AROH Foundation has been conferred with the Innovative Practices Awards for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for its Holistic Rural Development Programme which is being implemented under CSR support of HDFC.
Dr Neelam Gupta, Founder & CEO, AROH Foundation received the award at the United Nations Global Compact Network India Convention recently held in Mumbai.
Renata Dessallien, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative & Bibek Debroy, who is currently serving as the Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister and a part of Niti Ayog along with other eminent members conferred the award.
On the occasion, Dr Gupta said, “Achieving the SDGs is no more a matter of choice but is imperative for all if we want our nation to progress. In fact, achieving SDGs is critical to our survival on the planet. AROH is committed to addressing all 17 SDGs through its various multi-sectoral initiatives and grassroots interventions.”
The Summit also held day-long deliberations and reflections by the thought leaders on the Sustainable Development Goals. Various organizations across India including Public and Private Sector Enterprises, Multinationals, MSMEs, NGOs, Entrepreneurs and B-schools were invited to submit case studies showcasing their efforts and initiatives implementing CSR and Sustainability initiative aligned with one or more of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
AROH Foundation has recognized for its pioneering programmes in the area of Education, Livelihoods, Health and Sanitation and Renewable Energy.
The Foundation is contributing towards rural development and successfully implementing integrated village development programmes in more than 100 villages across multiple states of India.
AROH has directly benefitted more than two lakh needy persons through its various programmes in the past decade. The NGO has become a preferred impact partner for several corporate wherein it provides integrated development solutions to key CSR projects.