New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: JSPL Foundation, the CSR arm of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd, has been awarded the coveted Mahatma Award 2021 for its multidimensional social interventions to support the community during the COVID pandemic in the country.
Former Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Dr Kiran Bedi presented the award to JSPL’s Group CSR Head Prashant Kumar Hota at an award ceremony in New Delhi on Friday. The JSPL Foundation has won the award for third consecutive year.
Speaking on the occasion, JSPL Foundation’s chairperson Shallu Jindal said, “I am thankful to the esteemed jury for recognising JSPL Foundation’s multidimensional initiative to mitigate COVID19 pandemic induced Human miseries. As a socially responsible organisation, JSPL tried to stand with the community in the time of their need.”
JSPL supplied about 5000 tonne of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to various hospitals in more than 13 states during the pandemic. JSPL Foundation reached more than 10 lakh people in Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, New Delhi and other parts of India during the first and second wave of the COVID-19. The Foundation provided about 10 lakh meals, including cooked food and dry rations, to the vulnerable.
The Company also dedicated 302 beds with dedicated medical teams in its Fortis OP Jindal Hospital & Research Centre in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh and Tamnar to treat COVID-19 patients.
In Odisha, the company built a COVID Care Centre at Angul in June 2021 with 270 oxygen supported beds, including 10 non-invasive ventilation beds and five ICU beds with ventilators.