New Delhi: JSPL Foundation’s co-chairperson Shallu Jindal was conferred with the Mahatma Award for Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility Tuesday. Jindal was given the award for her “contribution and commitment to improving the quality of life of the people in rural India”.
The award was presented by Padma Bhushan awardee philanthropist Rajashree Birla. At the same event, the JSPL Foundation was given the Mahatma Award for ‘CSR excellence and social good’.
Thanking the jury for the award, Shallu Jindal said, “This prestigious award will make us more responsive and more sensitive to address the needs of the underprivileged and socially vulnerable in a comprehensive approach.”
Shallu Jindal was also recently awarded the ‘Best CSR Practices Award 2019’ for Social Entrepreneurship by CMO Asia at Singapore and Aekalavya Award 2019. She is the vice-president of Flag Foundation of India and has also compiled two books ‘The Tiranga’ and ‘Freedom’. She is also the former chairperson of the National Bal Bhavan and the Founder President of Young FICCI Ladies Organisation and (YFLO). She has also founded the Jindal Art Institute.
The JSPL Foundation is the CSR arm of Naveen Jindal-led Jindal Steel.
The Mahatma Award is presented annually to organisations and individuals making sustainable progress keeping social responsibility a part of its operations “with the goal of making a lasting impact on the health of the planet and its people”. The award, named after Mahatma Gandhi, has no connection with him or any member of his family.