New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: JSPL Foundation chairperson Shallu Jindal has been acknowledged as one of the top 10 Impact Leaders of India during the ‘India CSR Leadership Summit 2021’ organized by India CSR Network on January 16.
She received the prestigious ‘Impact Leader Award’ for her contribution in building a resilient India during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We at JSPL Foundation believe in building India and empowering lives. Praying to God to save the world from the pandemic and wish the world should be always free of such catastrophe. We resolve to continue our services to mankind in our journey of serving the last person in the queue,” Shallu said.
She has been instrumental in initiating various programmes to support the government and administration in mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 in India.
Under her leadership, JSPL Foundation — the CSR Arm of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) — launched ‘Mission Zero Hunger’ the day after national lockdown was announced. They provided half a million meals (cooked food and dry food kits) to migrant workers, daily wage earners, street dwellers, destitutes, truckers, shelter homes and other socially vulnerable populace in and around the operational locations of JSPL in Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.
The Foundation also served hot cooked meals twice a day to thousands of migrant population in north Delhi for over a month.
Tribals and the vulnerable people were provided with sanitizers, hand wash, disinfectants and masks which were manufactured as part of income generation activities by more than a 1000 women in Self Help Groups.
Thousands of dairy, vegetable and mushroom farmers associated with the Foundation were kept immune to distress selling by facilitating sale of their farm produce in the Plant townships.