Subhalaxmi Mahila Kalyan Panthi felicitated 33 meritorious students, belonging to the families of Subhalaxmi Cooperative members, for their exceptional performance in HSC Examination this year.
With an objective of recognizing the efforts of the students, a total of Rs. 78,000 were distributed in the form of cash grants to 33 meritorious students.
Speaking on the occasion, Suprava Seth, DSWO, Jharsuguda said, “This recognition would act as a catalyst for the students to perform even better in the future and will provide inspiration to the next crop of students.”
Sundar Raj, Head CSR- Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda told India CSR, “We must acknowledge the efforts of the parents and the teachers who helped the students in writing their success stories”.
Subhalaxmi Co-operative is the flagship women empowerment program of Vedanta Limited in Jharsuguda, Odisha where company has aluminum production facilities.
Over the last 10 years, Subhalaxmi Cooperative, promoted by Vedanta Ltd., Jharsuguda, has become an independent organization which is working incessantly towards ‘Sustainable Livelihood and Women Empowerment’.
Currently, Vedanta supports the cooperative in providing training to the budding entrepreneurs, their capacity building and entrepreneurial development.
Under its special welfare fund Mahila Kalyan Panthi, created with contributions from all members, it helps support the members during critical phases in their lives, like pregnancy, matriculation of children, death of the member or the spouse and so on.
In 2013, Subhalaxmi added a one-time scholarship program for the children of cooperative members under which the students scoring A1, A2, B1 and B2 grades in HSC examination are provisioned to receive the cash grant. Till date, 5.25 lakh rupees have been distributed to 215 such students.