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The CSR Convention also featured thought-provoking panels discussions, expert sessions and conversations that delved into various aspects of corporate social responsibility. Our Keynote Speakers were the spotlight for the entire convention. They shared their expertise on sustainability, social impact, and ethical practices, highlighting the importance of aligning business goals with positive societal outcomes.Participants had the opportunity to learn about innovative CSR strategies and initiatives implemented by leading corporations, inspiring them to think creatively and make a difference in their own communities.

One of the most powerful aspects of the convention was the award ceremony for the individuals and communities who have positively affected the CSR industry. Their heartwarming tales served as a reminder of the tangible benefits that corporate social responsibility can bring to people's lives. The award categories with their winners include United Way of Baroda (Outstanding Health Care Initiative Award), Bharat Parenterals (Education For All Champion Award), Deepak Foundation (Rural Development Excellence Award), Apollo Tyres Foundation (Women Empowerment Visionary Award), Sevatirth (Diversity And Inclusion Excellence Award), Vatsalya Foundation (Skill Development Excellence Award), Desai Foundation (Economic Empowerment Excellence Award),

Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Limited (GHCL) (Disaster Response Excellence Award), Aruna Kishor Foundation (Pinnacle Of Excellence Award), Friends of Tribal Society (Pinnacle Of Excellence Award), ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India Ltd. India Ltd.(Pinnacle Of excellence Award). Altogether, 11 organizations were chosen for the above mThe atmosphere at PU on February 17, 2024, was electric with excitement and anticipation. Industry professionals, students, and representatives from various CSR Firms, NGOs & Social Work Foundations gathered to participate in the CSR convention organized by Sakshamthad Foundation, PU, and HelpAge India. The aim behind organizing the CSR Convention & Best Practices in CSR Awards was to collaborate and to support, directly or indirectly, the initiative of the participating organizations or institutions in promoting good practices in CSR. To establish a database of credible implementing outfits with whom the corporate entities as well as the donor organizations can collaborate and work. Along with this, a core committee for the Vadodara CSR Forum to be formed was also kept in mind while initiating this convention. The vibrant energy set the stage for a day filled with insightful discussions and meaningful connections.

The day began with the inauguration of Sahiyar Gram Hatt - 4. The Keynote Speakers of the CSR Convention, Mr. Kanchan Sen, Country Head, HelpAge India, Dr. Gajanand Dange ji, President, YOJAK, Mr. Utsav Parmar, Deputy Director, Doordarshan, & Mr. Vasant Gadhvi (Retd. IAS), Executive Director, Adani Foundation, along with PU’s Vice President, Dr. Geetika Madan Patel, inaugurated the exhibition cum sale of the products made by rural women across Vadodara.

entioned award category Also, their stories showcased the transformative power of purpose-driven initiatives.

The CSR Convention and Best Practices in CSR Awards at PU was a testament to the transformative potential of corporate social responsibility. Through engaging discussions, impactful stories, and a shared commitment to positive change, attendees were inspired to think differently and act boldly. As we move forward, let's carry the spirit of innovation and collaboration with us, embracing the opportunity to break barriers and create a more sustainable, inclusive world.

The CSR convention was led by Dr. Geetika Madan Patel, Vice President, Quality, Research & Health Sciences, PU. and was well coordinated by Dr. M.N.Parmar, Dean, Faculty of Social Work, PU, & Mr. Vinod Parmar, Head, Sakshamthad Foundation, PU. The convention displayed the collective efforts of the entire team of Sakshamthad Foundation,PU.

Sakshamthad Foundation, PU is grateful to all its supporters in the form of sponsors, participants, awardee, and partners as they were the pivot point in the successful execution of the convention. Special Thanks to HelpAge India, GACL, Falsan Services, & Yash Facility Services for sponsoring the convention.

If you're eager to make a difference in your own community or workplace, now is the time to start. Take the first step towards implementing CSR practices and engaging with initiatives that align with your values and goals. By working together and harnessing the power of collective action, we can create a brighter future for all.