Bhubaneswar: National Aluminium Company Ltd. (NALCO), a Navratna PSU under Ministry of Mines, has been recognized with ‘Honourable Mention’ for Excellence in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for its flagship CSR project ‘NALCO Ki Ladli’ at the National CSR Awards ceremony held in Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon’ble Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman and Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur graced the occasion.
Shri Basant Kumar Thakur, Director (HR), NALCO received the Award from Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur at a glittering ceremony in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Congratulating the NALCO Collective on this achievement, Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO, said, “The journey for the Ladlis of NALCO began in 2015. Today, we have been recognized by Govt. of India for putting our heart and soul into implementing the ‘NALCO Ki Ladli’ CSR initiative, which is empowering the girl child in villages and becoming a powerful trigger for women empowerment. I congratulate Team NALCO and NALCO Foundation Team for putting in the effort to make a change in the society.”
It may be mentioned that the Corporate Affairs Ministry, Govt. of India, has selected NALCO for this award at the national level for introducing and implementing schemes like Nalco ki Ladli. Inspired by the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ initiative of Govt. of India, the NALCO Ki Ladli programme provides adoption of poor girl students to enable them to study and settle in life. At present, NALCO has adopted 416 poor girl students from 66 villages in 45 schools in Angul and Damanjodi. NALCO plans to scale up the scheme at
Pan India level covering poor girl children of Odisha, aspiration districts of the country and NALCO’s peripheral villages.
With a view to augment the scheme, NALCO has launched an innovative Employee Social Responsibility (ESR) programme recently, which offers employees a satisfying way to meaningfully contribute towards social causes. Under this scheme, the employees of the company get a chance to adopt the Ladlis and support their education.