Bhubaneswar: Co-Chairperson of JSPL Foundation Smt. 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 Smt Rajashree Birla and other illuminaries 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, Smt. 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 handholding 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 Smt. Shallu Jindal, JSPL Foundation, the CSR Arm of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL), has been working for holistic development of the underprivileged and socially vulnerables 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 sustainable income of 30000 families .
Recently Smt. Jindal was honoured with the Best CSR Practices Award 2019 for Social Entrepreneurship by CMO Asia at Singapore and Aekalavya Award 2019.
She is also the Vice President of Flag Foundation of India inducting the glories and pride of the National Flag, the Tiranga in People of India. She has compiled two books ‘the Tiranga’ and ‘Freedom’.
She has also authored a book for children titled as ‘India: An Alphabet Ride’. She is the former Chairperson of National Bal Bhavan and the Founder President of Young FICCI Ladies Organisation and (YFLO). She has also founded Jindal Art Institute.
JSPL Foundation , the CSR Arm of Naveen Jindal led Jindal Steel & Power, has been honoured with several awards for its integrated and multi domensional high impact social development programmes in various states.
Some of the recent awards include NGO Box CSR Impact Award, FICCI CSR Award for Women Empowerment, CSR Excellence Award 2018 , Green Tech National Award in CSR and others.
The Mahatma Award is presented annually to honor outstanding performance in a wide range of categories to the individuals and organizations who have uplifted the quality of life of the socially vulnerable and underprivileged .
The annual Award ceremony is hosted by Liveweek LLC, a social impact company registered in USA.