Sahara Welfare Foundation awarded with Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practices by Asian Leadership Awards at Dubai

Lucknow, September 30, 2013: Sahara Welfare Foundation has been awarded the “Corporate Foundation with Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practices” in a glittering Asian Leadership Awards ceremony held at Dubai. Sahara Welfare Foundation was presented with this prestigious award on the basis of CSR work undertaken by the Sahara Group in uplifting the lives of underprivileged in the country and for the humanitarian work being done under the VEDAS (Village Esteem Development Adoption by Sahara) project. This is the first international award that Sahara Welfare Foundation has received as an organisation.

Speaking on the occasion, Smt. Kumkum Roy Choudhury, Executive Director Worker, Sahara India Pariwar, said “Sahara India Pariwar has always been committed in extending support under the aegis of Sahara Welfare Foundation to the needy and underprivileged in the country. This award is the recognition of our incessant efforts towards mainstreaming the lives of the helpless and underprivileged people. In fact, it’s the firm conviction of ‘Saharasri’ Subrata Roy Sahara, Managing Worker & Chairman, Sahara India Pariwar that every organization, along with its own development and progress should also contribute towards the cause of the society and the nation at large. This international award will surely act as a catalyst in boosting us with even more confidence to continue our endeavours for the betterment of mankind.”

The Asian Leadership Awards happens to be a leading industry event, recognizing and rewarding outstanding achievements in sustainability in the built environment and are a key benchmark for achieving best practices in the sector. These Awards are endorsed by the Asian Confederation of Business as well as World CSR Day. Over 20 categories under the Asian Leadership Awards recognize the achievements made by selected high profile corporate business leaders in Asia and honour their great contributions towards the country’s post-recession economic development.

Notes to the Editor
Sahara India Pariwar is a major business conglomerate in India with operations in multiple sectors, including financial services, life insurance, mutual funds, housing finance,  infrastructure & housing, print and television news media, entertainment channels, cinema production, consumer merchandise retail, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, sports, and information technology.

Sahara India Pariwar has always been prompt in its services towards the nation and its nationals who have sacrificed their lives at the altar of nationalism. Sahara India Pariwar’s commitment to Social Welfare is evident from the fact that 25% of its profits every year are dedicated towards social development activities. In fact, it’s the firm conviction of the Chief Guardian of Sahara India Pariwar, Hon’ble Saharasri, Subrata Roy Sahara that every organization, along with its own development and progress should also contribute towards the cause of the society and the nation at large.

Sahara also works on various Health programmes, including Mobile Healthcare Units, under which 52 medical vans across the country are running 30 days a month, throughout the year, taking free primary healthcare services to the remotest rural areas where medical services do not exist. Besides this, Sahara also works on various programs on Nutrition, Literacy, Vocational Training, Civic Development, Behavioural Change, Communication and Rehabilitation of the Physically Challenged People.

Under its Disaster Management initiatives, Sahara has always stood up in the need of the hour of the country, be it super cyclone of Orissa, earthquake in Gujarat, drought in Rajasthan or floods in the state of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Sahara has adopted Bhimasar-Chakasar village in Taluka Anjar, District Kutch for relocation, rehabilitation and reconstruction of the village along with basic amenities, panchayat ghar, bus stop, post office, play ground, primary and secondary school and street lights. When the devastating earthquake hit Latur district of Maharashtra, Sahara India Pariwar came forward to rehabilitate the earthquake stricken citizens of the region and also developed a cluster of earthquake houses in Killari Village in Latur, The houses were handed over to the villagers by Reverend Mother Teresa.

Sahara is also providing monthly financial assistance is also provided to the families of the Martyrs of the Mumbai Nov '08 terror attack, Dantewada Massacre and to the families of Kargil War Martyrs. Today, it provides, monthly financial assistance to 320 families of martyrs.


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