Honouring the unsung heroes

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Regional level Jury meeting for 3rd Edition of Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Sammanby JSPL Foundation, the CSR arm of leading steelmaker Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL), has been held today at Kolkata. Out of the total 112 entries received for the this national level award from Eastern India, 60 entries were shortlisted and the regional jury selected 10 individuals and 10 organizations to represent the Eastern States in the National Assessment to be conducted at New Delhi in August 2019.

The Regional jury committee members composed of Mr. Snehasis Sur,President, Press Club of Kolkata, Mr. Debashis Mullick Chowdhury, Artist, Dr. Dipayan Dey, Chairman, South Asian Forum for Environment, Dr. Sandip Ghosh, Former CGM, NABARD and Mr. Sujoy Roy, Secretary, CINI-SWS. The jury evaluated the entries on the basis of the evaluation matrix based on regional and national priorities, aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).OP Jindal Global University is the Knowledge Partner of the Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman, 2019.

The Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman has been instituted by JSPL Foundation, under the guidance of its Co-Chairperson Smt. Shallu Jindal, to honor unsung heroes for their societal achievements.“The Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman is an effort to identify and honour the unsung heroes who with their Courage, Determination and a Will have defied all odds to bring about a change in the society. like the previous two editions, we have received overwhelming response from various states of India and most of the entries are truly inspiring,” said Smt. Jindal.

The selected entries from the East will go for assessment in the National Jury meeting to be conducted in New Delhi in August 2019. After the national level evaluation 10 Individuals & Organizations will be selected and conferred upon the Prestigious Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman. An honorarium of Rs. 100,000/- (One Lakh) along with a citation will –be awarded to each winners.

This national level award will be given in 10 categories – Rural Development, Health, Education, Women Empowerment, Public Service/ Social Service, Entrepreneurship, Art and Craft, Innovation & Technology, Livelihood/Vocational, and Environment Skills- after a robust process of jury meetings at regional and national levels.

The ‘Swayamsiddh Samman’ has so far been conferred upon more than 160 grass root action leaders, both at Regional and National level. The First Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman, in 2015 had received 358 entries from across the country. Out of them 25 individuals and organizations across the country from different walks of life were felicitated with the Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman. In the second edition of the Awards, JSPL Foundation introduced the Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Jeevan Samman for lifelong inspirational and selfless service. The Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman was awarded to 12 Individuals & 9 Organizations, from across India for their societal contribution in the 11 categories. Today, these awardees have become ‘Ambassadors of Change’ and are guiding others to achieve their dreams, thus forming a human chain.

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