Naveen Jindal, Chairman of Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) on Monday has been honoured with the prestigious Mahatma Award 2020 for its humanitarian attempt in a way of supporting the communities and local administration as a way for fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
Shallu Jindal, Chairperson of JSPL Foundation, the social wing was honored with the award at the India, International Centre, New Delhi.
Acknowledging the award, Shallu Jindal said, “As a responsible corporate citizen, we launched Mission Zero Hunger in and around the operational geographies of JSPL and also in the National Capital to ensure that none is sleeping on an empty stomach because of Covid-19 induced human misery. We could also insulate the local community from loss of livelihood and ensured access to everyday cash income during this wage crunch period.”
In a press release by JSPL, a statement read, “During the pandemic, the JSPL Foundation extended the customized rehabilitation training to more than 3000 children with special needs at its Rehabilitation Centers called as Asha-The Hope. JSPL also provided medically required oxygen for use by various Covid-19 hospitals and contributed Rs 25 crores to PM-CARES fund to fight the global pandemic.”
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