Vedanta Group has a strong focus towards care for the underprivileged children. Since 2008 the group has got associated with about 14,000 child care centres in India, reaching out to about 500,000 rural children – for their nutrition, health and education. Mr. Anil Agarwal, Chairman -Vedanta Group says, “No child in India should be deprived of nutrition, health and primary education. Let us make India a child malnourished free nation.”

India houses the largest number of children in the world but it is also home for largest malnourished children and largest child deaths.  Government, corporate and NGOs are doing their bit, but today common people need to come forward and help these underprivileged children.

With this focus Vedanta Group launched “KHUSHI”, a 100%  non-funding global child care campaign, that pro-actively engages with different sets of people through direct interventions and encourages them to take individual steps towards child care.

See few amazing pictures of "KHUSHI" Centres at Zawar in Rajasthan :- 

First Workshop of Hindustan Zinc "SAKHI" Campaign, a Grand Success

350 rural and tribal Women got together to participate in the First Workshop of Hindustan Zinc's women empowerment campaign "SAKHI".  The workshop was held at Vidhya Bhawan Auditorium in Udaipur today.

The workshop saw discussion and interactive sessions on changing scenario in the garments and home-furnishing market, development of handicraft industry, quality check in production, colour combination as per changing seasons, production as per current fashion trends and pricing of the products.  These rural women also expressed their concerns about the availability of raw material, need for upgraded training programs, and addition of new markets for selling products.

The interactive workshop was taken by Prof. Anuja Sisodia, Indian Institute of Craft and Design. From Hindustan Zinc, Mr. CSR Mehta- Head Corporate Relations, Mr. Pavan Kaushik - Head Corporate Communications, Ms. Sushma Sharma - Incharge CSR_HZL also spoke about various aspects of socio-economic empowerment in rural and tribal women.

Hindustan Zinc has recently launched its campaign "SAKHI" which will help these rural and tribal women to become a collective force under a single umbrella, have interactive discussions, share market knowledge and get more exposure, to ultimately become more social and economically empowered.

It is said, when you empower a rural and tribal women, you in-turn make a family socially and economically independent, thereby energizing a complete village and ultimately contributing towards progress of a nation. Rural women have always proved their mettle and strength in every sphere of life. May it be house-hold work, agriculture, handicrafts, tailoring, traditional crafts or liberal arts, rural women of India have always been in front and have even dominated the global fashion industry with their traditional art and skills.

The campaign "SAKHI" has been launched through blog ( ) which uploads success stories of these women. Another platform for discussion, deliberations and knowledge sharing has been launched through facebook page ( Besides 6,000 women and volunteers of Hindustan Zinc's self-help-groups , about 4,500 people from various fields have also joined the campaign.