‘iMpower’ of M3M Foundation wins India CSR Leadership Award for Community Engagement Project


GURUGRAM: M3M Foundation―the philanthropic arm of M3M Group has won the coveted India CSR Leadership Award 2021 for its flagship iMpower program. The program that has benefitted over 700 marginalized families of construction workers in Gurgaon was recognized as the Most Innovative Community Engagement Project 2021 at the 12th CSR Leadership Summit held in Bengaluru.

Aishwarya Mahajan, President, M3M Foundation received the award from Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai in a gathering of more than 400 participants, more than 300 organizations, and more than 50 speakers from corporate, civil society, venture capital sector, start-ups, social enterprises, academia, and media.

“It is indeed a great honour for us to receive this coveted award from the hands of Honourable CM of Karnataka. This award is for all those families of construction workers who believed in the soul of this programme. Despite the challenges of the COVID situation, their active participation in the programme has given us this confidence to not only improvise the implementation but also extend this to the other labor camps as well. I am happy the efforts are being recognized at the national level. Congratulations to the whole iMpower team involved in planning and implementation” said Dr. Payal Kanodia, Trustee, M3M Foundation.

As described in the name, iMpower is a holistic programme for construction site workers and their families through a community-led worksite upliftment programme by maximising the potential of the workforce through ensuring resources in Delhi NCR. With its innovative approach and well-equipped portable infrastructure, the programme has reached more than 700 families in the last two years. More than 550 Children including over 200 children with ECCE support, over 50 Families linked with the government schemes, over 100 women at labour camps linked with livelihood interventions, health support to more than 15000 people through a Mobile medical unit and other health interventions, COVID testing and Vaccination of more than 10000 people residing at construction sites, Food security of over 700 families during the hard times, nutritional support to over 500 children in 5 labour sites in Gurugram and have the vision to expand the same to all the construction sites it can reach.

M3M Foundation, the philanthropic arm of M3M Group, is working towards bringing equitable development for attaining a brighter India. Education, environment, health, disaster management and socio-economic development are its key areas. The Foundation believes in taking an innovative approach to address social issues by developing a self-sustained program.

Rusen Kumar, Founder of India CSR shared, “We are happy to conduct the 12th India CSR Leadership Summit and 10th India CSR Awards. After a rigorous assessment carried out by a highly credible jury, we are happy to announce the India CSR Award for empowering workers community’ to M3M Foundation, for its exemplary work and vision to enhance the employability of laborers and providing noble services, with a clear vision and planning.”

India CSR is a leading media organisation on Sustainable Development, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Sustainability, and related issues in India. The media house offers insights on Corporate Governance, Business Responsibility, Human Rights, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Workplace Safety, Industry 4.0, CSR 2.0 and other Socio-Economic issues. Founded in 2009, the organisation aspires to become a globally admired media that offers valuable information to its readers through responsible reporting. India CSR organises flagship forum India CSR Leadership Summit and annual award show India CSR Awards. This year India CSR organised the 12th India CSR Leadership Summit and 10th India CSR Awards at Bengaluru, the capital city of Karnataka.

At the summit, Basavaraj Bommai the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka and Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, Niti Aayog; Dr. C.N. Ashwath Narayan, Minister for Higher Education for Govt. of Karnataka; Padma Shri Mohan Das Pai, Chairman Manipal Global Education; Mrs. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairperson Biocon; Prashanth Prakash, Partner Accel and Advisor (Policy & Strategy) and Rusen Kumar, Founder of India CSR delivered the keynote address and honoured corporates and leaders for their noble services to the society and nation at large. Over 500 Corporate, CSR, Ngo leaders and entrepreneurs, innovators, venture capitalists participated in the prestigious forum.

The theme for this year’s summit was Resurgent India – Leapfrogging Development through Innovation & Entrepreneurship. “The CSR flagship forum aimed at deliberating on ways to leverage entrepreneurship and innovation to solve critical issues in Health, Education, Livelihoods and Environment space to make a Resurgent India.”, said Rusen Kumar, Founder and Managing Editor of India CSR.

(Economy India)