Hindustan Zinc’s Sakhi Utsav Unites more than 9000 women

Hindustan Zinc’s Sakhi Utsav Unites more than 9000 women

Sakhi Utsav celebrated across all 7 operational units of Hindustan Zinc

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More than 9000 women participated in traditional games, cultural performances and meaningful dialogue on gender equality.

In a resounding celebration of empowerment and inclusion, Hindustan Zinc hosted Sakhi Utsav across all its operational units - Pantnagar, Agucha, Chanderiya, Zawar, Dariba, Debari and Kayad. More than 9000 Sakhis participated showcasing collective strength and symbolizing the power of unity and resilience. The event was graced by the presence of notable dignitaries, including government officials and senior Hindustan Zinc executives, fostering dialogue and camaraderie amongst the Sakhi community.

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Under the theme #InspireInclusion, Sakhi Utsav hosted a myriad of activities ranging from traditional games like Tug of War, Jalebi race, and Matka race. Further, Sakhi women also showcased their hidden talents through mesmerizing traditional dance performances and elegant fashion walks. The "Sakhi Utsav" transcended mere entertainment, serving as a platform for meaningful dialogue and action. The "Uthori" segment featured pivotal discussions against gender inequality, amplifying critical voices and promoting initiatives to address this crucial issue. 

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As Hindustan Zinc continues its journey towards a more equitable and inclusive future, the resounding success of Sakhi Utsav ignites a ripple effect of positive change in the society. Hindustan Zinc every year conducts Sakhi Utsav across its operational locations thus showcasing company’s commitment to promoting gender equality and contributing towards building an inclusive environment for all.

Sakhi project was incorporated by Hindustan Zinc to bring socio-economic empowerment amongst rural & tribal women by mobilising them into Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and developing a platform that provides vocational training or carve a path of entrepreneurship. Currently, the program is transforming the lives of around 27,000+ Women and continues to act as a beacon of hope not just for them but for the communities around them. 

About Hindustan Zinc
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.

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