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NGO working in J&K border area, two others receive Rs 5 crore HCL CSR grant each

By Our Representative
HCL Foundation, the CSR arm of HCL Technologies, has granted Rs 5 crore each to three NGOs -- She Hope Society for Women, Wildlife Trust of India and Srijan Foundation Noida, India -- under the top industry's corporate social responsibility programme.
The grants were handed over to the three NGOs in the presence of Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, and Sourav Ganguly, former captain of the Indian National Cricket Team. These were in recognition of the NGOs' exemplary work in the field of healthcare, environment and education, respectively.
The HCL Grant award ceremony, held at the HCL Technologies campus in Noida, was also attended, among others by Shiv Nadar, founder and chairman, HCL, Roshni Nadar Malhotra, vice chairperson, HCL Technologies.
The She Hope Society for Women Entrepreneurs works in remote, border and isolated areas of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) on physical rehabilitation. It would use the grant as humanitarian assistance to strengthen inclusion and safety of vulnerable persons, especially women and children in conflict affected areas of J&K -- Kupwara, Baramulla, Rajouri and Poonch.
The Wildlife Trust of India, which works towards wildlife and biodiversity conservation issues, would use the HCL grant for connecting landscapes, empowering people and protecting elephants in the the Baghmara-Balpakram Elephant corridor and protect wildlife habitats of Garo Hills, Meghalaya.
As for Srijan Foundation, which aims to work for the welfare of the underprivileged by building capacity of the community as well as grass root organizations, it would utilize the grant for educating women farmers for better livelihood opportunities and better Income generation in Hazaribagh and West Singhbhum in Jharkhand.

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