Vedanta Served Mid-Day Meal to Underprivileged Children in and Around Lanjigarh Block

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LANJIGARH: Vedanta Aluminum Ltd has partnered with the Government of Odisha  and Nandi Foundation  to roll out a Mid-Day Meal Scheme for underprivileged school going children in Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district in Odisha. The Foundation Stone of the project was laid here by Humble Ex President Dr.Abdul Kallam in the year 2010 and today the full capacitated center inaugurated by Dr Mukesh Kumar COO & President.

csr of vedantaIn his address, Dr Mukesh Kumar, COO & President said: “Poverty deprives many underprivileged children from securing the benefits of education. Hunger obstructs education as children are forced to drop out of schools and take up menial jobs. This Mid-Day Meal Scheme has been designed to attract these underprivileged children to schools and also reduce the number of school going children who drop out due to poverty and financial distress. Education will empower them to explore their potential and earn a decent living as responsible citizens of our country”.

The Mid-Day Meal Programme in Lanjigarh has initially benefited 5000 children in 50 schools. Currently the number is estimated to go up to 18000 in 187 schools and have planned to cover all 211 schools later.

Vedanta has provided the infrastructure that would be required for successful rollout of the Mid-Day Meal Programme while Naandi Foundation, an NGO that provides top-class Mid-Day Meal Services in various towns and cities across the country, will take charge of the day-to-day management of the programme.

Koustav Ratan Kundu, Associate Vice President, Human Resources, Vedanta, assured the District officials, Govt. of Odisha   that Vedanta will always be there to ensure the quality of life of the communities it serve.

Others present on the occasion included senior officials of  Vedanta like Bimalananda Senapati,Jalaj Malpani,D.Ravindranath,Biraja Sankar Mund ,Sarbeswar Parida & Ramana  from Naandi Foundation, Sweta Upadhay, SidharthaBehera, BhagabanHota, Srikant Bohidar, AlokGaya, SridharPesnia, SubashAgrawal, Kisor Mahakud, Binod Rath, Chandra Pesnia , Srimukh Agasty, Padmini sahoo, Alka Minj .

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