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Friday, 27 November 2015

JSPL Foundation’s gets 358 nominations from across India

The first-ever Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman launched by JSPL Foundation on September 22, 2015 to recognise talent at the grassroots level, has garnered358 entries from across the country. Maharashtra topped the list with 41 closely followed by Jharkhand (40), Odisha (39) and Delhi (30).Other states that sent a sizeable number of entries include Uttar Pradesh (24), Rajasthan (20), Tamil Nadu (17), Telangana (19), Bihar (16), Haryana (16), Gujarat (15), Andhra Pradesh (12) and Uttarakhand (11). Entries even came in from far-flung areas like Ladakh, Assam, Mizoram and Tripura.Based on laid down parameters, 203 entries have been shortlisted out of the total of 358.Ms Shallu Jindal, President, JSPL Foundation, said that “It is really heartening to note that the first ever RashtriyaSwayamsiddhSamman has garnered 358 entries from across the country. The objective of holding the Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman is to recognize and nurture talent at the grassroots level. The awards will be conferred in 10 categories viz. Women Empowerment, Entrepreneurship (start-ups), Education, Agriculture / Rural Development, Public Service / Social Service, Art and Crafts (Ancient Heritage/Village Crafts), Livelihood / Vocational Skills, Health, Innovation / Technology (related to Science) and Environment. TEN awards would be conferred upon Individuals and 10 would be given to Organisations. The awardees will be given a certificate and Rs 1 lakh as prize money.United Nations Global Compact Network India (UNGCN), the Indian arm of United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), is the Knowledge Partner for the awards and is responsible for earmarking the parameters and finalising the awardees.

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