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Regional Assessment for JSPL Foundation’s Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman, 2019 Held

  • JSPL Foundation receives 417 Entries from all Over India for the Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman, 2019
  • Out of 112 entries received from Eastern India, 60 Entries shortlisted for Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman
  • Regional Jury Selects 10 Individuals & 10 Organizations to represent the Eastern Region in the  National Assessment to be conducted at New Delhi
  • Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman, 2019 will be conferred upon 20 Change Agents (10 individuals and 10 organizations) from across India after national jury meeting.

Bhubaneswar, July 20, 2019:

Regional level Jury meeting for 3rd Edition of Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Sammanby JSPL Foundation, the CSR arm of leading steelmaker Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL), has been held today at Kolkata. Out of the total 112 entries received for the this national level award from Eastern India, 60 entries were shortlisted and the regional jury selected 10 individuals and 10 organizations to represent the Eastern States in the National Assessment to be conducted at New Delhi in August 2019.

The Regional jury committee members composed of Mr. Snehasis Sur,President, Press Club of Kolkata, Mr. Debashis Mullick Chowdhury, Artist, Dr. Dipayan Dey, Chairman, South Asian Forum for Environment, Dr. Sandip Ghosh, Former CGM, NABARD and Mr. Sujoy Roy, Secretary, CINI-SWS. The jury evaluated the entries on the basis of the evaluation matrix based on regional and national priorities, aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).OP Jindal Global University is the Knowledge Partner of the Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman, 2019.

The Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman has been instituted by JSPL Foundation, under the guidance of its Co-Chairperson Smt. Shallu Jindal, to honor unsung heroes for their societal achievements.“The Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman is an effort to identify and honour the unsung heroes who with their Courage, Determination and a Will have defied all odds to bring about a change in the society. like the previous two editions, we have received overwhelming response from various states of India and most of the entries are truly inspiring,” said Smt. Jindal.

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The selected entries from the East will go for assessment in the National Jury meeting to be conducted in New Delhi in August 2019. After the national level evaluation 10 Individuals & Organizations will be selected and conferred upon the Prestigious Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman. An honorarium of Rs. 100,000/- (One Lakh) along with a citation will -be awarded to each winners.

This national level award will be given in 10 categories – Rural Development, Health, Education, Women Empowerment, Public Service/ Social Service, Entrepreneurship, Art and Craft, Innovation & Technology, Livelihood/Vocational, and Environment Skills- after a robust process of jury meetings at regional and national levels.

The ‘Swayamsiddh Samman’ has so far been conferred upon more than 160 grass root action leaders, both at Regional and National level. The First Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman, in 2015 had received 358 entries from across the country. Out of them 25 individuals and organizations across the country from different walks of life were felicitated with the Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman. In the second edition of the Awards, JSPL Foundation introduced the Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Jeevan Samman for lifelong inspirational and selfless service. The Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman was awarded to 12 Individuals & 9 Organizations, from across India for their societal contribution in the 11 categories. Today, these awardees have become ‘Ambassadors of Change’ and are guiding others to achieve their dreams, thus forming a human chain.

About JSPL Foundation: JSPL Foundation, pursuing its holistic social development initiatives, also acts as the CSR Arm of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL). JSPL has always strived to be a globally admired organization that enhances the quality of life of people in and around the areas of its operations through sustainable industrial development. The cornerstone of its business strategy is to achieve sustainable and profitable growth, creating in its wake prospering eco-systems around all its businesses. CSR initiatives of JSPL are carried out by the JSPL Foundation in order to give an impetus and align the existing programme with those of government and other development agencies. JSPL Foundation is an expression of the company’s vision towards sustainable growth in India. JSPL Foundation works with some of the most vulnerable and marginalized communities around the operational areas of the company, with the objective of bringing about a radical transformation in their lives and integrating them into the mainstream development process of the country through positive intervention in social upliftment programs. The Foundation focuses its efforts in key areas of Health, Education, Vocational Training, Women Empowerment, Livelihood, Livestock Care, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Youth and Sports and Infrastructure Development among others.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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