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Highlights of The CSR Journal Excellence Awards | 5th Edition | National Stock Exchange, Mumbai

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The CSR Journal Excellence Awards hosted its 5th edition in Mumbai at the National Stock Exchange, Bandra Kurla Complex, on 25 February 2023. Here is a glimpse of our annual celebration.

Shri Eknath Shinde, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, addressed the audience as the ‘Chief Guest’ at The CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2022. The Chief Minister addressed a gathering of over 250 individuals including senior bureaucrats, public representatives, social activists, youth leaders, artists, members of India Inc. and meritorious students representing the future of India. As it has been since the very inception, this year also, the theme for our awards was ‘India First’ with a focus on Youth Empowerment.
Shri Mangal Prabhat Lodha, Hon’ble Minister of Tourism, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Women & Child Development, Government of Maharashtra, graced the event as our ‘Guest of Honour’ enlightening and inspiring the youth through his wit and intelligence.

Mr Amit Upadhyay, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, The CSR Journal, said at The CSR Journal Excellence Awards, “We at The CSR Journal do not define CSR only as Corporate Social Responsibility. This is because, CSR, in the form of Citizen Social Responsibility plays a major role, particularly in India. The level of development we want India to accomplish cannot be attained without the support and involvement of the populace.”

The prestigious event was hosted by Mumbai’s favourite RJ Rangeeli Ruchi who kept the audience enthralled with her unique style of presentation. Noted Sufi singer and the voice winner 2019 Sumit Saini rendered a soulful performance on the occasion while popular stand-up comedian #ChiragPanjwani tickled the audience’s funny bones with his humour and sarcasm.

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) and a 15-member jury panel, following a live Q&A round, selected the winners of the awards. The top five winners were Jindal Steel and Power, National Mineral Development Corporation Limited, SBI Foundation, PVR Limited and Tata Capital Financial Services Limited from the respective categories.

The CSR Journal is pleased to announce a special category of awardees this year:
– Dr. Abhay Bang and Dr. Rani Bang, Founder & Director, Society for Education, Action, and Research in Community Health, from Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, were honoured with ‘The CSR Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award – 2022’.
– ‘The CSR Journal Award for Excellence in Future Leadership – 2022’ was conferred upon Shri. Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minister of Forests, Cultural Affairs and Fisheries, Government of Maharashtra for his exceptional contribution to Nation Building.
– Honourable Member of Parliament Dr. Shrikant Shinde was felicitated with ‘The CSR Journal’s Leadership for Social Change Award – 2022’ for his contribution as an inspiring leader and social worker. Patna-based Khan Sir who enjoys a fan following on social media as a digital educator, was honoured with ‘The CSR Journal Youth Icon Award – 2022’.
– Influencer and actor Prajakta Koli @mostlysane was felicitated with ‘The CSR Journal Influencing Youth Icon Award – 2022’.