BALCO Celebrates Raksha Bandhan with Employees and Community

Ties ‘Threads of Trust’ to its Safety and Security Personnel

Extends festivities by distributing gifts and sweets in Nand Ghars- Celebrates with women members of SHGs

Balconagar; 31st August 2023: Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO), India’s iconic aluminum producer and a subsidiary of Vedanta Aluminium, celebrated the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan with their safety and security personnel, fostering a spirit of togetherness. In addition, the company celebrated this significant Indian festival with the women members of SHGs, reinforcing its commitment to empowering communities.

Celebration with Safety and Security Personnel: This Raksha Bandhan, employees from BALCO tied ‘Rakhis’ to their security personnel, who ensure round the clock safety and security of its operations. The festivity, hosted within the company precinct, witnessed employees expressing their profound gratitude towards their security and safety personnel. The event witnessed the heartwarming tradition of tying auspicious threads of ‘Rakhis’, symbolizing protection, and trust, onto the wrists of security and safety personnel, including the newly inducted transgender security personnel, reinforcing the values of occupational safety.

Celebration with Self-Help Groups: BALCO marked the occasion of Rakhi with its self-help group members where the women of the SHGs tied their handcrafted Rakhis onto the wrists of the leadership team, symbolizing their deep appreciation for BALCO’s transformative Project Unnati. This project has been instrumental in fostering empowerment and skill development among these women, nurturing their entrepreneurial capabilities.

Celebration at Nand Ghars: In addition to the celebration with Self Help Groups, BALCO’s leadership team came together to celebrate the festival of Rakhi with the children of Nand Ghar. A part of Vedanta’s flagship, Nand Ghar, is dedicated to fostering women and child development within communities. The team from BALCO shared sweets and thoughtful gifts, bringing smiles to the faces of the children, who gather at Nand Ghars daily and are provided with enhanced educational and nutritional opportunities.

Talking about the celebration of Raksha Bandhan at BALCO, Mr. Rajesh Kumar, CEO and Whole-time Director, BALCO, said, “At BALCO, we believe that a flourishing workforce and thriving communities are intrinsically interconnected. Guided by principles of empowerment, holistic growth, and shared ethics, we foster a culture of care that is beneficial to all. The celebration of festivals like Raksha Bandhan, where both our employees and communities unite, signifies a unity that transcends the workplace. It strengthens our commitment to growing together, fostering collective transformation.”

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