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CSR PROFESSIONAL OF THE WEEK #15

“In the history of humanity, the corporate sector has never had so much resources, influence and promise to make a positive difference to the society. If channeled properly, these attributes can make a sustainable and long-term impact in the lives of ordinary people, nations and the global community at large.” -Nishant Pandey Nishant Pandey is the Country Director of the American India Foundation (AIF). In this capacity, Nishant provides strategic leadership to AIF’s India operations across 23 states and six signature programmes. He started his career as a banker but soon realised that development sector was his calling. He...

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The AkshayaPatra Foundation wins ICAI Gold Shield Award for Excellence in Financial

The AkshayaPatra Foundation was honoured with the ICAI Gold Shield Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the year 2016–2017 under the Category XII – Not-for-Profit Sector. The award was presented by Shri M Damodaran, former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in Mumbai to the CFO of AkshayaPatra, Mr R Ganesh on January 2018. The award was given based on the accounting practices adopted by the foundation, the policies adopted for disclosure, and presentation of financial statements, among other information contained in the annual report and also the basis of degree of compliance with Accounting Standards,...

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ONGC promotes Beekeeping in Uttarakhand to generate employment

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has launched a CSR project on Beekeeping to generate employment in Uttarakhand. The project is aimed at generating rural employment and promoting a sustainable ecosystem in and around the wilderness of Jim Corbett National Park. The first phase of the program will continue for 12 months involving around 40 families in five villages around the Jim Corbett National Park-Pawalgarh, Dhela, Amgadi, Kyari and Mankatpur.This CSR project, which is slated to transform into a major campaign to promote Bee-keeping, has been undertaken in memory of the five ONGC officers who recently lost their lives in...

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Club Circle makes social service initiatives

Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal & his likeminded people have formed a club circle whose one of the objective is to help the needy section of the society. In its first initiative it has today organized a program at Shalimar Bagh to distribute school bags and other study material to poor children and support an old age home called AASTHA at Najafgarh by donating necessary items like almirah, tables and chairs for the benefit of the elderly living there. It also made a significant contribution to North Delhi Municipal Corporation to match government’s contribution for construction of new toilets in NDMC...

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Tata Trusts announces hub-and-spoke Telemedicine Network; to benefit 10 lakh people in 265 Gram Panchayats

Tata Trusts today announced a hub-and-spoke Telemedicine Network, covering a population of about 10 lakh people spread over 265 Gram Panchayats in Vijayawada rural parliamentary constituency to supplement the public primary health care service. The Trusts also announced extension of a family health insurance plan, Swastha Kutumbam, free of cost for one more year, which will reduce out-of-pocket and hospitalisation expenses of people in these 265 villages. These are part of Tata Trusts’ multi-thematic approach to support holistic development in Andhra Pradesh with projects running in Vijayawada, Krishna district and across the state. The actions cover implementation of village-specific...

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