- Company’s initiative selects bright students from humble backgrounds and provides coaching for preparation of Joint Entrance Examinations for engineering
- Total 263 students have been benefitted since the inception of the initiative in FY 2017
Udaipur, 31st July : Four Students from the batch-5 of Hindustan Zinc’s Unchi Udaan initiative are qualified for renowned institutions like IIT and NIT. Saniya Uranw has secured a seat at IIT Guwahati (EEE), Suresh Salvi at IIT Patna (EEE), Raju Mali at IIT Tirupati (Mechanical) and Balram Dhaker at NIT Surat (Civil). The selected students will join the institutions where they will acquire the professional degrees in engineering which will further open doors for their bright future. Through Unchi Udaan, the company provides students with four years of in-house coaching to qualify for engineering courses via IIT-JEE. So far, 263 students from Agucha, Chanderiya, Dariba, Debari, Kayad, Udaipur in Rajasthan and Pantnagar in Uttarakhand have been benefitted through the initiative.
While sharing his views, Mr. Arun Misra, CEO, Hindustan Zinc said, “I commend the perseverance, hard work of all the students and congratulate them for their success. Their achievement is the reinforcement of our belief that change can be brought by ensuring access to quality education. Our journey to create a brighter and more equitable future through education continues, and we remain committed to nurturing exceptional talent thus contributing to India’s progress”.
One of the achievers, Saniya Uranw from Uttarakhand shares her experience as she is now ready to join IIT Guwahati. She says, “Through Unchi Udaan I have not only got a solid career path but have also gained self-confidence and discipline that has truly transformed my life for the good”.
The Unchi Udaan program operates in the city of Udaipur where bright students from humble backgrounds are selected through Shiksha Sambal Foundation where they are provided with free coaching, aiding their academic journey while also overlooking their holistic development. Along with their academic progress, these students have developed their personality and confidence equal to that of any urban child. Guided by the technical partner, Resonance Eduventures Pvt. Ltd, they are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to clear the IIT entrance exam.
Hindustan Zinc’s commitment to education goes beyond Unchi Udaan, as the company continues to collaborate with government schools across Rajasthan through initiatives like Shiksha Sambal. Around 0.32 million women and children are benefitted through specific education programmes such as Khushi Nand Ghar, Shiksha Sambal, Unchi Udaan, etc. and women empowerment programmes like Sakhi self-help groups and microenterprises. This concerted effort ensures that people from all walks of life have access to high-quality education.
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 5th 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 1st in Asia-Pacific for the fourth consecutive year and globally 3rd in S&P Global Corporate Sustainability 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 2023’, ‘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.