Wockhardt Foundation recognized at India CSR awards for CSR Innovation and Leadership

Received award for Swachh Bharat Recycle Machine initiative

Sir Dr. Huz, CEO, Trustee, Wockhardt Foundation

MUMBAI: Wockhardt Foundation, a not-for-profit organization known for its  engaged in social service and human welfare activities, has been awarded with India CSR award for the CSR innovation and Leadership organized by India CSR, world’s leading CSR Newswire.

Wockhardt Foundation has received this recognition for the Swachh Bharat Recycle machine initiative in the CSR Innovation Award category.

The award was presented in a glittering award ceremony held in Bangalore  and was received by Dr Huzaifa Khorakiwala, CEO, Wockhardt Foundation from the hands of Chief Guest of the function T. B. Jayachandra, Hon’ble Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs & Higher Education, Govt. of Karnataka in the presence of Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, DG & CEO, India Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA); 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.

Approximately 7.5 million tones hazardous waste is generated every year which is mostly dumped on open ground & low lying areas. The waste goes on piling up everyday increasing the cost of waste management.  A step towards resolving this issue to an extent has been taken by Wockhardt Foundation with a great mission of ‘Hoga Clean India’. Wockhardt Foundation has already installed two such recycle machines at Churchgate station together with Western Railways.

Talking on the occasion Dr. Huz (Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala) Trustee & CEO, Wockhardt Foundation, said, “I am thankful of the organizers and jury members of the India CSR for recognizing our efforts and initiative. I would strongly urge the public to make use of Swachh Bharat Recycle machine in helping making our initiative and this mission  a success.”

India CSR, world’s popular CSR newswire has organized ‘3rd Annual CSR Awards Ceremony’ on 27 August at Davanam Sarovar Portico Suites, Bengaluru, India. The event was supported by Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) and Pehel, the CSR arm of Dainik Jagran Group.

Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, DG & CEO, India Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) in his key note address has emphasized saying that, “It is a history in making by enacting the progressive legislation and there are exciting times ahead for CSR in India. We are hopeful that the law would help in India’s growth and development.”

Rusen Kumar, Founder and Managing Editor, India CSR in his welcome note said that, “India CSR Awards is one of the prestigious recognitions that honours the outstanding and innovative CSR, Sustainability and Social enterprise projects and recognises leadership in CSR. The platform recognises individuals, organisations, corporates and projects that have made positive impact to the society’.

Wockhardt Foundation is a national, not-for-profit organization engaged in social service and human welfare activities. Its 9 programmes have made perceptible change in its areas of operations to the lives of the underprivileged. Mobile 1000, its flagship programme, aims at operating 1000 Mobile Health Vans in rural India and administering free primary healthcare to 25 million Indians every year. As of date, there are 81 Mobile 1000 Vans operating in 18 states and doing yeoman service to rural India.

Its other programmes like Little Hearts, Pronto Toilet, Pronto Bio-Toilet, E-Learning, Khel Khel Mein, Wockhardt Skills Development Institute, SHUDHU water purification tablets and Adarsh Gram Yojana have made significant impact and it continues to expand its social coverage in areas where the need is the most. Says it’s Trustee & CEO, Dr. Huz (Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala) -“Wockhardt Foundation operates its social programmes based on the 3 B’s – Big, Best and Bold. The Big ensures scale, the Best ensures quality and the Bold ensures need.” Wockhardt Foundation is governed by a simple philosophy -“where every smile counts”.

INDIA CSR is the leading and only Indian business network for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) dedicated to making significant contributions through adding new dimensions and perspectives to the domain of CSR and Sustainability. INDIA CSR provides a forum to initiate a dialogue on creating a competitive edge with the help of CSR activities and seeks help from Industry experts.

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