In 2016, The CSR Journal started institutionalising the objective of these awards with the Social Welfare & Growth (SWAG) Awards.
Hundreds of corporates and citizens gathered at The Leela, Mumbai to celebrate what can only be defined as the ‘Art of Giving’.
The first of its kind, SWAG Awards 2016 enabled individuals to showcase their experiences, journey and work in the presence of corporate houses, bureaucrats, policy makers and non-profit organisations.
An esteemed jury of experts from various sectors evaluated the projects and felicitated the best in each category. Through SWAG Awards, we instituted a platform that encourages independent social acts, which make a difference to Society.
We would like to recognise corporate houses, institutions and citizens for the enormous difference they have made to improve and empower the quality and prospects of everyone touched by their initiatives. We would also like to encourage more companies and citizens to commit themselves to making a positive and beneficial impact in their community, society and the country, at large.
This year’s award function drives at the very heart of our existence. It seeks to establish the fact that nationalism is not about virulent Jingoism. It is about actions that seek to address the various problems that ail our nation. It is about drawing our country out from the many ills that face it.
It is about ‘India First’ – an India developed in every sense of the word – not just in the terms of financial development, but social development too. A country where poverty is eradicated, genders are equal, education is omnipresent and development is all inclusive.