"KHUSHI" is an AWARENESS CAMPAIGN, launched by Vedanta Resources plc, with a focus to sensitize people towards care for the underprivileged and deprived children – their Nutrition – Education – Health and overall development. Join Khushi on facebook at and send motivational stories at . LET US MAKE INDIA A CHILD MALNOURISHED FREE NATION..


VEDANTA KHUSHI organized an on-location workshop with the street children of Malla Talai in Udaipur on 24th and 25th August 2012. The workshop was aimed to sensitize these children who were in the age group of 2-15 years about the health-education-nutrition issues. Some times you feel happy when your entire presumptions get defeated. The same happened with VEDANTA KHUSHI team who were surprised to see the strong gathering of 125 children, present with their parents to undertake this workshop. Also came handy the cooperation by youths of the village who were too keen for such educational event for the village children.

The first daunting task was to visit the place and meet the children and assess their interest. A small team of VEDANTA KHUSHI went to see the place and spoke to the people around. Mere mention of the activity was enough to excite children and within minutes our local contact KAALU RAM was successful in gathering about 75 children. We searched for a suitable place for the workshop but could find only one place which was near the village dust-bin. KAALU RAM along with KAILASH, another villager, and few more youths promised to get the place cleaned up for the workshop, the next day. We decided that to cover the place we would put-up panels and mats for the children.

We promised to come back in the evening to meet these children and speak to them on health & hygiene, as our first step towards their health. Meanwhile another team went for the purchase of certain hygiene items from the market like soap, tooth-brush, paste, comb etc.

In the evening VEDANTA KHUSHI team reached the location and was just surprised to see the entire group of children just waiting for us. We met them and could identify few very brainy children who were only willing to get admission in the school, “Sir, MUJHE SCHOOL JANA HAI PAR YAHAN SCHOOL NAHI HAI” was the chorus of most of the children.

Children were untidy and it seemed had not taken bath for days. Their clothes were dirty and teeth smelled. We were here to find KHUSHI in these children. Their condition only made us determined to conduct a successful workshop.

VEDANTA KHUSHI team spoke to them about the importance of brushing teeth daily, taking bath, wearing clean clothes and combing their hair. The good habits and etiquettes were also part of our briefing. When we asked them how many of them touched the feet of their parents every morning, only few could reply, but promised that they would do so from now on. After speaking to them in length, we gave the hygiene items to all the children.

Children promised that when they would come for the workshop the next day, 25th August, 2012, they would come all after taking bath, brushing their teeth and wearing clean clothes. Their promise was to be seen to be believed.

Today, we are uploading only few pictures related to workshop, just give you a glimpse of it.

We wish to share this unparallel experience with you and would present you in a series of 3 stories.

The PART- I ends here.
KHUSHI - Care for the Underprivileged Children


  1. Really touching initiative. Thanks & congratulations to the whole team.

  2. Great example of under priviledged children upliftment.

    Excellent efforts towards group vision.

  3. Pavan Ji people should shut-up their mouth before talking against this group. We screen newspapers and television every day and what work Vedanta Group is doing no one is doing. I would like to congratulate your entire team for this unique initiative. You mean business and only business. Hats-off to you guys. Thomas George

  4. Please do something for these children. They just need direction and some one should counsil them. These children will bless vedanta khushi campaign when they will have their future. Please do something through your csr work for them.

  5. These Children are future of India.
    Everyone know that KOHINOOR is found in coal mine. preciousness is found in preciousless.

  6. Heart touching campaign....I have seen that area & regular work required their to uplift them.

  7. sir i am from your family only
    i want to ask something is that giving a one day khushi to these children is enough. they want to go school and i also appreciate your commitment by giving money to local anganvadi but are you sure that this money is using properly.
    my intention is not to blame you but want to focus on some area on which you are spending money.

    finally hats off to your work you are doing an excellent job

    1. Dear Mr. Narayan. Thanks for your comments we appreciate it. Vedanta Group has adopted about 5500 Anganwadi Centres in 4 States and at every place Vedanta Group has appointed supervisors and they too are monitored by Sr. Supervisors. The system has been made completely transperant. Thats the reason the children are experiencing a better education, nutrition and health. We also have villagers involved in this project through Village Empowerment Committees. We appreciate your concern and hope this answers your concern. Regards Pavan

  8. i appreciate the concern SHOWN by this group to shape up the lives ofthese children.

  9. hey never stops thiss project ,may it will create ur history nd god bless on u.

  10. It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks for sharing this with others. eventpro

  11. Bahut acha kam kar rahe sir aap,.