Press Release (ePRNews.com) - THOOTHUKKUDI, India - Mar 09, 2016 - Sterlite Copper observed International Women’s Day 2016 at AVM Kamalavel Mahal on 08.03.2016.
Dr S Nirmala Vijaya Kumar, Infertility Specialist was the chief guest of the programme and presented the awards for 6 Self Help Group members and 6 women entrepreneurs. Prizes were also distributed to the winners of various sports events organised by Sterlite Copper recently. Cultural events were also part of the event and around 2200 members of Sterlite Self Help Groups (SHGs) participated in the event.
Sterlite Women Empowerment Project ‘Sakhi’ was conceived to help rural and coastal women become self confident and economically independent. It aims to promote family savings among self help groups (SHGs), which also allows them to take up projects that generate additional income for their families. Launched in March 2005, and engaged with NGOs as project partners, Sakhi has inspired the forming of more than 1600 SHGs covering 20,000 rural women from the marginalised sections of society.
The felicitation address was given by Ms Nelima Kethan, Head CSR, Hindustan Zinc, A Unit of Vedanta Limited, Ms S Sornalatha, Advocate & Notary Public, Thoothukudi, Ms Aditi Kotnis, Chartered Accountant and Mr D Dhanavel, Head Commercial, Sterlite Copper.
The special invitees Mr Anup Agarwal, Chief Financial Officer, Sterlite Copper, Mr Anshu Goel, Business Head – Copper & Precious Metal, Mr C Murugeswaran, Business Head – Power & Acids and Capt. Sonica Muraleedharan, Head Human Resources, Sterlite Copper were participated in the event.
Dr R Kailasam, Chief Medical Officer & Head CSR, Ms Suganthi Chelladurai, Associate Manager – CSR, Ms Dhanalakshmi, Thulasi Social Trust, Ms V Jeyakani, Director, Dhaayagam Social Welfare Trust and Mr Jesudoss, Bell Educational and Women Welfare Society were participated in the event.