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Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award for Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility

JSPL Foundation received Mahatma Award for CSR excellence and Social good
Bhubaneswar, October 1, 2019: 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”.
 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 .
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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.

About Ashok Palit

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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