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Be kind to your mind – Hindustan Zinc's film on World Mental Health Day spreads an intriguing message on mental wellbeing

- The company reiterates its commitment to #HZLCares, emphasizing on the importance of the mental health & wellness of people

- The film is an effort to promote viewers to make mental health a priority

Udaipur, 11 October 2021: Mental health is not just a buzzword but an important aspect of the personal and professional life of every human. With the COVID-19 pandemic intertwining this personal and professional life of so many people across the globe, it has become even more important to understand and educate the society on this social issue. India's largest zinc-lead miner, Hindustan Zinc, re-emphasizes the importance of mental health and well-being through a heart-warming video that sends a very positive message – to make mental health a priority. At Hindustan Zinc, employees have always been considered their most valuable asset, and the company has worked tirelessly to ensure their physical and mental health by creating a healthy work culture and employee friendly policies

Mental health remains to be among the neglected areas of public health in India, owing to social stigma and a lack of awareness. According to a study by Indian Council or Medical Research (ICMR), one in every seven persons in India suffers from mental health problems. The film highlights this by saying that empathy and being kind to others can go a long way in dealing with this issue. The visuals are filled with beautiful big smiles and kind thoughts which encourage viewers to prioritise mental health and to be compassionate to themselves and those around them. The World Mental Health Day gives us all an opportunity to talk openly about mental health issues with friends, co-workers, and family, and to work towards making mental health in life.

The initiative "Be Kind to Your Mind" by Hindustan Zinc aims to encourage active interaction and conversation amongst viewers in order to decrease the taboo associated with mental health. The video is a collective effort of employees of Hindustan Zinc, who voluntarily came forward to be a part of this intriguing project.

Watch the video here:

About Hindustan Zinc Limited

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 Headquarter 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 up wind power plants. The Company is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific and globally 7th in Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2020 amongst Mining & Metal companies. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive Company, a member of the FTSE4Good Index and has scored ‘A’ rating by CDP for climate change.

Being a people-first company, Hindustan Zinc believes in inculcating the values of Trust and Excellence to have a culture of high-performance in its workforce. 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 2021’, ‘Company with Great Managers 2020’ by People Business and the PeopleFirst 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 700,000 people in 184 villages of Rajasthan, 5 in Uttarakhand and 16 villages in Gujarat. As a market leader, Hindustan Zinc governs about 78% of growing Zinc market in India.

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