OPGC Head-CSR & Sustainability, Dr. Manoj Dash received Social Change Maker of the Year Award

New Delhi: Dr. Manoj Dash, Head-CSR & Sustainability, Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC), receiving ‘Social Change Maker of the Year Award’, from Shri Upendra Kushwaha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Government of India, at a function organised by ‘Nextgen Sustainable Solutions’ today (11.12.2017) at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

Manoj K. Dash is presently the Head – Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Sustainability of Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC), a power generation
company of the Government of Odisha (GoO). OPGC is a joint venture of AES Corporation, USA (a Fortune 200 Company), and the GoO. He is also the Head of Stakeholder Engagement of AES in India. Dr. Dash holds a Doctorate degree in Economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. A social development practitioner with cross-cutting experience in national as well as international levels, Dr. Dash in the
past has worked with the ESSAR Group Foundation, the Rehabilitation Council of India (Autonomous Body of Govt. of India), SOS Children’s Villages of India, SOS-Kinderdorf International and the All India Radio (Govt. of India).

He had been a member of the Steering Committee for ‘Development of Women
and Children’ of the erstwhile Planning Commission of India during the 11th Five
Year Plan and a member of the ‘Working Group on Female Foeticide and
Infanticide’ of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)
in 2008.

He has authored three books, a few articles published in journals and newspapers
apart from authoring/ guiding a number of research/evaluation reports on a range
of development issues including CSR, stakeholder engagement, education,
disability, child labour and adult education. His latest book is titled as: “CSR AS
This book is scheduled to be unveiled on 15 December 2017.

Dr. Manoj Dash has received numerous awards and accolades from authorities and
institutions for his fabulous contribution to CSR work during his stints in Essar
Group Foundation and OPGC. He has successfully conceptualized, rolled out and
executed several community based projects in the CSR space which resulted in
wide-ranging stakeholder appreciation as well as visible positive impact on the
communities. Some images of appreciation received by Dr. Dash are presented


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