Hindustan Zinc under its Shiksha Sambal Program organizes 15 Summer Camps across the districts of Rajasthan for over 1500 rural & tribal students of class 8 th , 10 th & 12 th . To ensure the overall development of these students, this one-month camp has begun at Udaipur and 6 business locations of Hindustan Zinc – Zawar, Debari, Chanderiya, Dariba, Agucha and Ajmer. Additionally, 17 students from Pantnagar have joined the residential camp and total around 1500 students from 66 Shiksha Sambal schools will be benefitted through these camps.
Shri. Arun Misra, CEO of Hindustan Zinc on the occasion while his thoughts said, “We believe in the transformative power of education, and this camp embodies our commitment to nurturing young talents and empowering them for a brighter future. Education is not merely a means to acquire knowledge but a key that unlocks the door to endless opportunities. The Shiksha Sambal Summer Camp serves as a platform for young minds to explore their potential, ignite their passions, and develop the skills necessary to thrive in an ever-evolving world.”
The company, under the project focuses on quality education and provides remedial classes to rural students appearing for Rajasthan Board Examination. It aims at enhancing conceptual understanding of students in Science, Language and Mathematics while also focusing on developing social, cognitive as well as emotional and personal development of students. In addition to the Shiksha Sambal team, the academic input in these camps will be facilitated by the volunteer students coming from some prestigious colleges like Delhi University, Tata Institute of Social Science, IISER, Banaras Hindu University, and University of Mumbai.
Shiksha Sambal program initiated by Hindustan Zinc in 2008, aims to strengthen the learning environment in 66 government schools & thereby improve the learning ability of rural students by strengthening their knowledge at a conceptual level with special focus on subjects like Science, English & Mathematics. Every year with their implementation partner – Vidhya Bhawan, Udaipur, the program reaches to more than 8000 students across grade 6 th to 12 th . The program focuses on enhancing the learning environment in schools through activating labs, libraries & on academic front through innovative aspects such as Summer & Winter Camps, reading mela, etc. Throughout the year, intensive support is provided by deploying teachers & providing learning materials for the students to improve the learning outcomes of the students.
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 5 th 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 is ranked 1 st in Asia-Pacific for the fourth consecutive year and globally 3 rd in S&P Global Corporate Responsibility Assessment in 2022 amongst Mining & Metal companies. 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.
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 2022’, ‘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. The company is amongst the Top 15 CSR Spenders in India.