DLF Foundation CEO receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Excerpt: Under Lt. Gen. Rajender Singh, DLF Foundation has bagged several national and international awards in recognition of its continued commitment to social welfare in healthcare, education and environmental sustainability sectors.

For exemplary services towards social welfare of the underprivileged, security and peace keeping, Lt. Gen. Rajender Singh, the CEO of DLF Foundation, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at Global CSR Excellence and Leadership Awards held at CSR Conclave in Mumbai.

The Lt. General won several accolades during his four decades of exemplary service and even headed the largest arm of the Indian Army as the Director General of Infantry. Right on top of his numerous prestigious national and international assignments was being the Force Commander of the United Nations Peace Keeping Forces in Ethiopia & Eritrea from 2004 to 2006—an honour only 12 Indians have had since independence.

Lt. General Singh also played a vital role in expanding DLF Foundation’s outreach in its infancy in 2009. He is known to have guided the Foundation through its initial stages into one of India’s leading CSR initiatives.

On receiving the award from Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Lt. Gen. Rajender Singh expressed his observations and views on sustainable growth- “To sustain growth in the long-term, there is a call for action from businesses in India to go beyond the aspect of mitigating their personalized impacts. The country needs them to play a more important role in equitable and inclusive socio-economic development of the country. Businesses should utilize their management expertise and investments in innovation through research and development to address issues aligned to the national priorities. The topmost contribution could be in the area of skilling and up skilling of the population, particularly women and youth. Another major area for intervention is Education and quality education right from the primary level. Following Education is quality and affordable healthcare because it is pertinent that our human resources from different social strata are leading a healthy life”, he said.

Under Lt. Gen. Rajender Singh, DLF Foundation has bagged several national and international awards in recognition of its continued commitment to social welfare in healthcare, education and environmental sustainability sectors.

Earlier this year, the Foundation was conferred with Golden Peacock Award, Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Award and Greentech Award- just to name a few!

   

DLF Foundation Conferred Golden Peacock CSR Award 2015

DLF Foundation Conferred ‘Golden Peacock CSR Award 2015’

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to announce that the internationally acclaimed Golden Peacock Award 2015 was conferred on DLF Foundation at the 10th International Conference on CSR held at a glittering ceremony in Mumbai on 5 February 2016. The award was presented by Hon’ble Minister of Rural Development and Women & Child Development, Government of Maharashtra, Ms. Pankaja Gopinathrao Munde. The Award Jury was chaired by Former Chief Justice of India, Justice M N Venkatachaliah, and comprised of other eminent personalities such as Former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India, Justice P. N. Bhagwati and Former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Dr. Arijit Pasayat.

The Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility recognized DLF Foundation’s innovations in its Nurturing Talent Programme, Skill-a Million Programme, Village Cluster Development Programme, Swachh Haryana Programme and Urban Underprivileged Programme.

On this occasion I would like to complement the entire team of DLF Foundation for their hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence which has helped DLF achieve this success. This award will act as a great source of encouragement and inspiration to continue to work with zeal and enthusiasm in all our future endeavours.

Lt Gen Rajender Singh (Retd.)
CEO

The Director General of Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat, Dr. A. N. Saksena, commented on DLF Foundation’s initiatives; “Your unique CSR initiatives including Nurturing talent programme, Village cluster development program, Swachh Haryana programme, Skill development programme for the community has brought attention of all Jury members. Also Nurturing Talent Program is the Special Social Project with objective to promote quality education among the talented or gifted children from underprivileged families to enable them to become leaders in their own chosen area of excellence has been highly appreciated.”

Lt Gen Rajender Singh addressing the audience
   
DLF Foundation stall at the conference

Speaking on the theme ‘Making CSR Work for Business’, Lt Gen Rajender Singh said;
“CSR should not be just an add on or charity driven initiative. It needs to be built on a fundamental assumption that businesses must play an indispensable role alongside government, civil society and communities to solve complex national development challenges. Corporations need to believe in creating value for the underprivileged sections of the society, to enable them to lead a life with dignity. Also, as per the vision of Chairman, Dr. K. P. Singh, DLF Foundation’s initiatives must be aligned with the national priorities set forth by the government and they must concentrate on nation building.”

DLF Foundation put up a stall at the Innovation Market Place at the Conference venue and shared its good practices with regards to the major initiatives such as the Integrated Nurturing Talent Programme, Skill Development Programme, Village Cluster Development Programme, Swachh Haryana Abhiyan and the Urban Underprivileged Programme.

The event was attended by over 300 guests including senior government officials, industry stalwarts, bureaucrats, media houses and the civil society. Golden Peacock Awards, instituted by the Institute of Directors, India in 1991, are now regarded as a benchmark of corporate excellence worldwide. Justice P N Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India, is the Chairman Emeritus. Justice (Dr.) Arijit Pasayat, former Judge Supreme Court of India and former Chairman of Competition Appellate Tribunal & Authority for Advance Ruling is the Chairman of the Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat. The Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat receives over 1,000 entries per year from over 25 countries worldwide.

Our Award Winning Initiatives

INTEGRATED NURTURING TALENT PROGRAMME aims to deliver quality education to underprivileged children and professionals through various educational initiatives impacting the lives of nearly 20,000 students. Nurturing Talent Programme selects the brightest students from slums and villages and transfers them into good private English medium schools. Constant counselling, monitoring, coaching and training is undertaken to groom them as future leaders.

SKILL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME is engaged in providing skills training and job placement with an aim of training one million youth in next 8 to 10 years. Over 42 DLF SkillCentres have been established and has already trained nearly 13500 unemployed youth and an average placement rate of 72% was achieved last year.

VILLAGE CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME aims to transform several clusters of villages into vibrant “Model Cluster” and make them self-reliant. DLF Foundation endeavours to empower communities so that they have access to their rights and entitlements. The Programme focuses on integrated efforts across various issues such as Healthcare, Hygiene and Sanitation, Rural Leadership, Women Empowerment, Education and Infrastructure development.

SWACHH HARYANA ABHIYAN undertakes a range of sanitation initiatives aligned with Prime Minister’s call for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, such as creation of waste management infrastructure, installation of dustbins, deployment of ‘Safaimitras’, providing cycle-rickshaws for garbage collection, deployment of garbage removal vehicles, installation of public toilets and construction of water harvesting structures.

URBAN UNDERPRIVILEGED PROGRAMME specifically aims to address the challenges faced by underprivileged communities residing in urban villages and slums. The programme focuses on providing adequate health facilities, education opportunities, skill development & access to employment and income generating opportunities.

South Delhi Live New Delhi May 8, 2014

South Delhi Live, New Delhi, May 8, 2014 : To provide timely disaster relief efforts to the slum cluster in the Masoodpur area. DLF Foundation the arm of the DLF Group has provided clothes, medicines, non-perishable food and other perishable food and other essentials to the victims.Through its partnership with the institute for the development, the foundation has also set up medical camps in the area.

Golden Peacock Awards

Gurgaon based DLF Foundation bagged the internationally acclaimed ‘Golden Peacock Award 2015′ at the 10th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility in Mumbai recognizing DLF Foundation’s efforts in the field of education, Skill development, healthcare and sanitation.

   

Independence Day Celebrations in S.B.M.School – 14 Aug 2013

Independence day was celebrated with full fervor in the lush green lawns of S B M School on 14/08/2013. The chief guest on the occasion was the Chairman of our school – Lt.Gen. Rajender Singh{Retd.}CEO,DLF Foundation.Other distinguished guests present on the occasion were Mrs. Meenakshi H. Singh,NGO member{Preet Foundation},Mrs.Mamta Malik and Mr. Amit Sheoran,SMC Members.The Chairman unfurled the National flag and a small cultural programme was performed by the students of the school.Sweets were also distributed to the students.

The Chairman appreciated the programme and gave away scholarships to the students.He also gave such an effective speech that it kindled a spirit of nationalism among the students.In the end  Shri.K.P.S.Malik,the  Principal of the school thanked the distinguished guests,staff members ,parents and the students for making the programme a huge success.

DLF Foundation Keeping Hopes Alive Undertakes Health Camp

DLF Foundation, the philanthropic arm of DLF Limited organized a Mega Health Camp on 31st January, 2013 at Primary School at Village Sakatpur to ensure good health and educate the residents of the village.DLF Foundation, the philanthropic arm of DLF Limited aspires to build a better and a healthy future. Fulfilling and working towards their ambition and commitment, they are operating Primary Health Centers in Rural Haryana for over two years. This year, to address the medical and health needs of the community, they organized a Mega Health Camp on 31st January, 2013 at Primary School at Village Sakatpur. There were primarily eye and dental care check ups to ensure good health and educate the residents on various preventive and promotive health care issues for better sustainability.

DLF Foundation has undertaken the Cluster Village Development Program in 10 Villages of Gurgaon, in sync with the priority areas identified in the 12th five year plan. With years of immense recognition and fame as the premier real estate promoters and builders, DLF Foundation has taken upon its shoulder the duty and responsibility to repay the society by expressing commitment and sheer determination to empower communities, create opportunities and uplift the underprivileged to ensure a well built society.

Apart from the general health check up, the health camp provided services of general OPD, Pediatricians, Gynecologist, Dentist and Eye Care to 5,000 care seekers from the community. Panchayat members of neighboring villages actively participated for spreading the messages on preventive and promotive aspects of health. The event in Sakatpur community is just one example of how we can all come together for better health outcome at micro level.

The cluster development program has been persistently contributing in development of 5 key areas namely Social, Economic, Environment, Health and Education. DLF Foundation’s approach to CSR focuses at improving the living standards and condition of lives of the rural community. They have emphasized on the broad fields pertaining to Education, Skilled development, Sanitation, Health and Environment for the masses deprived of these basic amenities.

An extra mile walked, DLF Foundation has facilitated multi-disciplinary healthcare camps, which caters to providing primary healthcare facilities in Sakatpur village. Visibly elated at the health camp site, Mr. Vijay Singh, Associate Director, CSR, DLF Foundation requested and sought partnership with various panchayats, government and corporate around Sakatpur area to come forward and associate themselves in the further development of the area.

On the Education front, DLF Foundation strives to enhance the quality of education in rural areas by supplementing government interventions. In addition to managing and partnering in formal schools, DLF Rural Learning Excellence Centers and Rural Libraries help the underprivileged children to realize their far-fetched dreams. The DLF Rural Learning Excellence Centers have been established in 22 villages. DLF Foundation has assigned trained and dedicated teachers in government primary schools to teach as well as nurture talent who have the potential to excel in their respective fields belonging to the cluster village. Identified students possessing attributions in academics are then enrolled to private schools, expenses for which are fully borne by DLF Foundation. It largely provides scholarships and sponsorships to the underprivileged students to build a better and brighter future.

DLF LIFE (Learning Initiative for Employment) a subsidiary of DLF Foundation has extended its program in skill training and aims to establish 250 vocational skill training centers across the country, assuring employment to deserving youths in sectors like IT, construction, electronics, retail, customer services and hospitality through its market linkages is a major highlight.

DLF Foundation is also aware about their responsibility towards the environment and is doing their bit to ensure clean and green surroundings. It has undertaken to distribute green plant saplings and time and again keep sensitizing the people about the importance of environment and water harvesting. With all these initiatives DLF Foundation brings new meaning to the concept of social responsibility and promises to continue with the same zeal in the future. They are also actively inviting other corporates to join hands and work in co-operation for the betterment of the rural areas.

Because Health Is Wealth… Health Camp By Dlf Foundation And Icici Lombard

DLF Foundation along with ICICI Lombard conducted a general health camp comprising physical health check-up and eye check-up camp for the students at S.B. Mills Senior Secondary School, Shivaji Marg.

HEALTH CAMP BY DLF FOUNDATION AND ICICI LOMBARD
It is a famous adage that ‘Health is Wealth’! Taking a step forward in the direction, DLF Foundation along with ICICI Lombard conducted a general health camp comprising physical health check-up and eye check-up camp for the students at S.B. Mills Senior Secondary School, Shivaji Marg.

DLF Foundation is essentially spearheading the health camp in New Delhi and has included ICICI Lombard in the noble cause of serving the mankind. This is a brilliant effort on the part of DLF Foundation which believes in adding years to life and life to the years of humanity.

The health camp is an important feature of their healthcare initiatives which is organized at regular intervals in rural and urban villages as part of their commitment towards a healthy India. This time it took place to encourage young minds to look after their well being. A comprehensive health information dissemination programme was also undertaken at the venue to impart health education and sensitize communities on various preventive and promotive health care issues including Nutrition and Hygiene, one of the major trouble areas in this part of the country. The event witnessed participation of about 259 school children of class I to VI. Preventive techniques are especially encouraged through these camps. The health camp helped the kids to inculcate healthy habits to take care of their health by following neatness in and around their surroundings.

About DLF Foundation:
DLF Foundation was established in 2008 as the philanthropic arm of DLF Limited, to provide structure and focus to the ongoing social responsibility initiatives of the company. Registered under the laws of India as a charitable organization, under the direct patronage of Mr. K.P. Singh, the Chairman of the DLF Group, the Foundation has been formed with an express mission of empowering communities and creating opportunities for the underprivileged in areas of education, training and health. To ensure sustainable and inclusive growth, which is both environment friendly and socially uplifting. A number of rural Education, Training, Health and Environment initiatives have been taken by the Foundation since its incorporation and it looks forward to creating new innovative precedents in areas of rural education, health and labour care.

Health camp by DLF Foundation and ICICI LOMBARD

Report by Santanu Ganguly, New Delhi: It is a famous adage that ‘Health is Wealth’! Taking a step forward in the direction, DLF Foundation along with ICICI Lombard conducted a general health camp comprising physical health check-up and eye check-up camp for the students at S.B. Mills Senior Secondary School, Shivaji Marg. In a recent development, DLF Foundation in collaboration with ICICI Lombard conducted a General Health Checkup Programme of 259 students of Classes I to VI at S.B. Mills Senior Secondary School, Shivaji Marg, New Delhi, on December 13, 2012.

The 64 year old Government aided school was initially established for educating children of Swatantra Bharat Mills employees but presently it is also catering the educational need of the adjoining areas. The School is Managed by Lt. Gen. Rajender Singh as Chairman and Brig. A. P. Singh as the Manager of the school. The Management has provided the school with quality infrastructure and the environment for progressive and quality development of the Students.

Lt. Gen. Rajender Singh, CEO of DLF Foundation is associated with many such camps and is responsible for conducting various such CSR activities in and around gurgaon for spreading awareness and for the upliftment of the society. The healthcamp at S.B. Mills Senior Secondary School, Shivaji is yet another initiative by DLF Foundation and ICICI Lombard to serve and make the society a better place.

DLF Foundation is essentially spearheading the health camp in New Delhi and has included ICICI Lombard in the noble cause of serving the mankind. This is a brilliant effort on the part of DLF Foundation which believes in adding years to life and life to the years of humanity.

The health camp is an important feature of their healthcare initiatives which is organized at regular intervals in rural and urban villages as part of their commitment towards a healthy India. This time it took place to encourage young minds to look after their well being. A comprehensive health information dissemination programme was also undertaken at the venue to impart health education and sensitize communities on various preventive and promotive health care issues including Nutrition and Hygiene, one of the major trouble areas in this part of the country. The event witnessed participation of about 259 school children of class I to VI. Preventive techniques are especially encouraged through these camps. The health camp helped the kids to inculcate healthy habits to take care of their health by following neatness in and around their surroundings.