The CSR Journal Announces ‘The CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2017’
The CSR Journal today announced ‘The CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2017’, a platform showcasing and recognising the most impactful and scalable projects initiated by corporate houses and non-governmental organisations in India. The occasion will welcome over 300 leading personnel from corporate India, NGOs and individual social changemakers. The final round of the Excellence Awards 2017 will be judged live by a jury panel comprising of senior-level bureaucrats, internationally recognised social workers and leading public figures.
The event will be mentored by Shri Anna Hazare, Indian Social Activist. The Chief Guest for this ceremony is Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Shri Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minister of Finance and Forest Departments of Maharashtra is the Special Guest.
The final-round of the awards will be judged live by personalities including:
|John Joseph||Director General, GST Intelligence|
|Bhaskar Chatterjee||Former Director General & CEO, IICA|
|Amruta Fadnavis||Social Activist & Banker|
|Kumar Ketkar||Veteran Journalist|
|M.N. Singh||Former Police Commissioner, Mumbai|
|Anshu Gupta||Founder, Goonj|
|Durga Sakthi Nagpal||OSD to Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare, India|
|Nileema Mishra||Ramon Magsaysay Award Winner|
|Sunitha Krishnan||Padma Shri & Co-Founder of Prajwala|
|Srishti Jindal||Chairman, News World India|
|Anil Kumar||Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Mumbai|
|Niranjan Joshi||Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Auditor of World Bank Assisted Programs|
|Indra Mallo||Vice-Chairman & Managing Director of MAVIM, Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal, a Government of Maharashtra undertaking|
|Parikipandla Narhari||Revenue Secretary, Government of Madhya Pradesh|
Over 200 nominations were received for the initial round in 7 categories. They are Education & Skill Training, Women Empowerment & Child Welfare, Agriculture & Rural Development, Health & Sanitation, Sports, Animal Welfare and Environment.
After the initial round of assessments, the top-3 in each category has been shortlisted and will be judged in the final round. They are:
|Category||Name of the Organisation|
|Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company Ltd.|
|KPIT Technologies Limited|
|Education & Skill Training||TATA Capital Financial Services Limited|
|Capgemini Technology Services India Limited|
|Agriculture & Rural Development||Reliance Power Ltd.|
|Mahindra and Mahindra Limited – Automotive, Farm Equipment and Agriculture Sectors|
|Women Empowerment & Child Welfare||Societe Generale|
|Jubilant Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.|
|Heath & Sanitation||Magma Fincorp Ltd.|
|EduSports and Ashok Leyland|
|Animal Welfare||Animal Rahat|
|Wildlife Trust of India|
The platform will also honour individuals that have achieved landmarks in various sectors and inspire many through their contributions. They are:
|Captain AD Manek||Developing, Contributing & Empowering Positive Change in Aviation|
|Mr. B. Singh (Ex. IES)||Contribution in Social Development & Promoting Education|
|Mr. Zahid Vijapura||Ethical & Sustainable Value Developer/Development Practices|
|Mr. Sadique Yaqoob Babla||Ethical Entrepreneurial & Social Accomplishments in Healthcare|
|Dr. Tushar Vinod Deoras||Social Empowerment of Children Through Education & Counseling|
|Mr. Krishna Somayaji||Innovative Entrepreneurship in Information Technology|
|Mr. Kaushik Palicha||Ethical Entrepreneurship in Chemicals|
|Mr. Vinay Kumar Reddy Nuvvuru||Empowering Social Change Through Education & Inspiring Contribution in Education|
|“Swasth Bharat Ratana” Prof. (Dr.) Saransh Jain||Ethical Entrepreneurial & Social Accomplishments in Healthcare|
|Mr. Mehttab Siddiqui||Outstanding Contribution in Social & Economic Development|
Over the years, corporate houses along with non-profit organisations and individual social workers have taken several initiatives under the umbrella of Corporate Social Responsibility, thereby helping communities across the country transform, uplift and bridge the gap between the haves and have-nots; thus creating a suitable environment for inclusive growth and development. The theme for the day, ‘India First’ is intended to address the crucial and salient areas of our business, social and environmental setup.
To celebrate the theme of India First, Shiamak Davar’s Victory Arts Foundation, a dance group comprising of differently able children will perform at the event along with Alternative Lyrical Pop Band ‘saMcara’, who will be performing their exclusive song “Young India, Rich India”. In addition to these, other entertainment acts will also be a part of the main event.
This event is supported by Life Insurance Corporation of India. As television partners, The CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2017 will be broadcasted by News World India and Mirror Now. While Red FM 93.5 is associated with the awards as the event’s official Radio Partner and Bloomberg Quint as Digital Partner. The Hindu and Free Press Journal are official Print Partners.
The event is managed exclusively by Sutraa and is marketed by BrandsImpact. Institute of Finance and International Management (IFIM) is the Knowledge Partner and Innovation Travels is the Travel Partner for awards this year.
On the occasion, The CSR Journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Amit Upadhyay said, “Over the past two years we have been able to establish ourselves as a leading News portal in the CSR domain. Our team today is pleased to announce Excellence Awards 2017, as it aims to address and put forward a platform which not only acknowledges the effort of corporate India but also encourages other stakeholders and individuals to participate in the process of Nation building.”
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