9, Nov 2023
Primary School Students in Bicholim Taluka Set to Benefit from Vedanta Sesa Goa’s Four-Week Health Check-up & Awareness Camp
Vedanta Sesa Goa’s Specialised Health Camp for students is poised to benefit about 500
students, residing in nearby communities, over the next month.
Goa, 9th November 2023: In line with its unwavering commitment towards the health & wellness of the communities, Vedanta Sesa Goa launched a health campaign covering over 500 primary school children in the Bicholim Taluka. The initiative is aimed at spreading awareness about myriad health-related aspects and providing guidance on healthy lifestyle & importance of physical activity. In its four-week duration, the initiative will cover 20 schools in Bicholim, Mayem, Mulgao, Pilgao, & Sirigao.
The inaugural health checkup was conducted at Govt. Primary School, Bhavkai, Mayem, which was well-received by the students, who willingly participated in the activity. The students were eager to learn more about various health-related aspects, that would help transform them into healthier individuals.
During the event, the Ms. Sneha Fadte, Principal, Govt. Primary School, Bhavkai, Mayem, expressed her appreciation for Vedanta Sesa Goa’s initiative & acknowledged the beneficial impact of the health check-up & awareness camps. She also expressed her hope that the initiative will significantly improve the lifestyle and well-being of the students, ultimately helping them grow into healthier and stronger individuals capable of scaling newer heights in life.
The health camps encompassed activities such as general health checkups for students, administration of medicines & various awareness sessions on ‘Good food habits for improved health.’ The initiative was led by Dr. Purushottam Raut of the Mobile Health Unit, Vedanta Sesa Goa.
Expressing her thoughts on the occasion, Leena Verenkar, Head-CSR & ESG said, “We at Vedanta Sesa Goa have always been committed to the well-being of the communities, especially women and children. Through this initiative, Sesa Goa aims to curb pediatric issues. We will forever remain committed to fulfilling our responsibility of transforming communities and contributing to their prosperity & well-being, paving the way for a brighter tomorrow.”
Previously, Sesa Goa conducted specialized health camps, between the 25th of August’23 and to 10th of September’23 for high school students studying in nearby schools, namely Govt. High school, Mulgao, Govt. High School Shirodwadi, Mulgao, Ideal High School, Pilgao, Mahamaya High School Mayem & Govt. High School, Sirigao.
Vedanta, in line with its philosophy of ‘giving back’ to society, has been undertaking numerous health-related initiatives under Project Swath Jagruti health camps were conducted in high schools in the first phase and the second phase aims to cover primary schools, specialized health camps for women, sponsoring the medical needs of TB patients, and Mobile Health Units.