many congratulations to the winners of the Vedanta Gyan Shree Awards! I am heartened to see the active participation of companies like Vedanta Lanjigarh in taking up developmental activities for Kalahandi district. Education is the foundation for a better quality of life, and any endeavour to encourage education is praiseworthy. I encourage the award winners to make good use of the laptop for quenching their thirst for knowledge. I hope the award motivates them to take up higher education, build stellar careers and participate in socio-economic development of their communities and the country.” Vedanta Aluminium, a business of Vedanta Limited, is India’s largest producer of aluminium, manufacturing half of India’s aluminium i.e., 2.27 million tonnes in FY22. It is a leader in value-added aluminium products that find critical applications in core industries. Vedanta Aluminium ranks 4th in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2021 world rankings for aluminium industry, a reflection of its sustainable development practices. The company operates a 2 MTPA (million tonnes per annum) capacity alumina refinery in Lanjigarh (Kalahandi district, Odisha), India since 2007 and an associated 75 MW captive power plant. With its world-class aluminium smelters, alumina refinery and power plants in India, the company fulfils its mission of spurring emerging applications of aluminium as the ‘Metal of the Future’ for a greener tomorrow.