Raipur(thestates.news): Leading steelmaker Jindal Steel & Power (JSP) was declared as the Winner of the prestigious CSR Journal Excellence Award 2022, under the category of Education and Skill Development for its Special Education Programme “Asha – the Hope” for DiyangJan, held at Mumbai on 25th February 2023.
Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr Eknath Shinde graced the event and applauded the Corporates for various inclusive development programs under their CSR initiatives. The Chief Minister congratulated the Winners and the Runner up awardees and appreciated the Grand Jury for adopting a stringent selection process.
On behalf of the Company and its CSR Arm JSP Foundation Mr Prashant Hota, President & JSP’s Group Head CSR & Education received the Award in National Stock Exchange Auditorium, Mumbai.
Congratulating the Team CSR for receiving the prestigious Award, Chairperson of JSP Foundation Ms Shallu Jindal said, “Asha the Hope, the Flagship Programme of JSP Foundation for rehabilitating and mainstreaming the DivyangJan is close to my heart. We chase our dream for an Inclusive India where none should be left out from the basic needs of life. Education is the building block of Civilizations and I strongly believe that our Digyang Children and Citizens will continue to be nation builders, if we all discharge our responsibility to support them with inclusive measures, appropriate rehabilitation and special education. I am thankful to the Jury for recognizing our work and selecting us as the Winner of this prestigious CSR Journal Excellence Award”.
Asha the Hope Programme, run by JSP Foundation in Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, is a flagship CSR initiative of JSP. Under this program, Centre-based therapeutic and rehabilitation services such as occupational therapy, speech training, special education and skill training are given to children with special needs. More than 5000 children are being rehabilitated and encompassed under a holistic special education initiative.
Recently, JSP has been honoured with various awards, including the Golden Peacock Award 2022 for its excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility activities in the Steel Sector and FICCI CSR Special Commendation Award for its efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company has been declared as winner of the recently announced National CSR Award by the Ministry of Corporate Affair, Government of India in two categories.