Kolkata , January 28,2024 : Super Shakti Foundation collaborates with Sreejak Society For Human Development to host Kolkata’s inaugural a marathon exclusively for the students of Government Schools in Kolkata. Christened “RUN= RISE UP NOW”, This is the first ever marathon for the Government Schools in Kolkata . The overarching theme is Go Green Kolkata that will run as the leitmotif throughout the marathon.
At a formal function held in Mr. Sitaram Agarwal, Chairman Super Smelters Limited, officialy flagged off the marathon in presence of Mr. GK Sharan, Chief Mentor Sai Group, Siddhartha Sankar Roy (Sidhu), singer and founder of cactus bangla band, Mr. Ishant Jainn, CSR Head Sai Group .
More than 200 participants from 12 Government schools enthusiastically took part in the 1.5 km marathon commencing from the Victorial Gate and weaving through Red Road and other locations before concluding at Exide Bus Stop. Students from various schools including < 1) Childrens Welfare Association High School For Girls(H. (2) VIP NAGAR HIGH SCHOOL (H.S) (10) (3) Tiljala High School (4) TOLLYGUNGE GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL (5) TILJALA BALIKA VIDYALAYA , (6) KASBA CHITTARANJAN HIGH SCHOOL (7) SANTOSHPUR RISHI AUROBINDO BALIKA VIDYAPITH (8) Charankabi Mukunda Das High school showcased the spirit. Notably Students from class IX and Class X actively participated in the marathon. Super Shakti Foundation generously supported this marathon making it free for all and thus keeping it accessible to all interested students made this marathon absolutely free to encourage more students to participate in the marathon.
Speaking on the occasion , Mr. Sitaram Agarwal , Chairman , Super Smelters Ltd said, “ This marks the pioneering effort for Government-run school students in Kolkata. We aimed to inspire and raise awareness among children about climate protection and sustainability. Our plant urgently requires more green cover and awareness is the catalyst for effective change. We aspire to transform this into an annual event to strengthen the campaign for safeguarding our mother earth. We hope the kids will take more proactive action and undertake greening initiatives”,
Super Shakti Foundation, the corporate social responsibility wing of Super Smelters Ltd has taken conscious steps to support and sustain communities located around their plants. The mission of Super Shakti Foundation is to empower citizens with better health, to empower Women with Education and Employment Opportunities and encourage sustainable development in key areas.With increasing importance placed on sustainable development, the foundation spearheaded programme that contributes to a stable tomorrow.
The parent Company Super Smelters Ltd strongly believes that the sustainable community development is essential for harmony between the community and the industry. It endeavours to make a positive contribution to the underprivileged communities by supporting a wide range of socio-economic, educational and health initiatives.
The CSR interventions are focused on enhancing quality of life of the community in the vicinity of business locations by way of improving community healthcare and education, and also developing civic infrastructures besides generating sustainable livelihood options promoting sports, art and culture.
About SAI Group : An industrial powerhouse with a dominant presence in steel, power & infrastructure, having total manufacturing capacity of 4.34 MTPA. This includes Iron pellets, Sponge Iron, MS Billet, Ferro alloys and Rolling capabilities. It has a captive power generation capabilities of 111 MW and employs more than 2800 persons, today SAI GROUP is one of the leading groups from Eastern India that is committed to strengthen the future of the nation and is working continuously towards building a better world.
The Group has four companies namely Super Smelters Ltd, GIRIDHAN METAL PRIVATE LIMITED, Sai Sponge (India) Private Ltd, Sai Electrocasting Private Limited. Super Smelters Ltd is a Public limited company, incorporated on 20 June 1995. It is involved in Manufacture of Basic Iron & Steel and sells its product under the flagship brand “Supershakti”. Super Smelters Limited has set up a state of the art large integrated steel plant along with captive power plant at Jamuria Industrial Estate, West Bengal.