Hyderabad, Jan 11 : GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) was awarded the prestigious Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) CSR Excellence Award 2018 for Best Corporate (Emerging Category).
GHIAL CFO Rajesh Arora received the trophy from Dr Mohan Kaul, President, India Professionals Forum, United Kingdom and Mr GN Bajpai, Former Chairman, SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) at the 3rd ICSI CSR Excellence Award programme organized at Mumbai on Thursday, A GHIAL statement here said on Friday.
The award is a testimony to GHIAL’s sustained contributions towards CSR through its role in developing social infrastructure and enhancing the quality of life in the villages and communities surrounding the Airport.
Speaking about this award, GHIAl CEO S G K Kishore said, “We are really humbled by this recognition conferred on us. Social responsibility is a part of our Group Vision and at GHIAL, we have time and again proved our commitment to it by extending our reach to the under-served communities. We have always aimed for inclusive growth and empowerment of local communities through various initiatives involving employees as well as their families. We firmly believe that our CSR efforts will contribute to the sustainable development of society and bring about a positive change”.
Every year, ICSI acknowledges unique and extraordinary social contributions of corporates and recognizes companies upholding the spirit of Corporate Social Responsibility through the ICSI CSR Excellence Awards.
This year, the Jury headed by Mr Bajpai selected GHIAL for the ICSI CSR Excellence Award as Best Corporate (Emerging Category) from a list of some of the best Indian Corporates for its impactful contribution to the society, touching lives and making a difference.
GHIAL conducts CSR activities through GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF) to drive intensive initiatives in the key areas of ‘Education - Health, Hygiene & Sanitation - Empowerment & Livelihood and Community Development’. GMRVCEL runs 10 different vocational training courses with about 200 trainees on campus at any given time. Over 9500 youth have been trained till date with a 90 per cent placement record, the statement said. (UNI)