NEW DELHI: JSPL Foundation, the CSR arm of Jindal Steel & Power would confer Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman, a unique initiative to recognize and honour social innovators and Change Agents in India, upon 17 individuals and 10 organisations.
The award will be presented in 10 categories: Art and Culture, Education, Environment, Entrepreneurship & Livelihood, Health, Innovation & Technology, Public Service, Agriculture & Rural Development, Sports and Women Empowerment. Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Jeevan Samman would be presented for lifetime achievement.
Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman will be presented by Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics and Information Technology in an Award ceremony on 19th December 2019 at New Delhi in presence of Savitri Jindal, Chairperson Emeritus, Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL), Naveen Jindal, Chairman, JSPL and Shallu Jindal, Chairperson, JSPL Foundation.
The Award along with cash prize of Rs 1 lakh along with a certificate of appreciation each would presented one organisation and one individual in each category for their exemplary work and social innovation that significantly impacted lives of people. Five Individuals and one organisation would be honoured with presented with a certificate of appreciation as a distinguished recognition.
Speaking about the Award Shallu Jindal said, “There are several individuals and organisations in India who are doing excellent effort with innovation and dedication to change lives of people. Most of them are unsung heroes. Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman is not only an effort to recognise and honour such individuals or organisations but also to celebrate their success and inspire others to follow them. This year we have got excellent response to the award. After rigorous review by Jury members at regional level, followed by Jury meeting at National level we selected 27 awardees. Since many of the nominations we received had done excellent work, judging the winners was a daunting task for the jury members”.
Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman, launched in 2015 is an initiative started by JSPL Foundation to felicitate people for their exemplary Courage, Commitment and Confidence that has enabled them to overcome adversities and create a unique identity of their own, making them a source
of inspiration for many in India. The stories of the winners in the Individual category are truly inspirational.