2nd edition of Dialogue Palghar – CSR Conclave & Awards 2020 held virtually on November 6, 2020. The conclave was successfully organised by India CSR with the active support of various like minded organisations.
Chief guest of the forum Dr. Manik Gursal IAS, Hon’ble Collector & District Magistrate Palghar and delivered the keynote address, who outlined the importance of collectiveness on development. He said that lots of things to be done for the development of Palghar district. Government is very much concerned about development plans and its execution.
Yathaarth Murthy (Young Anthemologist, Mastered to Sing 260 Countries National Anthems, Limca Book of Records – National Record Holder, Invitee of UN Visitors Office, Visited 10 Countries, Top 100 Global Child Prodigy Awardee) invited as a chief guest of award giving ceremony, who also delivered a brief talk in inaugural session and song national anthem.
Rahul More, Hon’ble Divisional Dy. Commissioner, Kokan Region, Women and Child Development Department, Govt. of Maharashtra delivered special address in innaugula session. He shared a vision for the development of the Palghar region and pitching specific projects in areas of Integrated Village development, Health, Education & Livelihoods, women empowerment and entrepreneurship development for the betterment of people.
“‘Dialogue Palghar is a prestigious platform which engages leaders for the development discourse of Palghar region of Maharashtra. The forum aimed at offering an insightful and meaningful discourse on sustainable socioeconomic development of Palghar district of Maharashtra through the collective approach among Govt., Corporate Social Responsibility, civil society and other key stakeholders.”, said Rusen Kumar, host of the forum and Founder, India CSR Network.
Forum recognised Corporate CSR and NGOs that have made a positive impact on the local community through their innovative & sustainable CSR initiatives. The Dialogues Palghar is a proven and credible forum on CSR and social development with the first edition garnering active participation from Government, Civil Society and Business fraternity.
The virtual forum brought together senior officials of District Administration and decision makers of Corporate and Corporate Foundation, and development experts to collaborate over SDGs and important issues of common interest of people of the Palghar district, a northern part of Kokan division of Maharashtra close to Mumbai, financial capital of India.
The forum showcased the phenomenal work done by corporate CSR and NGOs for holistic transformation of Palghar district through a sustained collaboration with various local implementing agencies and active support from district administration over the last 4-5 years.
There were deliberations to brainstorm on ways to align Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) interventions with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Palghar district of the Maharashtra State.
“We used the platform of the conclave to align corporate CSR strategy with the needs of the communities in Palghar and converge various efforts for a better and a faster impact. We believe a long-term strategic partnership with esteemed organisations would transform the lives of over 2 million tribals of Palghar.”, Rusen Kumar said.
Distinguished speakers talked in the forum: Shri Rahul More, Hon’ble Divisional Dy. Commissioner, Kokan Region, Women and Child Development Department, Govt. of Maharashtra; Shri Rusen Kumar, Founder & CEO, India CSR Network; Dr. Sarika Kulkarni, Founder & Director, Raah Foundation, Mumbai; Siddhartha Iyer, Manager – CSR, ASK Asset & Wealth Management, ASK Foundation; Shri Sanjeev Kapoor, Member of Advisory Board, Glolife Care Equipment Pvt. Ltd.; Ms. Shraddha Shringarpure, CEO, Diganta Swaraj Foundation; Shri Upendra H. Sontakke, State Head, Maharashtra, India CSR Network; Dr. Dayanand Sonsale, Director, Bodhi NGO; Dr. Shiv K Tripathi, Dean-Training, Professor, IIHMR University; Dr. Jitendra Chaturvedi, Bahraich, UP, Chief Executive, Developmental Association for Human Advancement-DEHAT; Prof. Dr. Rana Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Sanskriti University; Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh, Assistant Dean & Professor, Department of Humanities, OP Jindal University; Dr. Shubalakshmi Iyer, Chief Operating Officer, AROEHAN and Ms. Sonkee Shah, Founder & CEO, Arch Development Foundation.
The forum was supported by CSR India Corporate Social Services, Tata Power, Tema India Limited, Lions Club of Dahisar, Ummeed Foundation, Roshni Foundation, Aroehan NGO, Wipe – Wisdom in Practice Education is a Knowledge, STEM Learning, IIHMR University, Sanskriti University, Glo Life Care Equipments, Arch Development Foundation, Raah, Soul of Braj Federation, PM Shah Foundation, Utkal Mail TV.
First edition of ‘Dialogue Palghar: Deliberating Development Where it Matters the Most’ held on 18th January 2019 at MMRDA Office Building, Bandra East, Mumbai. The unique forum was co-organised by India CSR, SAHABHAG, Social Responsibility Cell of CM Office, Government of Maharashtra and Palghar District Collectorate, Maharashtra. This forum was sponsored by ASTARC Group. More than 50 corporates and social development organisations participated in this forum. Thanks to the forum, Palghar region has attracted various CSR and social development projects worth of around Rs. 100 crore.
Palghar CSR Awards 2020
Yathaarth Murthy (Young Anthemologist, Mastered to Sing 260 Countries National Anthems, Limca Book of Records – National Record Holder, Invitee of UN Visitors Office, Visited 10 Countries, Top 100 Global Child Prodigy Awardee) invited as a chief guest of award giving ceremony, who also delivered a brief talk in inaugural session and song national anthem. Yathaarth Murthy and Rusen Kumar, Founder and Managing Editor, India CSR honored corporates, NGOs and people for their outstanding contribution towards serving the community.
Following organisations have been honored with PALGHAR CSR AWARDs 2020 for Outstanding Contribution Towards Sustainable Socio-Economic Development of th Palghar, Kokan Region during 2nd Edition Dialogue Palghar – CSR Conclave & Awards 2020:
- Tata Power Company Limited, Mumbai: Winner – under the category of Integrated Community Development.
- TEMA India Limited, Mumbai: Winner – under the category of Skill Development & Empowering Tribal Artisans (Talasari Tehsil).
- Glo Life Care Equipment Pvt. Ltd.: Under the category of Environment Management Making Sanitary Napkin Affordable and Acceble for Rural India
- Raah Foundation Mumbai: Winner – under the Category of Village Development (Drinking Water in 45 Villages)
- Lions Club of Dahisar: Winner under the Category of Village Development – Vegetable / Paddy Farming (Sulshatpada Village)
- AROEHAN, Jawhar: Winner under the Category of Integrated Village Development (Mokhada Tehsil)
- Roshni Foundation & Charitable Trust, Mumbai: Winner under the education – Benefiting 25000 Children in More than 17 Schools) (Holistic Development of Tribal Children of Zilla Parishad Schools in Dahanu Taluka)
- Dr. Jatin Valia, Nandlal H. Valia Research & Charitable Trust: Winner under the Category of Primary Health (Over 40,000 patients treated on Project Talasari)
- Mrs. Kanchan Upendra Sontakke, Assistant Teacher, Zillah Parishad Primary School, Karol, Taluka: Mokhada
Under the Category of Primary Education
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh, Assistant Dean (Student Affairs) & Professor, Department of Humanities, OP Jindal University moderated the forum.