HYDERABAD: A workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Ageing’ was held at here in NMDC in Masab Tank on Thursday, September 7, 2017.
The workshop worked towards identifying the opportunities for innovative action with the other stakeholders such as Government, policy makers, NGO’s, senior citizens organizations, academicians and individuals working with the elderly.
It was jointly hosted by Heritage Foundation; National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM) Hyderabad Chapter; All India Senior Citizens Confederation (AISCCON) and Institute of Public Enterprises (IPE).
The workshop was inaugurated by Dr Jibitesh Rath, GM (HRD), NMDC; BVN Raju, Chairman, NIPM; Hyderabad Chapter; RN Mital, AISCCON (All India Senior Citizens Confederation) and Dr KR Gangadharan, Director, Heritage Foundation, were present on the occasion.
The workshop reflected on the shifts in CSR philosophy and practice in India over the years, emphasised the main aspects concerning elderly that fall under the 10 items stipulated under the Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013 -ensuring work participation and social integration of the elderly in their family and the society, creating living arrangements that adapt to the changing contexts and provision of subsidised health care services.
Participants deliberated on using overlapping approaches- under their CSR Mandate and encouraged thinking on how to evolve a structure in the CSR unit of a company, which may include senior citizens and stakeholders who work with the elderly.