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JSPL Foundation extends last date of filing nomination for Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman



Following request from individuals and various organisations across the country, JSPL Foundation, the CSR wing of Naveen Jindal-led Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL), has extended the last date for nomination for the 4th edition of its Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman-2021 to October 20, 2021.

Like the previous three editions, this pan India initiative will honour 20 Change Agents for their exemplary societal contributions and achievements.

An honorarium of Rs. 1 lakh will be awarded to each selected winner in an award ceremony. The award will be presented in 10 categories: Agriculture/Rural Development, Art & Culture, Education, Entrepreneurship & Livelihood, Environment, Health, Innovation/Technology, Sports, Public Service/Social Service, and Women Empowerment. Besides, individuals and organisations making significant efforts to support the community during the COVID-19 pandemic would also be honoured under special category.

The Foundation has received more than 400 entries and encourages individuals and organisations to apply or nominate deserving entries for the award. The application and nomination forms, along with the details of the award, are available on the Foundation’s official website www.jsplfoundation.com. Applications and nominations can also be submitted through online process.

“Several persons and organisations are making excellent contributions to social development despite hardships. The Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman is a celebration of the indomitable human spirit that strives to change our society. During the last three editions, we have received overwhelming responses from various parts of the country and have honoured various individuals and organisations from the grassroots for their exemplary contributions. More such organisations and individuals should come forward to participate in the fourth edition of this pan India initiative and share their untold stories of courage, which will inspire others,” said Shallu Jindal, Chairperson of JSPL Foundation.

JSPL Foundation instituted the ‘Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman’ in 2015 to identify, reward and nurture social innovators and change-makers from the grassroots in India. The award was instituted to honour the unsung heroes who overcame adversities in their lives to create their own unique identity, displaying exemplary courage, commitment and dedication towards their cause.

OP Jindal Global (Deemed to be University) is the Knowledge Partner for the awards; and will be responsible for earmarking the parameters and finalising the awardees with the help of four panels of regional juries and one panel of national jury.

Entries from across India will be assimilated into four Zones – North, East, West and South. Four panels of regional juries will assess the entries to evaluate entries based on identified parameters and shortlist deserving individuals and organisations from the respective regions. The shortlisted entries from each region will then be placed before an eminent panel of national Jury to select the awardees, who will be honoured in an award presentation ceremony to be held in New Delhi.

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