For a second consecutive year, RI District 3190 hosted the Rotary Karnataka CSR Conference and Awards at the FKCCI Auditorium in Bengaluru to felicitate partnering corporates for their contributions to community development. Olympian boxer and Rajya Sabha MP Mary Kom gave the Rotary awards to eight companies in the presence of DG Suresh Hari. RC Bangalore Jeevanbimanagar led by its President Anil Kumar Radhakrishnan anchored the programme.
In her address, Mary Kom said, “the remarkable support from corporates makes a huge difference not just to individuals but to the society at a macro level.” Citing her own boxing career, she said thanks to the generous attitude of corporates, sports have become much more competitive.
Event Chairman Abhishek Ranjan said the focus of the conference was to create a roadmap for the future and recognise the contributions made by various stakeholders in community service. RC Bangalore Orchards President D Ravishankar and DGE Dr Sameer Hariani were among the speakers who addressed the delegates.
The conclave had five panel discussions on skill development and entrepreneurship; empowering youth through education; Swasth Karnataka; Swachh Karnataka; and exploring partnerships for scale.
Over 60 companies took part in the conference. The SRF Foundation got the award in Basic Education and Literacy category; ACC Trust for Disease Prevention and Treatment; Toyota Kirloskar Motor and HAL for Water and Sanitation; and UltraTech Cement for Economic and Community Development. A Special Recognition Award was given to Capgemini Technology Services.