Corporate social responsibility awards distributed at Goa chamber of commerce and industry

 PANAJI: Pentair Water bagged the corporate social responsibility (CSR) award for excellence while two NGOs-Matruchaya, Ponda and St Xavier's training academy for handicapped children, Old Goa, were also awarded for their work in the social sector.

Instituted by Green triangle in collaboration with Goa chamber of commerce and industry (GCCI), the awards were given by deputy chief minister Francis D'Souza at an awards ceremony held at Ghall, Panaji, on Friday evening. The CSR award in the environment category was awarded to Peninsular real estate pvt ltd, while Sesa mining bagged the award in the education category and Sygenta for community work. The deputy chief minister said that governments cannot do everything in the society and urged the corporate world to lend a helping hand. Appreciating the organizers, he said the awards would motivate industrialists to contribute more towards CSR initiatives.

Chairman of Green triangle, Manguirish Pai Raikar, who is also the president of GCCI, said that the awards were instituted so that the corporate give back to the society from where they earn. [TOI]