Author: csrtimes

A Socially Responsible Tea Seller

If you were earning 8,000 rupees a month and had couple of mouths to feed, how much would you spend on helping poor patients in getting admission to hospitals?  Are you crazy? With 8000 a month with four mouths to feed, how can you expect me to spend even a penny on such charity!!  Most of us would answer in a similar tone.   But, Ravi Saxena thinks otherwise. Ravi runs a tea-stall at a roadside in East Delhi’s Ghazipur area.  His monthly earning is just about Rs 8,000.  He works for 20 days a month.  What does he...

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CSR – The Tata Way

A news reporter asked Ratan Tata as to why Tatas are not making as much money as their business rivals. He was said to have replied, “We are industrialists. They are businessmen.” What TATA did for 26/11 Mumbai victims? All category of employees including those who had completed even 1 day as casuals were treated on duty during the time the hotel was closed. Relief and assistance to all those who were injured and killed The relief and assistance was extended to all those who died at the railway station, surroundings including the “Pav- Bha ji” vendor and the...

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Chalo Gaon Ki Or – Team Kafna

The joy in the eyes of 5-year old Anjali was apparent as she gladly received her present of books and colour pencils from us.  Although she was too awestruck to even say ‘thank you’, but that was immaterial for us as we knew that this gesture of ours was making a difference to Anjali and other students of this school in the vicinity of a valley located in Uttarakhand, where there are about 100 odd students who come to study everyday from half a dozen villages around. It was a call from our native village which we could not...

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Pt Madan Mohan Malaviya Awards

There are several ways to rate good governance of a country, but one of the most established parameters to judge is the ratio of earning to investment it makes on education and the outcome it delivers. In India also education commands respectable attention of the planners and therefore investment is huge in this sector. Similarly, almost every profitable organisation spends a fare share of CSR budget on education. History is testimony that in early days of industrialisation of 19th and 20th century, Tatas and Birlas both took bold initiatives in education and as a result, ‘Chair at London School...

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CSR Times appreciated in the House of Lords, London

The future of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and its sustainability in India looks quite promising, as it will create a large number of opportunities for the stakeholders. If the buzzword is any indication then there is a sincere and healthy interest in CSR and its sustainability by the companies. Compulsion can be one thing, but most of the Indian companies have already set their benchmarks in carrying out the CSR mandate in the overall interest of the society. CSR TIMES magazine has been playing an important role in highlighting the good work being done by several organizations in the...

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