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Rohini Nilekani Receives Philanthropist of the Year 2020-21 Award from ASSOCHAM

Ecosystem Building | Active Citizenship | Mar 16, 2022

Aligned with global business practices in fostering the concept of Responsible Corporate Citizenship, ASSOCHAM recognizes organizations and individuals that adopt innovative practices on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. Taking a step forward, the ASSOCHAM continues to carry the legacy of a decade with “10th Responsible Organization / Social Responsible Individual Excellence Awards 2020-21.”

A high-powered jury headed by Justice Shri A.K. Sikri, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, decided to honour Ms Rohini Nilekani  (on a nomination basis) with the prestigious “Social Responsible Individual Excellence Award 2020-21” as a Special Honour.

Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon’ble Minister of Parliament Affairs and Culture bestowed the award on 15 March 2022.

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