Kartavya - CSR Club of IIM Raipur Partners with India CSR Network to Organize ‘Chhattisgarh CSR Leadership Summit & Awards’

IIM Raipur

Kartavya, IIM Raipur’s CSR club collaborated with India CSR Network to host Chhattisgarh CSR Leadership Summit & Awards on the 24th of August. The Summit was a one of its kind gathering of corporate and CSR leaders, corporate affairs professionals, NGO leaders, and consultants from all over the country. The Summit was held to honour outstanding CSR projects in varied fields such as women empowerment, education, skill development and livelihood, environment sustainability, health, water and sanitation, post disaster rehabilitation, and water management.

 Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Govt. of Chhattisgarh graced the Summit and addressed the gathering on the core theme, ‘CSR Vision for Chhattisgarh’. Also in attendance were various eminent CSR leaders from all over the country such as Dr. Rishi Tiwari, CEO BIMTECH Foundation, Prof. Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh, Department of Humanities, O.P Jindal University, Mr. Chet Jain, Founder, Crowdera, Menlo Park, California, Ms. Nivedita Vermani, Sr. Manager Sustainability and Responsibility, Pernod Ricard India Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Sarva Mitra Sharma, Advisor, Dainik Jagran Group Chairman, Jagran Pehel, to name a few.

The event witnessed discussions on collaborative opportunities for businesses and the development sector with an eye towards social change.  Mr. Rusen Kumar, Founder, India CSR Network said that “we should not keep waiting for resources to come to us, but rather should start helping people with whatever resources we have”. Ms. Nivedita Vermani threw light on some of the major projects on which her company is working on, such as installing water ATMs, and eye care centers for truck drivers. Mr. Sarva Mitra Sharma, Advisor Dainik Jagran Group and Chairman, Jagran Pehel spoke to the audience about how one should do good for the society, tell everyone about it, and showcase it to everyone so the society can take cues from it and pass on the spirit of benevolence.

Following the addresses, various NGOs and corporate CSRs were awarded for their effective contribution to the field of social initiatives such as skill development progras, helping hands, school sanitation programs among others.  

‘CSR Award of the Decade 2018' was awarded to JSPL for their continuing CSR efforts. 

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