New Delhi: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) has been conferred with FICCI award for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects undertaken by it in Baramulla and Uri of Jammu & Kashmir. ONGC undertook CSR projects in the field of skill development, education, rehabilitation work on the frontiers and contribution to nation building in association with the Indian Army and NGO REACHA.
The award was received by Dr Alka Mittal, Director (HR), ONGC from Mr Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation during the 17th edition of the FICCI Corporate Social Responsibility Awards on 21 February 2019 at India Habitat Center, New Delhi.
ONGC Director (HR) Dr. Alka Mittal (right) receiving the FICCI award from Union Minister Suresh Prabhu
The aim of the FICCI award is to identify and recognize the efforts of companies in integrating and internalizing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Since 2016, ONGC has undertaken various projects which have impacted the lives of the people in these areas sustainably. Over 150 girls have been trained in Fashion Designing and Stitching & Tailoring. Besides, hundreds of youth have been trained in Hospitality and Retail Sales Course. Over half the candidates got placements in various companies and hotels. These skill development courses are being run in the premises of Indian Army.
One of the unique CSR initiatives undertaken by ONGC is reconstruction of four houses at Uri destroyed during the militant attack in September 2017. ONGC was on the forefront to support the reconstruction of those houses for the beneficiaries who could not afford to re-build those. Besides, ONGC also approved financial support for setting up of smart classes in 6 identified schools at Baramulla and Uri, Jammu & Kashmir to promote digital academic learning of the students.