Build­ing New In­dia

Assocham Bulletin - - INDUSTRY -

AS­SOCHAM or­gan­ised its ' 9th Global CSR Sum­mitcum-Re­spon­si­ble Or­gan­i­sa­tion Ex­cel­lence Awards 2016-17' on Septem­ber 27,2017in New Delhi. The sum­mit was in­au­gu­rated by the chief guest Mr. Arjun Ram Megh­wal, Hon'ble MoS, Min­istry of Par­lia­men­tary Af­fairs & Min­istry of Wa­ter Re­sources& Ganga Re­ju­ve­na­tion along with Mr. San­deep Ja­jo­dia, Pres­i­dent, Mr. D. S. Rawat, Sec­re­taryGen­eral, AS­SOCHAM, MsPreeti Mal­ho­tra, Chair­per­son, AS­SOCHAM Na­tional Coun­cil for Cor­po­rate Af­fairs & CSR.

The ob­jec­tive of the Sum­mit was to dis­cuss and de­lib­er­ate upon how re­spon­si­ble­busi­nesses, as part of their Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­i­ties (CSR) can in­no­va­tively con­trib­ute to the "New In­dia" vi­sion of the Hon'ble Prime Min­is­ter, Mr. Naren­dra Modi.

Wel­come ad­dress was de­liv­ered by Mr. San­deep Ja­jo­dia, Pres­i­dent, AS­SOCHAM & Chair­man and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Mon­net Group. Theme ad­dress was de­liv­ered by MsPreeti Mal­ho­tra, Chair­per­son, AS­SOCHAM Na­tional Coun­cil for Cor­po­rate Af­fairs & CSR and ED, Smart Global Group; fol­lowed by the key note ad­dress by Mr. Akhil Bansal, Deputy CEO, KPMG, In­dia. Mr. Arjun Ram Megh­wal, en­light­ened the par­tic­i­pants by his in­au­gu­ral ad­dress fol­lowed by con­clud­ing re­marks and vote of thanks by Mr. Vi­jaySachdeva,Co-chair­man, AS­SOCHAM Na­tional Coun­cil for Cor­po­rate Af­fairs & CSR and Found­ing Part­ner, Verita Man­age­ment Ad­vi­sors. The ASSOCHAMCSR­com­pendium 2016-17,was also re­leased dur­ing the side­lines of the event.

The panel dis­cus­sion on the theme "Re­spon­si­ble Busi­ness

: Build­ing New In­dia" was mod­er­ated by Mr. Sid­dharth Zarabi, Ex­ec­u­tive Edi­tor, BTVI and pan­el­lists in­cluded Mr. Vi­jay Chadda, Chief Ex­ec­u­tiveOf­fi­cer, Bharti Foun­da­tion, Ms Jaishree Goyal, Head - CSR, An­gelique In­ter­na­tional Lim­ited, MsMalini Gupta, Pro­gram Di­rec­tor, RBS Foun­da­tion In­dia & Vi­cePres­i­dent Sus­tain­abil­ity, Royal Bank of Scot­land, Dr. Praveen Ag­gar­wal, Co-Founder, Conso­cia Ad­vi­sory, Ms. Bisha­lakhiGhosh, Co-Founder and Di­rec­tor, GIV CEN­TRAL and Mr. Ra­jib Ku­mar Deb­nath, In­de­pen­dent Man­age­ment Ex­pert.

Later dur­ing the day, Mr. Arjun Ram Megh­wal, con­ferred the AS­SOCHAM 9th Re­spon­si­ble Or­gan­i­sa­tion Ex­cel­lence Awards 2016-17.

Un­der the cat­e­gory of Pri­vate Sec­tor Com­pa­nies Larsen & Toubro Lim­ited was de­clared the win­ner and Pi­ra­mal En­ter­prises Lim­ited as run­ners' up. Un­der the cat­e­gory of Pub­lic Sec­tor Com­pa­nies, Bharat Elec­tron­ic­sLimited was de­clared the win­ner and ONGC Lim­ited as run­ners' up.

Also, in recog­ni­tion of the com­mend­able CSR Projects im­ple­mented by the com­pa­nies, the cer­tifi­cate of ap­pre­ci­a­tion were awarded to Capgem­ini Tech­nol­ogy Ser­vices In­dia Lim­ited, Delhi In­ter­na­tional Air­port Limit­edGMR Var­alak­shmi Foun­da­tion, Hin­dus­tan Unilever Lim­ited, In­dian Oil Cor­po­ra­tion Ltd, Nar­mada Jhabua Grameen Bank, RelianceIn­dus­tries Lim­ited, YES BANK and Nar­mada Jhabua Grameen Bank .

The sum­mit was well at­tended by 120 par­tic­i­pants in­clud­ing CSR heads from var­i­ous cor­po­rates, NGO's and academia.

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