Jharsuguda: Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest producer of aluminium, dedicated 130 ‘Nand Ghars’ in a ceremony at Jharsuguda. The ‘Nand Ghars’ are a network of ‘modernised anganwadis’ supported by Vedanta and function as hubs of women and child development in a bid to accelerate development of local communities.
The newly-inaugurated ‘Nand Ghars’ are now set to transform the lives of over 7,000 children in 127 villages within Jharsuguda district. The inaugural event was graced by Ms. Dipali Das, MLA, Jharsuguda, Mr. Prabir Kumar Nayak, Project Director, District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Jharsuguda, Ms. Punyabati Helen Khes, District Social Welfare Officer, Jharsuguda and Mr Sunil Gupta, COO, Vedanta Aluminium.
Appreciating Vedanta’s developmental efforts in the district, Ms. Dipali Das, MLA, Jharsuguda said, “I would like to thank Vedanta and Anil Agarwal Foundation for modernising our anganwadis with all essential amenities for the holistic development of children and their mothers. I must commend Vedanta for their unabated efforts to drive deep developmental initiatives such as its state-of-the-art diagnostic centres in Jharsuguda and Laikera. Businesses like Vedanta that are driven with community welfare at their core truly bring about a positive change in the community.