BHUBNESWAR: Monnet Power Company Limited, Angul’s CSR initiatives were recognized in the Interface – Asia, CSR-2011 THINK ODISHA LEADERSHIP AWARD held by the Tefla’s and the Times Of India on 27th August, 2011 in Hotel Swosti Premium in Bhubaneswar.
The Think Odisha Leadership Awards were given in various categories, including Arts and Culture, Literature, Sports and Industry.
In the corporate social responsibility category, Monnet Power Co Ltd was awarded for the Best Women Empowerment Program for their activities initiated in Angul. Chief Minister of Odisha Mr. Naveen Patnaik gave the award to the Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Murari Sharan.
Monnet Power has taken initiative to bring a significant difference in the field of women and child development. The primary aim is to create an environment for the women of the villagers and enhance their self image and self respect.
Plantation by women – to enlighten them on balancing the eco-system
Mushroom cultivation – to make them self reliant by making them earn their livelihood
Healthy Kitchen – value addition to enrich the food towards better health and nutrition
Literacy Campaign – ensure every women can read and write bringing them confidence.
Encouraging school going children supporting them with facilities for examination and distributing prizes to the students
Games activities for women of the village – to bring fun and enjoyment in their monotonous life.
Supporting all government activities related to women and child.
The Interface – Asia, CSR-2011 was inaugurated by the Chairman, Orissa Human Rights Commission Mr. R.K. Patra followed by discussions and speech by dignitaries of various implementing agencies. During the 2nd business session AGM (CSR & Corp. Communications) of MPCL, Ms. Harmeet Sehra made a presentation on the “Challenges of sustainable CSR initiative by Corporate in Odisha”
An audio and visual display of CSR interventions of Monnet was presented in the above venue through an Exhibition Stall.
In partnership with Eurofit, a SMOKELESS CHULHA was launched for the first time in state of orrissa. This was one of the products present in the stall which was appreciated by all dignitaries who visited the stall.
Using a sustainable business model, the clean cook stoves are delivered to rural areas of India to improve family health and living conditions. The Envirofit Bio Mass Cooking Stoves are designed to reduce the smoke produced by the burning of Fuel such as wood, in turn reducing the emission of harmful gases which keeps the environment safe, provides you a safer and healthier home to live in. Additionally it also reduces the consumption of firewood since the design is made in such a way that you would get maximum utilization with less usage of Fuel.
Ms. Harmeet Sehra said that being a woman it was easy for her to correlate with the women folk of the community. A woman has the power to create, nurture and transform naturally. There is no better way to develop a nation than to empower a woman.