Hindustan Zinc, takes another significant step in its commitment to empower people with disabilities through their flagship initiative, Jeevan Tarang program. As part of this ongoing effort, Road Safety awareness sessions were conducted, focusing on the safety and well-being deaf and mute students.
The session witnessed participation of over 300+ special students from class I to XI, aged 7 years and above. The sessions sensitized students hailing from 3 schools in Ajmer, Bhilwara and Udaipur with an aim to educate them on essential road safety practices. The awareness session was conducted in Indian Sign Language by a well-versed trainer from Noida Deaf Society Trainers, proficient in catering to the unique needs of Deaf and mute individuals. The topics covered during the session included Parts of the road, Meaning of different lights, Dos and Don’ts on the road and Traffic symbols. The participants also had an opportunity to share their experiences and challenges related to road safety.
Furthermore, the session emphasized the importance of enhancing the alertness of special children on the roads, stressing additional road safety precautions they need to be aware of. This ensures they can be safe and confident while navigating the roads. The session concluded with a Q&A round, allowing the children to seek clarifications and gather more insights on the subject matter.
Hindustan Zinc's Jeevan Tarang Program, was launched in 2017, with an aim of empowering people with disabilities by providing them better educational opportunities and ultimately transforming them into a contributing member of their families. Through dedicated efforts, the program has empowered nearly 700+ children with visual and auditory impairments, equipping them with essential skills to become contributing members of their families and society.
The program's success is evident through the learning achievements of over 600 children proficient in Indian Sign Language and the training of more than 100 visually impaired children in technological fields.
About Hindustan Zinc Limited:
Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company in Zinc-Lead and Silver business is world’s 2nd largest integrated Zinc producer and 5th largest Silver producer. The company governs about ~80% of the growing Zinc market in India with its headquarters at Udaipur along with Zinc-Lead mines and smelting complexes spread across the state of Rajasthan.
Hindustan Zinc is self-sufficient in power with captive thermal power plants and has ventured into green energy by setting-up wind power plants. The company ranked highest in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment in 2023 amongst Metals & Mining companies reflecting & reaffirming its constant commitment towards sustainable and responsible mining practices. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive company and is the only Indian company to be recognized at the S&P Global Platts Metal Award 2022 winning two prestigious awards for ‘Industry Leadership Award – Base, Precious & Specialty Metals’ Award and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Award. Hindustan Zinc is also the only Indian company in Mining sector with validated & approved SBTi targets in alignment with 1.5 °C target.
The company takes pride in having some of the best-in-class people practices and employee-centric initiatives, which have certified Hindustan Zinc as – ‘Great Place to Work 2023’, ‘Company with Great Managers 2022’ by People Business and the ‘People-first HR Excellence Award’.
As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc has been relentlessly working towards transforming lives of 1.7 million people in 237 villages in the states of Rajasthan and Uttarakhand with a spend base of INR 276.3 crores in FY23 for various community development initiatives and is amongst the Top 10 CSR Companies in India.