The CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2023
Mumbai, December 15th, 2023: Hon’ble Defence Minister of India Shri Rajnath Singh was the Chief Guest and Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Eknath Shinde was the Guest of Honour at the 6th Edition of The CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2023. The awards ceremony was hosted on the 9th December, 2023, at The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Dalal Street, Mumbai. As it has been since the very inception, this year also, the theme for our awards was ‘India First’ with a focus on Youth Empowerment.
Addressing a gathering of over 600 citizens including senior bureaucrats, public representatives, social activists, youth leaders, artists, members of India Inc. and meritorious students representing the future of our nation at the 6th edition of The CSR Journal Excellence Awards, the Hon’ble Defence Minister of India Shri Rajnath Singh expressed, “India has had a tradition of social welfare and philanthropy since ancient times of the sages. India is a country where if you face any kind of problem or unfortunate incident, your neighbors will be the first to come and support you voluntarily. Even strangers come forward to rescue road accident victims and take them to the hospital. This shared humanity makes us treat everyone as our own and we follow ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ where we consider people across the world as our family. The CSR Journal since its very inception in 2014 has been a source of inspiration and information for a lot of people, encouraging them to come forward and work for social upliftment. It is very important to recognise those people who are contributing for the betterment of the society and The CSR Journal deserves mention for that.”
Addressing the audience, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Eknath Shinde said, “In our country, there is an ancient tradition of charity and responsibility towards the society. Even today, when we donate something for charity, it is done without any publicity. Programmes like this are necessary to encourage more people to come forward for social welfare and The CSR Journal Excellence Awards is doing this work very sincerely. We live in the world’s biggest democracy and it is our duty to support the weaker sections of the society and help the needy. While the Central Government and State Government is doing this, the awardees of this evening are also doing a commendable job for social welfare be it in the field of education, child welfare, women empowerment, agriculture, healthcare and other fields. I would also congratulate noted actor Aamir Khan, who is present here with us today, who along with his team is doing a very good job to ensure water in remote rural areas.”
The Chief Minister also congratulated Amit Upadhyay, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The CSR Journal for recognising Corporate Social Responsibility and philanthropy through The CSR Journal Excellence Awards every year.
“I would like to express my gratitude to our Hon’ble Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh who has travelled all the way to Mumbai only to grace The CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2023. His presence is both an honor and an inspiration to us. It is a great blessing that the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra is here with us today. As The CSR Journal approaches its 10th anniversary, it feels as though we have only just begun. Every honoree present is significantly advancing social service inside their respective fields of expertise. While Corporate Social Responsibility is mandated by law, it is ultimately up to us to implement it. You don’t need a law to help others; all you need is intention and effort,” expressed Amit Upadhyay, Founder and Editor-in Chief, The CSR Journal.
Superstar of Indian Cinema Aamir Khan graced The CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2023 as a Special Guest, while his daughter Ira Khan was honoured with The CSR Journal Excellence Awards for her notable work in the field of mental health through Agatsu Foundation.
Speaking on stage, Aamir Khan said, “Today I have come here as a guest. I have come here as a father only to witness the respect Ira is getting. I would like to congratulate all the winners of this award but today, my place is over there (pointing at the audience).”
The prestigious event was hosted by Popular Radio Personality ‘Mumbai Ki Rani’ Malishka Mendonsa aka RJ Malishka who kept the audience enthralled with her exuberant presentation. Indian Mentalist and Magician Suhani Shah left the audience surprised by her unique thought reading skills. Talented singer Annkur Pathak and his team left everyone mesmerised with their soulful rendition.
India mandated Corporate Social Responsibility in 2014, and since then the field has seen enormous growth potential for human development. With an aim to recognise the efforts of India Inc. in CSR, The CSR Journal Excellence Awards are organised annually.
Hon’ble Defence Minister of India Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Eknath Shinde, Hon’ble Minister for Forest, Cultural Affairs, Fisheries, Government of Maharashtra Shri Sudhir Mungantiwar and our Hon’ble Jury Members felicitated the winners across 6 categories including Education & Skill Training, Health & Sanitation, Environment, Women Empowerment & Child Welfare, Agriculture & Rural Development and Sports.
The top six winners are Gland Pharma Limited, BALCO Medical Centre (Vedanta Medical Research Foundation), Coca-Cola India Foundation, Tata Communications Limited, Hindalco Industries Ltd., Renukoot and Jindal Steel & Power from the respective categories.
The CSR Journal Excellence Awards 2023 – List of Winners
|Education and Skill Training
|Gland Pharma Limited
|Women Empowerment & Child Welfare
|Tata Communications Limited
|IndusInd Bank Limited
|Parexel International (India) Private Limited
|Agriculture & Rural Development
|Hindalco Industries Ltd., Renukoot
|United Breweries Limited
|BALCO Medical Centre (Vedanta Medical Research Foundation)
|Health and Sanitation
|Tata Capital Financial Services Limited
|ICICI Lombard General Insurance Limited
|Coca-Cola India Foundation
|Dabur India Limited