Apart from states like Rajasthan, MP, Odisha and others establishing their own CSR portals, district administrations are jumping in on the action for a share of the Indian CSR pie. Chief among them is Pulwama District, which made national headlines for the infamous 2019 attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama, Dr Raghav Langer on Saturday launched the website Taawun. It will be the Pulwama district’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) portal. Taawun means partnership in Urdu.
The DC said the aim of the portal is to create a common platform between district NGOs, voluntary organisations, community-based organisations and district administration. He added that the CSR portal shall disseminate data and information on the status of projects. On the occasion, DC hailed the efforts put by various NGOs, voluntary organisations and volunteers in fortifying the efforts of government in the fight against COVID-19.
A felicitation ceremony was also conducted in which certificates of appreciation were distributed among the representatives of various NGOs, CBOs (Community-based Organisations) and volunteers like Chinar Foundation, J&K Yateem Trust, Ehsaas Trust Foundation, Hayaat welfare, Noble Hands and Art of Living Kashmir who have been at the forefront in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier, SBI Pulwama branch donated protective equipment worth one lakh to the Pulwama District Administration.
The portal has tabs for CSR Committee Composition, Model Estimates, Non-binding MoU format, Multimedia Scroll Gallery, Query box, and list of activities by NGOs. The district CSR committee has been given the mandate to explore various sources of donations and contributions besides identifying critical gaps.
Source: Greater Kashmir