Author: shruti

PHILOSOPHY IN PUBLIC LIFE

India’s struggle for freedom was animated by humanistic philosophy Gandhi invested the political struggle with   PRIYADARSHI DUTTA The UNESCO instituted the World Philosophy Day in 2005 to be observed on the third Thursday of November. This year the day falls on November 17. What was the need for dedicating a day to a discipline believed to be divorced from reality? “Philosophical reflection is above all a call to humility, to take a step back and engage in a reasoned dialogue, to build together the solutions to challenges that are beyond our control”, says Irina Bokova, the UNESCO’s Director...

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CSR PROFESSIONAL OF THE WEEK #7

  “The key for all corporates to maximize return from their CSR investment would be in drastic transformation from “sporadically investing resources here or there, leaving no significant impact behind” to formulating projects with identified outcomes and systems for measuring progress and results. While embarking on this journey, we must recognize that we do not just bring resources but also capacities and skills that enable all the stakeholders to spearhead social change in ways that are beyond the reach of both governmental and social sector organizations alone.” -KUMAR ANURAG PRATAP   Kumar Anurag Pratap is the CSR Leader at...

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Nuvoco Wins the FICCI CSR Jury Award for Women Empowerment

Nuvoco’s CSR initiative ‘Samridhi’ wins Special Jury Commendation in FICCI Awards   Nuvoco Vistas Corp. Ltd. (formerly Lafarge India Limited) one of the leading building materials manufacturers bagged the FICCI CSR Special Jury Commendation Award for the year 2016 – 17 in the women empowerment category at the 16th edition of FICCI CSR Award ceremony held at New Delhi. They were awarded for their project ‘Samridhi’, which has brought about economic empowerment of women in the community by engaging them in sustainable sources of livelihood.   The project has been implemented in Gangajalghati block of Bankura District (West Bengal). The project supports...

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RISING FROM THE ASHES- Laxmi Agarwal  / Uttar Pradesh

In 2005, a shy 14-year-old Laxmi Agrawal, who nursed dreams of being a singer and participating in reality TV shows, was waylaid by her 32-year-old stalker and his friends. Laxmi had rejected his advances and turned down his proposal days before the incident. The man and his friends threw acid on Laxmi’s face to teach her a lesson for her ‘arrogance’. Her stalker felt that if he destroyed her face, her fate would be worse than death, given the emphasis society places on looks, especially for women. Laxmi was left to die on a busy road, with cars hitting...

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Felicitation of MGL Unnati students – A CSR initiative of MGL

MGL Unnati, the project in its fourth batch performed remarkably with all the 30 students clearing JEE (Mains) examination and more than 50% of the students qualifying for IIT by clearing the JEE (Advance) successfully. MGL will be felicitating the17 students who cleared JEE (Advance) in 2016-17 by extending one-time scholarship support to them. Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) being a socially responsible Corporate saw the need to help meritorious children from weaker sections of the society in Maharashtra, who have the talent to compete in IIT/NIT but do not have the means to bear the expenses of costly private...

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