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Mahatma Award News:

Mahatma Award to honour social impact leaders and organizations 

 

Hindustan Times, India, January 22: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others''. These simple yet highly thought-provoking words by Mahatma Gandhi have inspired millions across the world to help those in need. Inspired by the spirit of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the Mahatma Award celebrates social impact leaders and change-makers across the globe. These organizations work towards making an impact and leading the way to a sustainable future.

The Mahatma Award is founded and constituted by Amit Sachdeva, more famously known as ‘The CSR Man of India’. Mr. Sachdeva is a stout Gandhian and echoes the principles of Mahatma Gandhi. Amit Sachdeva, the Indian Social Entrepreneur and philanthropist, is an expert in the subject matter of corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Sachdeva played a pivotal role in lobbying for the CSR Bill, 2013 and continues to invest in various NGO and NPOs across the world.

he Mahatma Award is founded and constituted by Mahatma Gandhi follower Amit Sachdeva

Live Mint India, January 22: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others''. These simple yet highly thought-provoking words by Mahatma Gandhi have inspired millions across the world to help those in need. Inspired by the spirit of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the Mahatma Award celebrates social impact leaders and change-makers across the globe. These organizations work towards making an impact and leading the way to a sustainable future.

Delhi deputy chief Manisha Sisodia awarded for work in education

TIMES 0F INDIA | NEW DELHI: Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday  ..
 

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Pune’s Dr, Vinita Apte receives ‘Mahatma Award’

 

Indian Express News Service | Pune | January 31, 2021 10:53:28 pm Dr. Vinita Apte, founder and president the of TERRE Policy Centre, a Pune-based organisation working in the field of environment conservation, was honoured with the ‘Mahatma Award’ on Saturday. The Mahatma Award is internationally awarded by the Mahatma Award Committee to promote the work of individuals and organisations, across the world, that have made significant contributions to society in the field of environmental conservation.

The Mahatma Award was established by social entrepreneur and social activist Amit Sachdev, director of New York-based Liveweek Foundation, who is also known as the ‘CSR man of India’ for his advocacy for the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Bill in India. The award was given by Shallu Jindal, president, of the Jindal Steel Foundation, in the presence of Sachdev in Delhi.

Kohler Co.’s Innovation For Good Program Recognized as Changemaker with 2018 Mahatma Award

 

KOHLER, WIS. (PRWEB) OCTOBER 16, 2018 Kohler Co. has been presented with a 2018 Mahatma Award for Social Good for its “Innovation for Good” (IfG) efforts. Laura Kohler, Senior Vice President-Human Resources, Stewardship & Sustainability for Kohler Co., accepted the award on behalf of IfG and Kohler Co. in New York City during the recently held UN General Assembly.

The Mahatma Awards for Social Good spotlight changemakers and are awarded annually to individuals or organizations committed to addressing complex social issues like safe water, sanitation, disease, poverty and hunger.

Kohler’s Innovation for Good program is an innovation incubator focused on developing and implementing sustainable business solutions to address some of the most pressing problems related to safe water, safe sanitation and reliable power. The IFG team catalyzes new ideas for UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 6, 7 and 12 by bringing together Kohler associates and business leaders from various functions across the company and around the world to incubate and implement breakthrough solutions to real-world problems.

Jindal Steel And Power Limited Conferred With Mahatma Award 2020

 

New Delhi [India], February 1 (ANI): Chairman of Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL), Naveen Jindal on Monday has been conferred with the prestigious Mahatma Award 2020 for its humanitarian effort to support the communities and local administration in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Shallu Jindal, Chairperson of JSPL Foundation, the social arm of JSPL, received the award today at India International Centre, New Delhi.


Thanking the jury members for the award, Shallu Jindal said, "As a responsible corporate citizen, we launched Mission Zero Hunger in and around the operational geographies of JSPL and also in the National Capital to ensure that none is sleeping on an empty stomach because of COVID-19 induced human misery. We could also insulate the local community from loss of livelihood and ensured access to everyday cash income during this wage crunch period."
The press release by JSPL stated, "During the pandemic, the JSPL Foundation extended the customized rehabilitation training to more than 3000 children with special needs at its Rehabilitation Centres called as Asha-The Hope. JSPL also provided medically required oxygen for use by various COVID-19 hospitals and contributed Rs 25 crores to PM-CARES fund to fight the global pandemic."


Inspired by the spirit of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the Mahatma Award celebrates social impact leaders and change-makers across the globe. These organizations work towards making an impact and leading the way to a sustainable future.


The Mahatma Award is founded and constituted by Amit Sachdeva, more famously known as 'The CSR Man of India'. Sachdeva is a stout Gandhian and echoes the principles of Mahatma Gandhi. Amit Sachdeva, the Indian Social Entrepreneur and philanthropist, is an expert in the subject matter of corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Sachdeva played a pivotal role in lobbying for the CSR Bill, 2013 and continues to invest in various NGOs and NPOs across the world. (ANI)

Keysight Technologies Wins Mahatma Award 2020 for CSR Excellence

 

BANGALORE, India, February 10, 2021 /CSRwire/– Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that it has been presented with the prestigious Mahatma Award 2020 for its efforts towards building a better planet by employing a global business framework of ethical, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible operations.

The Mahatma Award was established by social entrepreneur and social activist Amit Sachdev, director of New York-based Liveweek Foundation, known as ‘The CSR Man of India’, for his advocacy of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Bill in India. Mr. Sudhir Tangri, vice president and general manager, Keysight Technologies India, accompanied by Naresh N Asnani, Keysight’s Country Manager, Communications and CSR, accepted the award from Amit Sachdev in Delhi, considering the intent, commitment, project impact, sustainability and scalability of the CSR programs undertaken by the company.

REC Limited conferred the Mahatma Award for CSR Excellence 2020

 

New Delhi (30.01.2021): REC Limited was conferred with the “Mahatma Award for CSR Excellence 2020” for its endeavours in the fields of education, nutrition, health, and the extensive humanitarian efforts undertaken to provide relief from the Covid-19 pandemic. On behalf of REC Limited, Dr SN Srinivas, CEO - REC Foundation, received the award. Some of the prominent people who were honored with the Mahatma Award at the ceremony held on Mahatma Gandhi 73rd death anniversary were Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and actress Shabana Azmi among others.

Abu Dhabi association wins Mahatma Award for Covid-19 service

Khaleej Times /Abu Dhabi, January 31, 2021 ISC president Yogish Prabhu received the award from Shallu Jindal, chairperson, JSPL Foundation, at an in-person event held in New Delhi, India, to mark the 73rd death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Established in 2017 by social entrepreneur and philanthropist Amit Sachdeva, the award honours individuals and organisations making a positive impact on society. Past recipients include industrialist Ratan Tata, philanthropist Rajashree Birla, Twitter for Good, Reliance Foundation, and Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, among others.

Since the start of the pandemic, the ISC supported the needy by distributing more than 50,000 free food kits, over 2,000 personal protective equipment and 1,000 sanitisers and masks.

Life Time Achievement Award To Film Actress Shabana Azmi 

महात्मा गांधी की 73वीं पुण्यतिथि पर दिल्ली में आदित्य बिरला समूह ने प्रख्यात फिल्म अभिनेत्री एवं पूर्व राज्यसभा सांसद शबाना आजमी को लाइफ टाइम एचीवमेंट पुरस्कार से नवाजा है। वहीं, कैफी आजमी की संस्था मिजवां वेलफेयर सोसाइटी को कोविड-19 के दौरान किए गए साहसिक कार्यों के लिए महात्मा अवार्ड से सम्मानित किया गया है। 

78 Impact Leaders, Change Makers and Organizations awarded with prestigious Mahatma Award 2020

Company CSR - 4 February, 2021 “In a gentle way, you can shake the world”. These simple yet powerful words by Mahatma Gandhi came alive on January 30th ‘2021 on his 73rd martyr day, when 78 Impact Leaders, Change Makers and Organizations, who are shaking the world gently yet making a powerful social impactwere awardedwith prestigious Mahatma Award 2020 at an award ceremony in New Delhi.

The host city was of course Delhi, the national capital of Indiaand the award were presented by Mr. Amit Sachdeva, Founder, Mahatma Award along with Mr. Manish Sisodia, HonourableDeputy Chief Minister, Delhi and Ms. Shallu Jindal, Chairperson, JSPL Foundation. The award ceremony was started with a message by Padma Bhushan, Mrs. Rajashree Birla, Chairperson, Aditya Birla Group congratulating the recipients, followed by congratulatory message by Mrs Radhika Bharatram, Jt. Vice – Chairperson of The Shri Ram schools.