IndiaCSR Felicitates Leading Corporates at IndiaCSR Awards for CSR Best Practices

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Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Director General (DG) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Rusen Kumar, Managing Editor of IndiaCSR and CSR & COMPETITIVENESS handed over the awards to winning companies.

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NEW DELHI: IndiaCSR group, presented ‘IndiaCSR Community Initiative Awards’ at a function held here onMonday at PHD House, to celebrate Best CSR Practices based on case studies where leading corporates were awarded in various categories.

Award winning case studies are featured in the Special Edition of CSR & COMPETITIVENESS Magazine, which was released at the function. The India CSR Awards is India’s most prestigious recognition awards function for Corporate Social Responsibility.

Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Director General (DG) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Ministry of Corporate Affairs graced the function with his insightful keynote as chief guest.

The award function also witnessed gracious presence of Rusen Kumar, Managing Editor of IndiaCSR and CSR & COMPETITIVENESS; Dr. Jatinder Singh, Secretary of CSR, Education, Skill Development and Innovation Committee, PHD Chamber of Commerce and industry; Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh, Paul Harris Fellow and President Divine Group of Institutions; Vijay Chadda, CEO Bharti Foundation and Sunil Ramdas Agrawal, Patron of IndiaCSR.

IndiaCSR Awards is an Endeavour to promote CSR reporting and communication: Rusen Kumar, Founder IndiaCSR

Addressing the esteemed gathering Rusen Kumar, Founder & Managing Editor, IndiaCSR and CSR COMPETITIVENESS said, “The vision of the initiative is to identify and recognize the corporate best practices of ongoing Corporate Responsibility initiatives in various domains in the country. The mission of the initiative is to inspire, encourage, and facilitate corporate social responsibility awareness and practices among corporate India.”

“We aim to recognize the best CSR and innovative projects, and translating best practices into concrete action on the ground. These Awards are an Endeavour to promote reporting and communication in the CSR domain in our country.” he said.

“It is a milestone and an iconic event that acknowledges the unique and extraordinary contributions in the CSR domain. This is a premium honor that recognizes the most admired and outstanding CSR initiatives and ventures in India. The awards acknowledges the noble contributions in the CSR domain that are raising benchmarks by bringing radical and transformative change in the development arena through innovation and excellence.”, he added

Rusen Kumar also said that, “CSR is a developing profession and it is evolving. It is a new profession so we need literature for this emerging profession. The literatures will help in establishing CSR as established profession. CSR is relatively newer subject in comparison with other subjects like marketing or manufacturing, and goes as per the company laws. The overall objective of this initiative is to give higher visibility to excellent practices in the field of CSR and to share such practices across the India, so encourage more enterprises to cooperate with their stakeholders to better meet their social responsibility.”

Dr. Rana Singh, Co-founder and CEO, IndiaCSR in his address said “CSR is applicable to all companies, all sectors, size does not matter, because CSR is not limited to the amount of money. Companies can contribute in the form of other capacities, including knowledge, services even through employee voluntarism. The journey of thousand miles starts with a single step. Awards are a culmination of sincere efforts driven towards success and excellence.

Awards are an evidence of the success to celebrate with one and all and inspire everyone. IndiaCSR Community Initiative Award aims to motivate, drive and catalyze the individuals, organizations, NGOs and the Government to pioneer innovation and excellence in their CSR activities orienting it to the various community driven initiatives by recognizing their excellent contributions in the area of CSR”

Award Winning Corporates:

Total of 19 companies were awarded at the function. Here is the list of the awarded corporates:

Raigarh based Korba West Power Company awarded for Best CSR Project in women empowerment (Livelihood Project).

Sesa Sterlite Ltd-Jharsuguda award for Best CSR Project in women empowerment creating livelihood (Subhalaxmi Project).

Fullerton India Credit Company awarded for Best CSR Project in Women empowerment (Jeevika).

ACC Limited- Maddukarai Cement works awarded for Adding Value to Local Community (Solid waste management)

UPL Limited- Valsad, Gujarat awarded for Best CSR Project for agriculture development (SR Shroff Ajivika Trust).

Bharat Aluminum Company (Balco), Korba awarded for Best CSR Project in Water conservation & Watershed development (Watershed Project).

Huntsman International (India) Pvt. Ltd-Vadodara awarded for Best CSR Project in Education (Anandi Project).

Huawei Technology awarded for Best Innovative CSR Project ( E-hope Project)

Essar Foundation awarded for Best CSR Project in Education (Project Indradhanush, Gujarat)

Jindal Power Ltd –Tamnar awarded for Best CSR Project in Skill Education (Utthan Project).

Haldia Energy- Best CSR Project in rehabilitation and resettlement (Rehabilitation Project)

Sesa Sterlite-Goa, Best CSR Project in promotion of sports in rural areas (Sesa Football Academy)

Essar Foundation awarded for Best CSR Project in promotion of sports & Culture ( Sports Nursery School at Malkangiri, Odisha)

Deepak Foundation-Gujarat awarded for Best CSR Project in Health for promoting safe motherhood ( Maternal Child care project)

Jindal Steel & Power Ltd-Angul awarded for Best CSR Project in adolescents Girls health (Kishori Express).

Vodafone India awarded for Best CSR Project for Vulnerable group (Project Drishti).

United Technologies Corporation awarded for Best CSR Project in Community development (Project Pehal).

Sesa Sterlite-Lanjigarh awarded for Best CSR Project in Environment Management (Green Concrete Project) and

Wockhardt Foundation awarded for Best CSR Project in Healthcare (Mobile Medical Vans)

Company representatives who received the award: 

S.Sriniwas and Purnendu Kumar, Manager CSR of Korba West Power Company Ltd, Raigarh received the Best Project on Women Empowerment Award on the behalf of his company.

Pritam Motilal, Manager Corporate Social Responsibility, Sesa Sterlite Ltd, Jharsuguda, a Vedanta Group company received The Best CSR Award in women empowerment creating livelihood (Subhalaxmi Project, Implemented at Jharsuguda, Odisha) on his company behalf.

Harpreet Chhabra, Senior Vice President – Regional Business Manager, North and Bhupinder Bhandari, Zonal Manager, Mortgages, North , Fullerton India Credit Company, received the Best CSR Award on woman empowerment

GC Shayam Sundar, Deputy Manager-CSR, ACC Madukkurai Cement Works, received the Best CSR Award on Adding Value to Local Community (Solid Waste Management) on company’s behalf.

Rishi Pathania, Head CSR, UPL Limited, received the Best CSR award on agriculture development (SR Shroff Ajivika Trust), on his Company behalf.

Ashis Ranjan-Head CSR and Kanchan Nagesia-Manager CSR, Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd-Korba, received the Best CSR Award for Water conservation & Watershed development (Watershed Project, implemented at Korba, Chhattisgarh.

Sanjay Soor and Sneha Roy, Huntsman Interntaional (India) Ltd., received the Best CSR award in Education (Anandi Project, implemented at Vadodara-Gujarat), received the award on their company’s behalf.

Ramu Patchala, Director, Public Affairs &  Communication, Suresh Vaidyanathan, Head- Media Relations, PACD, Subhashini Rajaram, Public Affairs & Communication and also Abhinav Sinha, Public Affairs & Communication of Huawei Technology, received the Best Innovative CSR Project award on their company’s behalf.

Radhika Agarwal, Essar Foundation, received the Best CSR award in Education (Project Indradhanush, implemented at Jamnagar, Gujarat) and also for Best CSR Project in promotion of sports & Culture ( Sports Nursery School at Malkangiri, Odisha)

Arnab Chakraborty, Sudipta Kr. Mukherjee-General Manager, Diptiranjan Behera, Manager CSR (CESC-NI) and Satyajit Ganguly, Deputy Manager- CSR of Haldia Energy Pvt.Ltd, received the Best CSR Award in rehabilitation and resettlement (Rehabilitation Project, Implemented at Midnapur-West Bengal).

Anand Mani Sharma, Deepak Foundation received the Best CSR Project Award in Health for promoting safe motherhood (Maternal Child care project, implemented at Vadodara,Gujrat)

S.K.Sharma, Assistant Vice President CSR & Responsibility, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd,Angul, received the Best CSR Award in Adolescents Girls Health (Project Kishori, implemented at Angul Odisha)

Vodafone India, received the Best CSR Project Award for Vulnerable group (Project Drishti, Implemented at Multiple Locations across the Country), on company’s behalf.

Palash Roy Chowdhury, Chairman of CSR , United Technologies Corporation, received the Best CSR Award For Community development (Project Pehal, implemented at Gurgaon,Delhi) on his company’s behalf.

Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Group Head-Technology  Sesa Sterlite  received the Best CSR Award Project in Environment Management (Green Concrete Project, implemented at Lanjigarh, Odisha)

Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Group Head-Technology, Sesa Sterlite  also received Best CSR Project Award in promotion of sports in rural areas (Sesa Football Academy) on the behalf of Sesa Sterlite-Goa.

Ritika Sachdeva from Wockhardt Foundation, Mumbai received the Best CSR Project in Healthcare (Mobile Medical Vans, implemented at Multiple locations across the Country)

The IndiaCSR Award

IndiaCSR has played a major role in recognizing the noteworthy and sustainable initiatives in the realm of CSR. IndiaCSR Awards is initiated by IndiaCSR and CSR & COMPETITIVENESS. It honored leading corporate houses for their CSR best practices. It was exciting event leading to adaptable, motivated and responsive CSR Environment.

INDIACSR Community Initiative Awards’ is a milestone and an iconic event that acknowledges the unique and extraordinary contributions in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) domain. This is a premium honor that recognizes the most admired and outstanding CSR initiatives and ventures in India. The awards acknowledge the noble contributions in the CSR domain that are raising benchmarks by bringing radical and transformative change in the development arena through innovation and excellence.

At the same time IndiaCSR has successfully established itself as national platform to disseminate information about such path breaking initiatives, encouraging others to customize and replicate the successful solutions.

The INDIACSR Awards was opened to all organizations registered in India that engage in social responsibility. The Awards invited nominations from all companies, corporate funded foundations and partnerships operating in CSR arena. We are sincerely thankful to the corporate who participated and given overhauling response to the initiative.

The event received very motivating feedback from the participants. In India such kind of events and initiatives need to be organized from time to time and IndiaCSR is exploring the opportunities, because CSR profession is taking new roots. Professionals from various sectors are joining CSR sector and they require quality training to understand various dimensions of CSR.

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