• The Udaipur-based team’s forwards Jangminthang Haokip and Ashish Malya rewarded with national camp call-ups in Goa after making a mark at the Hero U-17 Youth Cup

Udaipur : Zinc Football Academy forwards Jangminthang Haokip and Ashish Malya have been called up for India Under-17 National Camp in Goa, following their impressive performances at the ongoing Hero U-17 Youth Cup in Goa.

Zinc Football Academy –a CSR intervention of Vedanta-Hindustan Zinc Limited, played exceptional football to go unbeaten at the group stage and qualify for next round of the Hero U17 Youth Cup. Zinc Football Academy defeated top Indian youth clubs Bengaluru FC, FC Goa, Churchill Brothers FC and ARA FC where Jangminthang and Ashish played vital roles for the team success.

Jangminthang and Ashish have joined the India National Camp in Goa which is preparing for the upcoming 2023 AFC Asian Cup. Prior to Jangminthang and Ashish, Zinc Football Academy goalkeeper Sahil Poonia has already donned the Indian Football Team jersey last year at the SAFF Championship and AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers.

Zinc Football is an initiative of Vedanta-Hindustan Zinc to usher in a footballing revolution in Rajasthan. It is a one-of-its-kind grassroots development programme using football as a tool for social and community development and ensuring young kids have a platform to express themselves through football..

Zinc Football, a CSR initiative of Hindustan Zinc Limited, is a one-of-its-kind grassroots football development initiative. At the core of Zinc Football is a full-fledged residential academy at Zawar, Udaipur with world-class facilities and the country’s first-ever ‘technology-hinged football training’ – the unique F-Cube technology. In addition, Zinc Football will also have a outreach programme to impart football coaching to over 200 passionate boys and girls by fully skilled football trainers through community football centres – Zinc Football Schools, across Rajasthan. The initiative aims to contribute to the development of Indian football while leveraging on the power of the worldʼs most loved sport to impact lives and ensure social upliftment of women, children and people.

Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group Company, is one of the world’s largest and India’s only integrated producer of Zinc-Lead and Silver. The Company has its headquarters at Udaipur in the State of Rajasthan where it has its Zinc-Lead mines and smelting complexes. Hindustan Zinc is self-sufficient in power with captive thermal power plants and has ventured into green energy by setting upwind power plants. The Company is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific for the fourth consecutive year and globally 3rd in S&P Global Corporate Responsibility Assessment in 2022 amongst Mining & Metal companies. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive Company and is the only Indian company to be recognised at the S&P Global Platts Metal Award 2022 and has won the two prestigious awards for ‘Industry Leadership Award – Base, Precious and Specialty Metals’ Award and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Award.

The company takes pride in having some of the best-in-class people practices and employee-centric initiatives, which have certified Hindustan Zinc as – ‘Great Place to Work 2022’, ‘Company with Great Managers 2022’ by People Business and the People-first HR Excellence Award.

As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc has been relentlessly working to improve the lives of rural and tribal people residing near its business locations. The company is amongst the Top 15 CSR Spenders in India and are currently reaching out to 1.4 million people in 234 villages out of which 184 in Rajasthan, and 34 in Uttarakhand. As a market leader, Hindustan Zinc governs about ~80% of the growing Zinc market in India.

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