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DUBAI: Jindal Steel & Power (JSPL), Angul has bagged the globally reputed Golden Peacock Award for outstanding CSR in the 7th International Conference on Social Responsibility organised by the Institute of Directors in Dubai Inter Continental Venue in Dubai Festival City. The presentation Ceremony this evening was chaired by the Former Chief Justice of India Padma Vibhushan M. N. Venkatachaliah.
The Former Chief Justice said that Golden Peacock Award is a great recognition for sustainable initiatives by the Corporates as the Selection process is multi laired which goes through several tests, opinion Checks and verification systems.
General Ahluwalia, Chairman Of Institute of Directors said that every year more than 800 applications are received for Golden peacock awards, which undergo through a process of screening, short listing and verification by an illustrious jury panels consisting of Supreme Court Judges, Diplomats, Academia, Developmental Scientists of high international reputation. The Chairman of the Jury Committee is Justice P.N. Bhgawati former Chief Justice of India.” said Gen Ahluwalia.
JSPL, Angul Odisha was honored with this prestigious award by Dr Abdul Rahaman Alwar, Director General of Federal Govt Authority of UAE for Human Resource and HE Juma Al Majid, the Chairman of Dubai Economic Conclave. The award was received by Mr D.K. Sarogi, Executive President of the Company and Head of Jindal’s Plant at Oman and by Mr Prashant Hota, Vice President of JSPL looking after CSR and Corporate Communication.
The Global convention at Dubai deeply appreciated the social initiatives of JSPL in Angul location which helped to create social entrepreneurship especially in Women in Groups and actually contributed to integrate the Village economy with the Project economy.
“Particularly the initiatives like Aanchal, Kishori Express, Ssodashi for Mother and child care, Eco Spa and Watershed Development for Natural resources Management for sustainable livelihood being implemented by JSPL are driving tools for inclusive growth” as cited in the Global Conference during the Award giving ceremony.
In the Inaugural session, HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Makhtoom, Presidency of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and HE Lokesh MK, the Ambassador of India to UAE congratulated the Indian Industries like JSPL who are working for sustainable upliftment of the vulnerable Community irrespective of Business interest.
Mr D. K. Saraogi while receiving the Award said the Business Mission of JSPL inspired by its founder OP Jindal ji and driven by Parliamentarian Navin Jindal ji is fully aligned to shape up the lives of the Local People and support them to emerge as an enterprising Community”.
“For us the Community is the purpose of our Business and this Plant is being built by the local people with their sweat and skill. Awards and accolades are tools of encouragement and Golden Peacock award is one of the best encouragements for us. But such Awards give us more responsibility to nourish the dreams of the Community for an enduring prosperous future in complete alignment with our Business interest” said Rajesh Jha the Executive Director, JSPL Angul.
“Let each child and each mother in the Community look up to JSPL as the prime enabler for building their Quality of Life and convert their family as partners of local prosperity in tune with the mission of JSPL” said Mr Jha.
“JSPL, Angul is a role model for path breaking CSR initiatives” said Mr Bhaskar Chatterjee, IAS, and the Director General of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, appreciating JSPL for this, prestigious award.
It may be noted that during last one year JSPL, Angul has been awarded several national, International and State level awards including Green Tech Platinum CSR award recognizes by Ministry of Heavy Industries, World HRD Congress award and Think Odisha Leadership award. “These awards build up a challenge in side Team CSR to live up to the expectation of all the Stake holders and encourages acting as a prime mover for sustainable local prosperity” said Mr Prashant Hota, Vice President of JSPL.