In a tough competition among close to 350 participants, 36 Corporate firms have emerged as the winners of the prestigious BT-CSR Excellence Awards 2016 in 23 categories organised by Bureaucracy Today on July 14 at Hotel Shangri La in New Delhi.
This is the first ever recognition been conferred by a media organisation in India on such a huge platform to Corporate firms for their contribution in uplifting the weaker sections of the society as well as working towards environment sustainability.
The event offered a unique and rare opportunity to all the stakeholders to showcase the CSR works being done by them which are bringing a positive change in the society and making India a better place to live in.
The event drew together most influential personalities in the Government, including Union Ministers, MPs, Corporate honchos, senior secretaries, top bureaucrats and the CMDs of top public sector undertakings.
Anant Geete, Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises was the Chief Guest of the event.
National Thermal Power Corporation and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd won the BT-CSR Excellence Awards 2016 in the Swachh Bharat category, while four companies – Cairn India, Delhi Aviation Fuel Facility Private Limited, Tech Mahindra Foundation and Hindustan Insecticides Limited – won the award in the Skill India category
The Dainik Bhaskar Group bagged the honour in Using Tech for Social Welfare category, while Utkal Aluminium International Ltd won the award in the category of Women Empowerment.
The award in Promoting Education category was shared by Sony India Private Ltd, Hindalco Industries Limited and Chambal Fertilisers and Chemical Limited.
Canon India Private Ltd won the honour for their exemplary work done towards promoting education.
Sony India, Cochin Shipyard Limited and PowerGrid of India received the award in the category of Rural Development, while Aircel bagged the honour in the category of Animal Welfare.
UFLEX Limited got the award for Promotion of Sports, while the FACT received it for their commendable work in Emission Reduction.
Mjunction Services Limited and LAFARGE India Limited received the award for Innovations in CSR Practices category, ACC Madukkarai Cement Work and Apollo Tyres Ltd bagged the honour in the category of Waste Management.
Award in the category of Sustainable Livelihood Project was bagged by Hindalco Industries Limited, while the honour for best work done in the field of Water Augmentation was received by VA Tech WABAG Limited.
The prestigious CSR Company of the year in Private Sector award went to the ACC limited, while the CSR Public Sector enterprise of the year award was NTPC.
Tata Business Support Services Ltd bagged the award in the category of CSR oriented Chairman/CMD/CEO/COO of the year, while the Best Performing PSE CSE Head was the CMD of the Cochin Shipyard Limited.
Wadia Group and the Dainik Bhaskar Group received the award in for their exemplary work done in the field of care of the aged/senior citizens, while the honour went to Finolex Industries for their contribution towards bringing a positive change in the lives of the Physically Challenged.
Mahanagar Gas Limited won the award for their remarkable work done for the homeless.
Four companies won the award for the Promotion of Healthcare. These are Northern Coalfields Limited, Rashtriya Chemical and Fertilizers Ltd, Wockhardt Foundation and DLF Foundation.
Numaligarh Refinery and IIFL Foundation received the award in the category of Eradicating Poverty, while Capgemini India Pvt Limited won the award in the category of Care and Protection of the Girl Child.
The eminent jury members for the BT-CSR Excellence Awards-2016 comprise Sunil Kanoria, President, ASSOCHAM; Dr Arbind Prasad, DG, FICCI; Ajay Shriram, President, CII (2014-2015); Sunil Arora, IAS (R ), former Secretary Information and Broadcasting Ministry; RS Sharma, former CMD, ONGC; Khurshid Ganai, IAS, Chairman J&K Public Service Commission.