India CSR Honours Green Leadership Award to Kapil Sharma, Say Trees

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BANGALORE: India CSR, world’s popular CSR newswire, has awarded Kapil Sharma with ‘India CSR Green Leadership Award’ for his outstanding contribution to tree plantation at India CSR Award gala night held on Saturday, August 27,  2016 at Bengaluru in the presence of more than 100 CSR leaders.

Kapil Sharma is nature lover and Founder of SayTrees. He believes that every empty land is a potential forest for him. He starts every morning with just one thought “How to Sustain all life on earth”?

Under the leadership of Kapil Sharma, SayTrees, working since 2007, has planted over 60,000 saplings so far by engaging more than 15000 volunteers and 200 corporate partners.

SayTrees is a professionally run group of ordinary people extraordinarily determined to protect the environment not just by themselves, but also by sensitising others towards the importance of environment conservation and goading them on to participate in tree-plantation campaigns. It’s mission is to sensitise and empower people to give back to nature and live in an environment conducive to their health and well-being. Say Trees inspires citizens to spare just a few hours on weekends and work towards making their cities, and their lives greener.

Kapil Sharma said, “It is a great honour to be recognized for our efforts. It certainly encourages us to do more and engage even more intensely with large public in such sapling plantation drives. I hope to see many corporates and schools come forward actively in making this initiative a mass movement.”

Speaking at the occasion, Rusen Kumar, Founder and Managing Editor, India CSR, said, “It indeed pleasure to recognize and reward Kapil Sharma for his work in increasing lung space in the cities. I hope the award gives enough and more energy to carry on the good work. I wish him all the best! in Keep doing!”

Dr Rana Singh, Co-Founder and CEO, India CSR, said, “Congratulations to Kapil Sharma. We hope and pray for your successes manifold across the cities and villages. It is a great effort in changing the green landscape for better environment. I am also equally thrilled with your achievements as much as the jury and today’s award gathering.”

(Photo Caption: A member from SayTree receiving honour from Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, DG & CEO, India Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) in the presence of T. B. Jayachandra, Hon’ble Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs & Higher Education, Govt. of Karnataka was the Chief Guest of the gala ceremony. Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala, Trustee and CEO, Wockhardt Foundation, Ramdas Mansing Mane, CMD, Mane Group of Companies; Sanjay Katkar, Joint MD, Quick Heal Technologies Limited; Sudarshan Suchi, Program Head, Reliance Foundation; Rusen Kumar, Founder and Managing Editor, India CSR and Dr Rana Singh, Co-Founder and CEO, India CSR.)

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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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.

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