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BANGALORE: India CSR, world’s popular CSR Newswire, has awarded Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee with Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to CSR space at India CSR Award gala night held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Bengaluru in the presence of more than 100 CSR leaders.
Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee is DG & CEO of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), a think tank, research and capacity building Institution for Corporate excellence under Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.
While receiving the honour Dr. Chatterjee said, “I am happy to accept the lifetime achievement award. My humble thanks to India CSR. I believe in the core values of corporate giving because giving to the society means creating positive impact not only for the society but also to the larger universe. The award is a notable recognition and provides important impetus for me to continue the work in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility in India.”
Speaking at the occasion, Rusen Kumar, Founder and Managing Editor, India CSR, said, “my congratulations to Dr. Chatterjee for the honor. Dr.Chatterjee has the rare distinction of having shown us the path towards creating better society to live.”
Dr Rana Singh, Co-Founder and CEO, India CSR, said, “Dr.Chatterjee is a gem of a person to be honored with Lifetime achievement award. His passion and commitment to CSR will outlive him in the lives of the people who have been impacted with the enactment of the law. May be Dr.Chatterjee should receive an award for not just once, but hundreds of lifetimes of achievement, for each of the lives he has touched.”
Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee is a brilliant academician, able administrator and a CSR thought leader of contemporary India. He is an embodiment of indomitable spirit to strive for creating the difference for the greater good. Dr.Chatterjee was instrumental in framing CSR guidelines and accredited with his pivotal role in the inclusion of Section 135, the Companies Act of 2013. A thought leader, in providing critical, innovative and strategic vision and primary force in bringing paradigm shift to the realm of CSR practice in India.
Dr. Chatterjee is a visionary, thought leader and an acclaimed management practitioner. His lectures and writings on various development themes, be it, social responsibility, social and sustainable development, or human resource development are highly commendable. It is even more apt to call him as an encyclopaedia of Corporate Social Responsibility in India.
Dr. Chatterjee has taken the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) and the National Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility (NFCSR) to unheralded heights. His role in building them as knowledge resource centres and powerhouses on theoretical and practical aspects of CSR is highly appreciated.
The lifetime achievement award is an acknowledgement of Dr. Chatterjee’s contributions to the areas of corporate responsibility, social and sustainable development, and human resources. We wish him happy and healthy life ahead to carry on with his mission to make positive contribution to the larger good in India.
Dr. Chatterjee joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1975 and has held many distinguished positions. In 2008-09, he was Principal Adviser in the Planning Commission. Here he was deeply involved with a number of micro and macro-economic measures. He was also a part of the team responsible for shaping India’s response to the global economic crisis of 2009. In 1990, Dr. Chatterjee authored his first book – a path breaking work entitled “Japanese Management – Maruti and the Indian Experience”. Thereafter, in 2009, he wrote his now famous “Human Resource Management – A Contemporary Text” which has gone into its fourth revised and enlarged edition. His widely acclaimed book, “Leadership India – Leading Change, Changing Lives”, was released at the World HRD Congress in February, 2011.
Dr. Chatterjee has most recently authored his latest Book entitled “Sustainable Futures – Imperatives For Managing The Social Agenda”. In this book, Dr. Chatterjee shows how governments, corporates and civil society organizations can synergize their efforts to build a whole new paradigm of development that is sustainable, humanistic and inclusive
India CSR has organized ‘3rd Annual CSR Awards Ceremony’ on 27 August at Davanam Sarovar Portico Suites, Bengaluru, India. The event was supported by Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) and Pehel, the CSR arm of Dainik Jagran Group.
During the function, following organizations were also felicitated for their significant contributions to the society: Reliance Foundation, Wockhardt Foundation, Jagran Pehel, Jubilant FoodWorks Limited, Wonder Cement, Aditya Aluminium – Hindalco Industries Ltd., Bharat Aluminium Company Limited, Rosa Power Supply Company Limited, DLF Foundation, JK Lakshmi Cement, Astarc Group, Cairn India Limited, Quick Heal Technologies Ltd, Hindalco Industries Ltd – (Birla Copper), Hindalco Industries Ltd. (Mahan Aluminium), Max India Foundation, Aditya Birla Group, Essar Foundation, Sears IT & Management Services India Pvt. Ltd, Brillio Technologies, Strides Group.
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About India CSR Awards
This year’s theme for the India CSR Awards is ‘Celebrating Innovation and Leadership in CSR’. India CSR Awards have been instituted to recognize the innovative CSR Practices in India and this is the third edition of India CSR Awards.
CSR Awards is one of the prestigious recognition honouring the outstanding and innovative CSR, Sustainability and Social Enterprise Projects and leadership in CSR. This year’s theme for the India CSR Awards is ‘Celebrating Innovation and Leadership in CSR’. India CSR Awards have been instituted to recognize the innovative CSR Practices in India and this is the third edition of India CSR Awards.
Photo caption: Shri T. B. Jayachandra, Hon’ble Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs & Higher Education, Govt. of Karnataka was the Chief Guest of the gala ceremony. Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, DG & CEO, India Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) delivered the key note address. Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala, Trustee and CEO, Wockhardt Foundation, Shri Ramdas Mansing Mane, CMD, Mane Group of Companies; Shri Sanjay Katkar, Joint MD, Quick Heal Technologies Limited; Shri Sudarshan Suchi, Program Head, Reliance Foundation; Shri Rusen Kumar, Founder and Managing Editor, India CSR and Dr Rana Singh, Co-Founder and CEO, India honouring Dr Bhaskar Chatterjee at the function.