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, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, CSR Journal, sais 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 CSR Journal - The CSR journal, founded in 2014, is a bi-lingual digital and print news publication registered under the Research Rating and Communication Pvt Ltd that collaborates with policy-makers, non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations, leading corporate houses and various stakeholders. The journal also tracks and analyses the development in and around the domain of corporate social responsibility. The co-founder and Editor-in-Chief is Amit Upadhyay, a highly accomplished individual with more than 18 years of experience in the News and Entertainment industry.
About CSR Journal Excellence Awards - The CSR Journal honors Corporate Social Responsibility foundations and their projects for their impact, scalability and sustainability. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a form of corporate self – regulation integrated into a business model. Many large corporates and conglomerates fused a project related social upliftment or nation-building under this mandate. The awards started in the year 2017, for recognizing initiatives taken-up by India Inc. under their Corporate Social Responsibility mandate. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. India is one of the first countries to make an initiative like CSR mandatory for companies.
The chief guests for the occasion were Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Cabinet Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Government of India, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing, Government of India and 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 Train – 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)
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