India CSR News Network
NEW DELHI: At the 3rd day of CSR Fair & Conference, jointly organised by Department of Public Enterprise (DPE), PHD Chamber and ONGC, the stakeholders’ interface with the CSR Activities were at new high. Besides a large number of footfalls into exhibition hall, the conference provided a much needed platform for industry-NGO-Media interaction that would yield productive impact with the corpus of CSR Funds.
Speaking at the first session of the day, The Wire’s Founding Editor Siddharth Varadrajan has called for routing CSR Fund to media for keeping it commercially pressure-free and helping it to serve the meaningful causes. While speaking on Skill Creation, DG of Tihar Jail Sudhir Yadav has shared about the initiatives, which are helping the inmates to involve in healthy activities. Among others who spoke in this session: D R Sarin, CMD, ALIMCO; K Narayan, CMD. National Backward Classes & Development Corporation (NBCDC).
On the theme, “Leveraging CSR for Conservation & Restoration of Cultural Heritage,” the Panelists were Mr. Narendra Kumar Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, GoI; Maj. Gen. (Retd.) LK Gpta, Chairman, INTACH; Representatives from PFC, ONGC and IIFCL. The concluding session was addressed by the Additional Secretary/Mission Director, Ministry of Health, GoI; Joint Secretary, Ministry of Women & Child Development, GoI; Dr. Veer Bhushan, Joint Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society; CSR Chief, ONGC; Representative of Hewett Packard.
The three-day mega event was concluded with remarkable accomplishments in terms of bringing CSR beyond the confine of ‘compliance’ and ushering it towards the unchartered territories for attaining maximum common good. PHD Chamber has been at forefront to make the businesses responsible, for attaining inclusive growth in India – here in this joint exercise with DPE, GoI, it continued with its mission.
As widely acknowledged and reported, this was first CSR Fair in India, which was carried out successfully.