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National Unity Day 2021: Lessons to Learn From the Life of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is celebrated on October 31 every year since 2014 to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the First Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of India. Popularly known as the “Iron Man of India”, Sardar played a crucial role in the unification of India after...

International Girl Child Day 2021: Govt Schemes for girls

The sex ratio at birth (SRB) in India is 896 females per 1000 males. The huge disparity in the lower number of girls is not a natural phenomenon but an outcome of dominant patriarchal society. The country talks about economic growth but illegal practices like female foeticide, infanticide, sex determination are very common in...

Philanthropy Report: Rohini Nilekani’s Philanthropic Efforts Aim at Creating a Just and Fair Society

Rohini Nilekani, writer, author and philanthropist, founder-chairperson of Arghyam Foundation, a non-profit that focuses on water and sanitation issues, founded in 2001. From 2004 to 2014, she was Founder-Chairperson and chief funder of Pratham Books, a non-profit children’s publisher that reached millions of children during her tenure. She is the Co-founder and Director of...

Norway’s New Retouched Photo Law is a Precedent in the Fight Against Unrealistic Beauty Standards

From a very young age, girls and boys are raised to aspire to achieve unrealistic beauty standards. Certain colours of the skin, absence of spots on the face, pimples, hair, facial hair, thin waist, abs and muscles for males, etc. matter so much. And almost all individuals at one point or another face the...

Top Cement Companies that take CSR Seriously

India is the second-largest producer of cement in the world. It accounts for more than 7% of the global installed capacity. The cement industry plays a binding and pivotal role in both the infrastructure and socio-economic development of the country, by enabling employment generation for millions and by their CSR initiatives. In this context,...

Top CSR Projects for Sports in India

Sports in India have a very rich history. Even before the British invasion, sports was very prominent in various classes of society. Its popularity has gained famous sportspersons with a lot of love and appreciation. They serve as an inspiration to the youth, who are keen to follow them in every facet of life....

Ambuja Cement CSR brings CONCRETE Changes in the Life of 2.7 million People

Since its inception, Ambuja Cement has made India proud by making India self-sufficient in meeting her infrastructural needs. The company which is one of the most well-run companies in India has equally focussed on developing the community around which it operates. Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives of Ambuja Cement reach out to 2.7 million people...

Five Pharmaceutical Companies that take CSR Seriously

The world was hit with an unprecedented virus – the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus so potent that could initially appear similar to a common cold, but ends up attacking human immunity heavily and rapidly without giving it a chance to recover. The pandemic has claimed the lives of nearly 4 million people across the...

The Complete Report on CSR of Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL)

Shri O.P. Jindal found Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) 30 years ago and made the Jindal Group synonymous with mining and Industrialization in India. He also ensured that JSPL used its profits and resources for the betterment of the society through the CSR initiatives of JSPL Foundation. JSPL Foundation has been spending on...

Five FMCG Companies in India that take CSR Seriously

Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry is the fourth largest economic sector in India. The growing awareness among people, easier access of products and services, and changing lifestyles have been key to the growth of the sector. The industry is set to grow with more new young couples preferring to rely on quick and easy...

Five Automobile Companies in India That Take CSR Seriously

The automobile sector in India is the sixth-largest in the world. The country’s share in the automobile industry is set to increase further considering the rising population, rising incomes of people and their need for private transport vehicles. With an increase in their stakes in the Indian market, the CSR investments of auto industry...

Philanthropy Report: Shiv Nadar Focuses on Philanthropy Beyond Himself

“In philanthropy, you have to take the attitude of a mother. You have to be patient, and we have been very patient for a long time.” These are some wise words by Shiv Nadar, one of the most generous men of India. Shiv Nadar was the top philanthropist as of 2019, in India. He was...

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