Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) has been conferred with the prestigious India CSR Community Initiative award for its CSR programme for Adolescents Girls Health. Head of CSR&R department of JSPL’s Angul unit Mr. Suresh Kumar Sharma received the award from Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Director General & CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs during the Annual India CSR Awards Ceremony held at New Delhi on 6th April, 2015.
On receiving such recognition the Angul location Head and Executive Director of JSPL, Mr. Dinesh Kumar Saraogi, said “the awards acknowledge the noble contributions in the CSR domain that are raising benchmarks by bringing a radical and transformation in the development arena through innovation and excellence. We are extremely happy on receiving such a great honor and hope this will definitely boost the morale of our employees”.
The award winning case study was based on “Kishori Express: A unique & innovative initiative to control IMR/MMR and promote safe motherhood in rural areas of Angul district through timely detection and control of female adolescent anemia. And, so far, it has tested and educated more than 21000 adolescent girls of Angul district”.
JSPL’s CSR programme is Kishori Express – an adolescent anaemia control drive on wheels with the aim of timely detection and rectification of anaemia among adolescent girls for enabling them to attain safe motherhood in future. The Van is equipped with HB testing facility, an inbuilt touch screen-audio-visual awareness building quiz system and nutrition kit supplement facility. It covers 321 villages encompassing two revenue blocks of Angul District.
INDIACSR Community Initiative Award (Based on Case Studies) is a milestone and an iconic event that acknowledges the unique and extraordinary contributions in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) domain.
Recently JSPL, Odisha Units have received several coveted awards such as the Golden Peacock CSR Award, GreenTech Platinum Awards on CSR & HR, Naxatra Award of Excellence and GreenTech Award for Environment. Last Year Mr. Saraogi was presented with ‘Odisha INC Best CEO Award’ and ‘Corporate Leadership Award’.