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NEW DELHI: At day-II of DPE-PHD Chamber CSR Fair & Conference, among the key matters of significance discussed were “Incubation of Technology through CSR,” “CSR in Providing Quality Pre-school, School, Higher, Technical and Vocational Education for All” and “CSR as a Driver for Skill Development and for Providing Livelihoods.” Attended by industry leaders, high officials PSUs and Government, both the sessions marked crucial importance of CSR beyond tokenism and compliance, and as source of creating livelihood options through improving educational and health facilities and skill development scenario.
PHD Chamber, which has been at forefront in leading the nation towards inclusive growth, jointly taking this initiative with Department of Public Enterprise (DPE), to make CSR as catalyst of fair and sustainable growth. While the conference is providing an apt platform for high-end intellectual discussions and engagements, the exhibition attended by over 125 PSUs Companies, Government Organisations and NGOs are giving an unique opportunity to assemble all at one ground, to inspire through collective showcasing of the works and to chart a new trajectory for making businesses responsible for social causes that impact them most.
In the first session, among those who spoke at length: P N Vijay, Managing Director, P N Vijay Financial Services (P) Ltd.; R N Bagdalkar, Head-HR, Bharat Electronics; Samar Verma, Economist, International Research Development Centre (IRDC); Vartika Shukla, ED, Engineers India Ltd. (EIL); Dr. A K Wali, MD, Foundation for Innovation and Technology, IIT Delhi; Narinder Thakur, GM, Bharat Heavy Electronics Ltd. (BHEL); D Vijay Kumar, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL); Amitabh Sharma, DGM, Rajasthan Electronics & Investments Ltd.; Mr. M Subramanian, IIT Madras.
The second and third session of the day took the conference towards policy centric discussions, among those who spoke in these session were: Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Ex-Secretary, Government of India (GoI); R Subrahmanyam, Additional Secretary (TE), Ministry of Human Resource Development, GoI; Dr. U D Chaubey, DG, SCOPE; Shrikant Gathoo, Director (HR), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited; Vandana Chanana, ED, GAIL; Representative of NTPC; Venkateswara Rao, AGM (HR), HAL; Sunil Arora, DG, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) & EX-Secreatry to GoI; Joint Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, GoI; Mr. Vikram Sharma, ED, Carcrew Technology Private Limited; Sandeep Patnaik, GM (Skill Development), HAL; Ramesh Nair, ED (HR), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL); Representatives of PGCIL, EIL and OIC.