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Third Edition of The CSR Journal Excellence Awards will honour best practices in Corporate Social Responsibility

The CSR Journal Excellence Awards

To create awareness and pledge commitment towards the empowerment of women across social and economic domains, the third edition of The CSR Journal Excellence Awards will celebrate the theme of ‘India First’ with a focus on ‘Women Empowerment’. The awards will be held at Vigyan Bhava in New Delhi on 22nd July 2019, as it will award and recognise some of the top initiatives undertaken by India Inc. as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility.

The esteemed chief guests for the occasion will be 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.

On the announcement, Amit Upadhyay, Editor-in-Chief and Director, The CSR Journal said, “Here, at The CSR Journal, through fair and responsible reporting (in digital, broadcast and now print format) and initiatives such as ‘Social Welfare & Growth Awards’ and ‘Excellence Awards’, we are trying to fulfill our role as individuals and as a team. Our core vision is of ‘Making Corporate Social Responsibility every Individual’s Social Responsibility’.”

This year’s awards include 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 corporate houses, the Top-3 in each category have been shortlisted, based on the nominated project/programme’s impact, sustainability and scalability. These include CSR projects by Ambuja Cement, Godrej Properties, Hindustan Zinc, Mahindra & Mahindra (Auto, Farm Equipment and Agri Sector), Societe Generale, Tata Power, Tech Mahindra, Aditya Birla Capital and YES Bank amongst others.

Top 3 Nominations:

Category Name of Participant Name of Project
Education & Skill Training Tech Mahindra Foundation In-Service Teacher Education Institute
Spark Minda Foundation Business Integrated Prison Project
Tata Power Tata Power Skill Development Institute
Women Empowerment & Child Welfare Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd. (Dow India) Mann Deshi B-school (Udyogini), Chiplun
Hindustan Zinc Limited Sakhi
Renew Power ‘Go for Goats’: Investing in sustainable livelihood mechanisms for underprivileged women in Jath, Maharashtra
Health & Sanitation YES Bank Limited Livelihood and Water Security
Muthoot Finance Muthoot Snehasraya
VA Tech WABAG Limited The Health and Hygiene project at Viralipatti village, Pudukkottai District, Tamil Nadu
Environment Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (Auto, Farm Equipment and Agri Sector) Integrated Watershed Management Program (IWMP), Bhopal
Godrej Properties Limited Integrated Watershed Management Program – Beed, Maharashtra
Sterlite Technologies Limited Jaldoot (Water-shed Development)
Agriculture & Rural Development Ambuja Cements Foundation Better Cotton Initiative
YES Foundation YES! i am the CHANGE Grant & Accelerator
Hindustan Zinc Limited Samadhan
Sports Aditya Birla Capital Limited Business Unit: Aditya Birla Insurance Brokers Limited Rahul Dravid Athlete Mentorship Programme
ACC Trust ACC Drona – Promoting Sports, Art and Culture
Societe Generale Join The Journey – Get Into Rugby

This year, The CSR Journal Excellence Awards, partnered with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Assessment and Empanelment Standards for Development Institutions in India (TISS AESDII) as ‘Knowledge Partners’, for the shortlisting process. The final phase will be held on 22 July 2019, based on the personal assessment of the jurors, following a live Q&A round with the representatives of the project/programme in the respective award categories.

Jury Members:

Sr. No. Name of Juror
1. Anil Shrivastava, Principal Advisor, NITI Aayog
2. Amand Shah IRS, Member, National Antiprofiteering Authority, Government of India
3. Dr Vanshree Singh, Director (Bloodbank), National Headquarters, Indian Redcross Society
4. Durga Shakti Nagpal, IAS
5. Ajay Chaudhary, IPS, Resident Director, Mizoram
6. Roopa Moudgil, IPS
7. Dr. Sonali Dubey, IPS
8. Praveer Ranjan, IPS
9. Sanjay Prakash, Deputy Inspector General, CISF
10. Bhaskar Mittra, Associate Director, TATA Cornell
11. Shirish Garud, Senior Fellow at The Energy and Resources Institute
12. Kartik Kilachand, Co-Founder, IIT-IIT
13. Prodyut Bhattacharya,  Dean and Professor, University School of Environment Management at GGS Indraprastha University, New Delhi

The CSR Journal Excellence Awards has extended its association with News World India, Republic TV and The Hindu as Media Partners; Sutraa Creations Pvt. Ltd. as the official Event Partner; Beeing Social as Social Media Partner; Pixburg as Design Partner.

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, first started 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.

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