Regional Assessment for JSPL Foundation's Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman, 2019 Held

Regional level Jury meeting for 3rd Edition of Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Sammanby JSPL Foundation, the CSR arm of leading steelmaker Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL), has been held today at Hyderabad. Out of the total 97 entries received for the this national level award from South Indian States, 60 entries were shortlisted and the regional jury selected 10 individuals and 10 organizations to represent the South India in the National Assessment to be conducted at New Delhi in August 2019.
The Regional jury committee members composed of Dr. Sreepati Ramudu, Professor, CSSEIP, School of Social Sciences, University of Hyderabad; Prof. B. Balaswamy, Chairperson, Board of Studies, Department of Journalism & Mass Communication, Osmania University  Shanthi Venkat ,Executive Director, Vidhyas Centre for the Special Children; Dr. Ram Mohan Holagundi, Founder & Director, NISHUMBITA, Hyderabad; and. Pratima Sinha,  Chief Executive Officer, DSR Education Society.
JSPL's Group Head (CSR & Sustainability)  Prashant Kumar Hota briefed the Jury about the concept and objective of Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman and requested the members to independently assess the entries. 
The Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman has been instituted by JSPL Foundation, under the guidance of its Co-Chairperson Smt. Shallu Jindal, to honor unsung heroes for their societal achievements.“The Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman is an effort to identify and honour the unsung heroes who with their Courage, Determination and a Will have defied all odds to bring about a change in the society. like the previous two editions, we have received overwhelming response from various states of India and most of the entries are truly inspiring," said Smt. Jindal.
OP Jindal Global University is the Knowledge Partner of the Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman, 2019.
The selected entries from the South Region will go for assessment in the National Jury meeting to be conducted in New Delhi in August 2019. After the national level evaluation 10 Individuals & Organizations will be selected and conferred upon the Prestigious Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman. An honorarium of Rs. 100,000/- (One Lakh) along with a citation will -be awarded to each winners.
This national level award will be given in 10 categories - Rural Development, Health, Education, Women Empowerment, Public Service/ Social Service, Entrepreneurship, Art and Craft, Innovation & Technology, Livelihood/Vocational, and Environment Skills- after a robust process of jury meetings at regional and national levels.
The ‘Swayamsiddh Samman’ has so far been conferred upon more than 160 grass root action leaders, both at Regional and National level. The First Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman, in 2015 had received 358 entries from across the country. Out of them 25 individuals and organizations across the country from different walks of life were felicitated with the Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman. In the second edition of the Awards, JSPL Foundation introduced the Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Jeevan Samman for lifelong inspirational and selfless service. The Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman was awarded to 12 Individuals & 9 Organizations, from across India for their societal contribution in the 11 categories. Today, these awardees have become ‘Ambassadors of Change’ and are guiding others to achieve their dreams, thus forming a human chain.

About JSPL FoundationJSPL Foundation, pursuing its holistic social development initiatives, also acts as the CSR Arm of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL). JSPL has always strived to be a globally admired organization that enhances the quality of life of people in and around the areas of its operations through sustainable industrial development. The cornerstone of its business strategy is to achieve sustainable and profitable growth, creating in its wake prospering eco-systems around all its businesses. CSR initiatives of JSPL are carried out by the JSPL Foundation in order to give an impetus and align the existing programme with those of government and other development agencies. JSPL Foundation is an expression of the company’s vision towards sustainable growth in India. JSPL Foundation works with some of the most vulnerable and marginalized communities around the operational areas of the company, with the objective of bringing about a radical transformation in their lives and integrating them into the mainstream development process of the country through positive intervention in social upliftment programs. The Foundation focuses its efforts in key areas of Health, Education, Vocational Training, Women Empowerment, Livelihood, Livestock Care, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Youth and Sports and Infrastructure Development among others.     

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