LANJIGARH: Vedanta Aluminium Limited was the proud recipient of the Think Odisha Leadership Award for “Child Development and Employment Generation” at the recently concluded 4th Interface Asia Corporate Social Responsibility Forum-2011, hosted by Frame CSR, a joint initiative by The Times of India Group and Tefla’s.
The award was given in recognition of VAL’s ongoing efforts in creating opportunities and building a better future for children in the peripheral areas as well as providing support for employment generation activities among the local people in and around its area of operations.
The Interface Asia Corporate Social Responsibility Forum is an ideal platform to showcase services and strategic initiatives that have enhanced business competitiveness and built up communities by Public Sector Bodies, Non-Government Organizations and Corporates during Asia’s most exciting and comprehensive event on CSR, to a large number of participants from diverse groups.
Mr. Ajit K. Samal, Senior Vice President, VAL, received the award on behalf of Vedanta Aluminium from the Chief Minister, Shri Naveen Pattnaik in a colorful events participated by many celebrities & dignitaries from the state.
During the presentation Dr. Mukesh Kumar, COO, VAL has explained the VAL CSR initiative in great details as he was one of the guest panelist in Business session titled “Challenges of Sustainable CSR Initiatives by Corporate in Odisha”, chaired by Shri B.K. Pattnaik the Chief Secretary of Orissa .
The event saw the participation by diverse Group of business leaders, Activists, NGOs, Corporate Houses, Government Bodies and Academics who came together to share their views and experiences on several fronts of the Corporate Social Responsibility movement.