Award - Dr. Sunil Shroff presented Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman Award
On January 14, 2016 Dr. Sunil Shroff was presented the Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman Award in the Individual category (Health) by the JSPL (Jindal Steel & Power limited) Foundation in New Delhi. The chief guest for the evening, Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy (Union Minister of State- Skill Development and Entrepreneurship), handed over the awards.
Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman, instituted by JSPL Foundation, are national level awards aimed at recognising and rewarding grassroots action leaders both at individual and organisational levels. The Awards endeavour to honour inspiring individuals and organisations leading social change on the ground, in the broad areas covering Rural Development, Agriculture Development, Health, Education, Women Empowerment, Public/Social Service, Environment, Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology and Livelihood/Vocational Skills. United Nations Global Compact Network India (UN-GCNI), the Indian arm of United Nations Global Compact (UN-GC), the world’s largest CSR and Sustainability initiative with 103 Local networks and more than 12,000 signatories in 170 countries, was the knowledge and process partner for the Awards to undertake process consultation to finalise the awardees with the help of regional and national jury members.
Nine individuals and 10 organizations were awarded for their exemplary work. Dr. Sunil Shroff addressed as the ‘father of deceased organ donation in India’ was one of the individual awardees.
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