Hindustan Zinc wins India Today SAFAIGIRI AWARDS 2017

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27 Oct, 17 12:45
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Udaipur: Hindustan Zinc has won the INDIA TODAY SAFAIGIRI AWARD 2017 under the category of Best Public Private Partnership (PPP) Model for project - Sewage Treatment Plant(STP), built in Udaipur. The award was presented by Vice President of India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu and Founder & Editor-in-Chief of India Today - Arun Purie, in a glittering ceremony held in New Delhi on 2nd October
The jury of the award were Shashi Tharoor - MP & Author; Arun Purie - Chairman, India Today; Shubhagato Dasgupta - Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research; Shilpa Shetty - renowned Actress; Vinayak Chatetrjee - Co-founder, Feedback Infra Private Limited, TV Mohandas Pai - Chairman, Manipal Global Education and Neerja Birla - Founder and Chairperson, Aditya Birla Education Trust.
M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that every Indian should become part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, a "Jan Andolan", with a missionary zeal so that the goal of a "Clean India" is achieved by 2nd October, 2019 - the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He was addressing the gathering at an event to present the India Today Safaigiri Awards 2017, organized by India Today Group, here today. The Chairman of Living Media, Shri Aroon Purie was present on the occasion.
The Vice President said that Gandhiji accorded highest priority to sanitation and cleanliness and had famously said "Sanitation is more important than political freedom". He further said that the cause of many of our diseases is the condition of our lavatories and our bad habit of disposing of excreta anywhere and everywhere. The dream of the Father of the Nation a 'Clean India' could be realized through 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan', he added.
The Vice President complimented the India Today Group, under the leadership of 'Swachh Bharat' ambassador Shri Aroon Purie, for organising these Safaigiri Awards. He further said that media today holds enormous potential for influencing public opinion, and award events like these to give a big boost to all stake holders.
The Vice President congratulated all the India Today Safaigiri Awardees, and said that they are the true beacons of light who can become role models for other citizens to come forward to contribute to the 'Swachh Bharat Mission'.
On behalf of Hindustan Zinc, Pavan Kaushik - Head Corporate Communication, HZL presented the insight on the STP project to the audience which was very well received and the audience understood this project as a model to be replicated by industries that need water for their operations.
He spoke about how the project STP is cleaning lakes and rivers, replacing fresh water with treated water and how this has impacted the overall environment of Udaipur.
On behalf of Hindustan Zinc, the award was received by Pavan Kaushik - Head Corporate Communication, HZL, T.R. Gupta - Head Corporate Affairs, HZL and Devika Gupta - Associate Manager, HZL.
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