DLF Foundation Conferred ‘Golden Peacock CSR Award 2015’
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.)
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.