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Source: The Hindu
Bhopal (PTI): Madhya Pradesh Government's this year prestigious Rashtriya Mahatma Gandhi Award will be given to RSS affiliate Seva Bharti, New Delhi.
The award was announced here on Sunday by the Minister for Culture, Mines and Public Relations, Laxmikant Sharma. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and a citation. Defending the decision to award Seva Bharti of New Delhi, Minister said Gandhiji also believed in serving humanity and the Seva Bharti is doing the same service. The minister also announced other national and
state-level awards of Madhya Pradesh Government for the year 2007-08 on the occasion. National Kabir Samman for poetry will be given to Padma Sachdev. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh and a citation.
Similarly, the National Maithilisharan Gupt Samman for Hindi literature will be given to Shatrughan Prasad. The award carries a cash award of Rs 2 lakh and a citation. The national-level Kalidas Samman will be given to noted sculptor, Satish Gujral. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh and a citation.The Kalidas Samman for the classical music will be given to noted musician Balwant Rai Bhatt (Bhavrang). The award carries a cash award of Rs 2 lakh and a citation.
Source: Indian Express
Bhopal, August 12: In criticising the BJP-ruled state Government’s decision to confer the Mahatma Gandhi Award on RSS-affiliated organisation Seva Bharti, the Congress party seems to have scored a self goal.
The oldest national party has itself felicitated the Delhi-based organisation at the hands of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for improving the lot of street children and also doing a commendable job in slums in 2004.
The MP Government had on Sunday announced its decision to give its biggest national award, which carries a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh, to the voluntary organisation “for working according to Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy”.
But the mere association of Gandhi and RSS saw PCC president Suresh Pachauri and campaign committee chairman Rahul Singh slam the award and call it an insult to the father of the
“It’s a big joke on Gandhian philosophy,” Singh said. “Giving the award to an NGO affiliated with the RSS is an insult to Gandhiji,” Pachauri told The Indian Express. When reminded that his own party had feted the NGO, Pachauri said he was not aware of it.
Incidentally, the organisation has also received the prestigious Dr Durgabai Deshmukh Award given by the Central Social Welfare Board in 2001, when the NDA was in power. The award given for exemplary work in the field of women’s development carries a prize of Rs 5 lakh.
The NGO’s general secretary Rishipal Dadwal said the organisation was active in Delhi’s slums for a long time and had done sufficient work to become eligible for the award. “When the Congress party has felicitated us in Delhi, the criticism in Madhya Pradesh is not justified.” He said the organisation believed in Gandhian thought, which laid stress on self-reliance.According to him, more than 2,500 volunteers are active in the national capital alone. Ironically, the Congress has found an ally in Bhopal-based Seva Bharti, which has taken offence to the state Government’s decision to ignore the local unit at the cost of an organisation “which gets several awards”.
|Source: Business standard|
|Bs Reporter / Chennai/ Hyderabad August 15, 2008, 2:28 IST|
Intelligroup Inc, a provider of strategic IT consulting, application management, support and implementation services, has launched iGive, a payroll giving programme that facilitates donating to a charity by having the donation deducted from an employee’s salary.
“We believe that there is a social purpose of being in business and that business has to go beyond making profits. It must improve the quality of lives of the workforce, their families and society at large. Our first initiative in this respect is the iGive programme,” Alok Pant, senior vice-president (global marketing and alliances,) Intelligroup, told Business Standard.
So far, around 350 of the company’s employees in Hyderabad signed up for iGive, donating Rs 2.5 lakh while the company contributed an equal amount.
The employees and Intelligroup have committed Rs 10 lakh each towards iGive this fiscal, and the total funds collected from the programme will be proportionately distributed to its partner organisations, Pant said.
Intelligroup has partnered Vandemataram Foundation in Hyderabad, Needy Illiterate Children Education (NICE) in Guntur, Sadhana, an NGO for mentally challenged in Hyderabad, Seva Bharathi, a home for destitute girls, Nilofer Hospital and Vatsala, an orphanage, to provide access to health and education to the underprivileged.
The company employs 2,500 globally, of which around 2,000 work out of its Hyderabad and Bangalore centres.
“We plan to rope in our overseas employees, besides our 350-odd clients in the US and Japan for the iGive programme from next year,” Pant said.