Shimla, 09 April 2022: SJVN has been conferred with 13th CIDC Vishwakarma Awards 2022 in the
categories of ‘Corona Warriors Award’ and ‘Partners in Progress’. These prestigious awards have been conferred to SJVN for exceptional contributions and initiatives in Health & Hygiene, Education & Skill development, Infrastructural development, and Sustainable development under its Corporate Social Responsibility. Besides above, Smt. Geeta Kapur Director (Personnel) & Chairperson, SJVN Foundation has also been honored with ‘CIDC Chairman’s Commendation Trophy in the Individual Capacity.‘ These awards have been received by Smt. Geeta Kapur, Director (Personnel) from Dr. P. R. Swarup, Director General CIDC inaugurating function held at New Delhi.
Shri Nand Lal Sharma, CMD, SJVN stated that it is a proud moment for the Organization and conferring of the same is testimony of the Par Excellence CSR contributions made by SJVN. Shri Sharma stated that SJVN has always been in forefront in its role as a responsible Corporate Citizen and has been pioneering
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities towards its stakeholders and society. Since inception SJVN has spent more than Rs.340 Crores in various CSR activities in the verticals of Education, Health, Sanitation, Infrastructural Development, Women and Child Care, Sustainability, Assistance during Natural Calamities etc.
Shri Sharma stated that, at the very outset, SJVN had perceived the threat of Global Pandemic(Covid-19) and promptly initiated dispersal of Relief and Aid measures which included financial assistance to Central and State Governments. Shri Sharma further apprised that SJVN also strengthened the Cold Chain Infrastructure for COVID vaccination in the State of Himachal Pradesh. In addition to this financial support to Government Hospitals for medical equipment like ventilators, oxygen concentrators, oximeters, fowler beds, establishment of isolation beds was also extended.
Smt. Geeta Kapur, Director (Personnel) informed that SJVN liberally distributed Safety and Hygiene items like masks, gloves, PPE Kits, sanitizer, disinfectants etc. to the masses in peak COVID times. Besides, during that period, food items were also generously provided to the needy as well as to various CORONA warriors during the pandemic and un-interrupted medical services at doorsteps to the local communities were ensured.
The Construction Industry Development Council(CIDC), has been setup jointly by the Planning Commission, Government of India & the Indian Construction Industry. It is an umbrella organization for the construction industry in India which undertakes wide range of activities to benefit the industry.