New Delhi: SJVN Limited has been conferred with the 13th CIDC Vishwakarma Awards 2022 in the categories of ‘Corona Warriors Award’ and ‘Partners in Progress.’ These awards have been conferred to SJVN for exceptional contributions and initiatives in Health and Hygiene, Education & Skill Development, Infrastructural development, and Sustainable development under its corporate social responsibility (CSR). Besides these two awards, SJVN’s Director (Personnel) and Chairman of SJVN Foundation Geeta Kapur has also been honored with ‘CIDC Chairman’s Commendation Trophy in the Individual Capacity.’
These awards have been received by Kapur, from CIDC’s Director-General Dr PR Swarup in a glittering function held at New Delhi.
SJVN’s CMD Nand Lal Sharma stated that it is a proud moment for the organisation and getting these awards is the testimony of the Par Excellence CSR contributions made by SJVN. Sharma stated that SJVN has always been in the forefront in its role as a responsible corporate citizen and has been pioneering CSR activities towards its stakeholders and society. Since its inception SJVN has spent more than Rs 340 crores in various CSR activities in the verticals of education, health, sanitation, infrastructural development, women and child care, sustainability, assistance during natural calamities etc.
Sharma stated that, at the very outset, SJVN had perceived the threat of the Global Pandemic (COVID-19) and promptly initiated a dispersal of relief and aid measures which included financial assistance to central and state governments. Sharma further apprised that SJVN also strengthened the cold chain infrastructure for COVID vaccination in the State of Himachal Pradesh. In addition to this financial support to Government Hospitals for medical equipment like ventilators, oxygen concentrators, oximeters, and fowler beds, the establishment of isolation beds was also extended.
While Geeta Kapur informed that SJVN Limited liberally distributed Safety and Hygiene items like masks, gloves, PPE Kits, sanitizer, disinfectants etc. to the masses in peak COVID times. Besides, during that period, food items were also generously provided to the needy as well as to various CORONA warriors during the pandemic and uninterrupted medical services at the doorsteps of the local communities were ensured.
The Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC), has been set up jointly by the Planning Commission, the Government of India & the Indian Construction Industry. It is an umbrella organisation for the construction industry in India that undertakes a wide range of activities to benefit the industry.
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