Bhubaneswar: Co-Chairperson of JSPL Foundation, Shallu Jindal has been conferred with the ‘Mahatma Award for Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility’ for her contribution and commitment to improving quality of lives of the people in rural India.
This prestigious award was presented by Padmabhushan Rajashree Birla and other luminaries today in Gurugram, Delhi NCR.
On the occasion, JSPL Foundation also bagged Mahatma Award for ‘CSR Excellence and Social good’ for demonstrating excellence and the highest standards of ethical conduct, integrity, civic and social responsibility.
The award for the JSPL Foundation was received by Prashant Hota, Executive Vice President & Group Head CSR & Sustainability.
Thanking the jury for the awards, Jindal Said, “I am obliged to God for the Divine Blessings for which we could touch the lives of near two million underprivileged and socially vulnerable people. And with our meaningful hand-holding they are making effort to change their own lives and the lives of their next generation for a better tomorrow. Praying God to give us the strength to continue this journey to build India and empower lives.”
“This prestigious award will make us more responsive and more sensitive to address the needs of the underprivileged and socially vulnerable in a comprehensive approach,” she added.
JSPL Foundation has been selected for this prestigious award after successfully completing a multilevel selection process by an Independent Jury.
Under the leadership of Shallu Jindal, JSPL Foundation, the CSR Arm of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL), has been working for the holistic development of the underprivileged and socially vulnerable living in rural India.
The Foundation has positively impacted lives of near 2 million lives through its multidimensional sustainable social development initiatives in health care & nutrition, quality education, skill-building, livelihood promotion, women empowerment, rural infrastructure, agriculture, environment, sports, art & culture across various states in India.
Major geographical areas in which the Foundation works are Angul, Keonjhar and Sundergarh districts of Odisha, Ramgarh and West Singhbhum districts of Jharkhand, Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh and Nuh district in Haryana.
The Foundation has also promoted 11000 micro-enterprises enhancing the sustainable income of 30000 families.
Recently, Jindal was honoured with the
Best CSR Practices Award 2019 for Social Entrepreneurship by CMO Asia at
Singapore and Aekalavya Award 2019.