NEW DELHI: HCL Foundation, the CSR arm of HCL Technologies recently hosted the eleventh symposium in the series in Delhi.
HCL Foundation hosted the various sessions where NGO’s working in the areas of health, environment, education, Livelihood etc. attended the sessions and shared their experiences and challenges.
The symposiums in series so far in 10 cities – Hyderabad, Jammu, Pune, Bhopal, Ranchi, Coimbatore, Udaipur, Vadodara, Dehradun and Bangalore received a tremendous response in terms of NGO’s coming forward and showcasing their work models towards the development of the society.
The symposiums are part of capacity building initiatives that HCL Foundation started in 2017.
In year one, 11 symposiums were held in cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Raipur, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Imphal, Jaipur, Vijayawada and Bhubaneshwar amongst other.
As part of the capacity building initiatives, panel discussions and open house sessions were conducted with local NGO representatives and civil society experts on themes such as – Strategizing CSR to achieve Sustainable Development Goals: Global to Local and Challenges and Opportunities for local area development: Education, Health & Environment.
The day-long event was attended by eminent personalities such as Seema Chaudhary – Editor, HT Live mint– Heads the CSR section, Kamal Singh – Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network India, Verity Corbett, Development Sector Expert and Varun Vidyarthi, Founder, Manavodaya Institute of Participatory Development.
(Based on Statement)