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HCL’s Pan India Symposiums for better understanding of CSR

HCL’s Pan India Symposiums for better understanding of CSR

Nidhi Pundhir, Director, CSR Head, HCL Foundation

The HCL Grant: Pan India Symposiums” is visiting 10 cities. The objective of the nationwide symposiums is to drive inclusive development models that are innovative, add equitable value and help NGOs gain better understanding on the CSR law and CSR. The second in the series was held on May 22, 2017, at Mumbai with eminent panelists such as Dr Bhaskar Chatterjee, former Director General & CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs; Dr Meena Galliara, Director, Centre for Sustainability Management and Social Entrepreneurship, NMIMS; Dr Hiren Desai and Mayuri Misra. The finale of first and second edition of HCL Grant in the year 2015 and 2016 witnessed the presence of President of India Pranab Mukherjee and Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley, respectively who felicitated the winners and complimented HCL on the institutionalization of a mechanism for Corporate Social Responsibility through HCL Grant. Speaking on the occasion, Nidhi Pundhir, Director, CSR-Head, HCL Foundation, said, “These capacity building symposiums have been designed to educate and strengthen the NGOs that strive for transformation by doing commendable work in rural India in education, health and environment sectors. The main objective of HCL Grant is meant to support such NGOs that reach out to marginalized, povertystruck, isolated and underdeveloped rural communities, and achieve sustainable socioeconomic development. NGOs are the leaders of change. We applaud their efforts and commitment towards nation building. In the second season, we came across some remarkable work done by these leaders in the sectors of education, environment and health care. Through HCL Grant, we wish to reach out to more and more NGOs to support them in building a better tomorrow.”