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Highlights of The CSR Journal Excellence Awards – Edition 3 | 22 July 2019 | Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi


The third edition of The CSR Journal Excellence Awards was held on July 22, 2019, at the Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. The event was attended by major dignitaries from the government and the corporate sectors. This year, the awards celebrated the theme of ‘India First’ with a special focus on ‘Women Empowerment’. Amit Upadhyay, Editor-in-Chief, The CSR Journal, said that this award is a call to action for individuals and organizations to contribute towards a better society, and that the women don’t need empowerment, they are the strongest and it’s the society who needs more and more women around.

The CSR Journal Excellence Awards is an annually held multi-category award initiated by The CSR Journal, to recognize the corporates that have a positive impact on both business sector and the society at large by taking a strategic approach and contributing towards nation-building.

About The CSR Journal:
The CSR Journal (www.thecsrjournal.in), founded in 2014, is a digital and print news publication registered under Research Rating and Communication Pvt. Ltd., headquartered out of Mumbai, India. The online platform has a presence in broadcast journalism through News World India. Its print edition is a bilingual (English and Hindi) quarterly magazine, launched in 2018.

About The CSR Journal Excellence Awards:
The CSR Journal Excellence Awards is an annually held multi-category awards instituted by The CSR Journal, starting in 2017, for recognition initiatives taken-up by India Inc. under their Corporate Social Responsibility mandate. The awards honour projects and Corporate Social Responsibility foundations for their impact, scalability and sustainability.

The chief guests for the occasion were Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Cabinet Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Government of India, Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing, Government of India and Shri G. Kishan Reddy, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Government of India among various other dignitaries.

This year’s awards included six categories – Education & Skill Training, Women Empowerment & Child Welfare, Health & Sanitation, Environment, Agriculture & Rural Development and Sports. After receiving hundreds of nominations from across the country’s eminent corporate houses, the Top-3 in each category were shortlisted, based on the nominated project/program’s impact on the society.

The winners of the CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2019:

  • Education and Skill Training – Tata Power (Project – Tata Power Skill Development Institute)
  • Women Empowerment and Child Welfare – Renew (Project – ‘Go for Goats’: Investing in sustainable livelihood mechanisms for underprivileged women in Jath, Maharashtra)
  • Health and Sanitation – Yes Bank Ltd (Project – Livelihood and Water Security)
  • Environment – Mahindra and Mahindra (Project – Integrated Watershed Management Program (IWMP), Bhopal)
  • Agriculture and Rural Environment – Hindustan Zinc Ltd (Project – Samadhan)
  • Sports – Aditya Birla Capital Ltd (Project – Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme)

Meanwhile, The CSR Journal’s Social Welfare and Growth (SWAG) awards felicitated various projects and programmes in the field of education and health, including N.L. Dalmia Insitute of Management Studies and Research, NSHM Knowledge Campus, and FUEL (Friends Union for Energising Lives), a non-profit organisation.

Watch to know more about one of the prestigious awards in the corporate sector – the CSR Journal Excellence Awards.