Bhubaneswar: For its continued efforts in the field of education, Hindustan Zinc bagged the 25th Bhamashah Award on 28th June, 2019 at a ceremony held in Birla Auditorium, Jaipur. Five units of Hindustan Zinc; Chanderiya Lead Zinc Smelter, Rajpura Dariba Complex, Zawar Mines, Rampura Agucha Mine and Zinc Smelter Debari; were presented with the Bhamashas Award for outstanding contribution in the field of education. The Bhamashah Award is a state level award presented for excellent contribution in the field of education.
The total contribution of 113 Bhamashahs came up to Rs. 152 crore, of which 25% contribution was from Hindustan Zinc. For their contribution to uplift education in Rajasthan, Chanderiya Lead Zinc Smelter came first with a contribution of Rs. 12.41 crore, Rajpura Dariba Complex at second with Rs. 11.95 crore and Zawar Mines at third with 8.77 crore, all of whom were awarded with the ‘Shiksha Vibhushan’ award. Rampura Agucha Mine too was awarded the ‘Shiksha Vibhushan’ award while Zinc Smelter Debari received the ‘Shiksha Bhushan’ award.
The event was attended by Chief Minister – Ashok Gehlot, Higher Education Minister – Bhawar Singh Bhati, State Education Minister – Govind Singh Dotasara and Finance Secretary – Subhash Garg. Education officers and other esteemed guests were also present during the event. On behalf of Hindustan Zinc, the awards were received by Vishal Agarwal and Shiv Bhagwan for Chanderiya Lead Zinc Smelter, Abhay Gautam for Rajpura Dariba Complex and Dalpat Singh Chauhan & Ruchika Naresh Chawla for Rampura Agucha Mine.
The development and betterment of education has been a focus for Hindustan Zinc under their Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. Be it providing additional classes of Maths, English and Science subjects under its Shiksha Sambal program, coaching for IIT exams under Unchi Udaan initiative or construction of Nandghars for primary education, education has been given utmost importance.