At the event, panel discussions on topics like When CSR meets HR and Education were organized. Several national and international panelists and moderators participated in the panel discussions. More than 250 organizations had applied for the awards under different categories including education, health, sanitation and hygiene, environment and best CSR company. Essar won this award for overall excellence in CSR. The jury recognized Essar’s efforts in livelihood promotion through brick-making training for youth in Odisha, Advanced Welding School in Chhattisgarh and specialized medical camps for eye care in remote rural areas of Andhra Pradesh in the most trying socio-geographical conditions.
The Essar Foundation team under Vizag operations includes Mr Sabal Jha, Mr Tej Prakash Sharma, Mr Subrahmanyam Akella, Mr Jitesh and several field volunteers whose untiring efforts against the odds have brought about some of the most recognized developmental outcomes in the area.