Mr. S.K. Agarwal, MD of the company, was one of the many contenders, and ultimately the final Awardee, for the "Indian Achiever's Award for Industry Development, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainable Development"
With over 50 years as an industry veteran and a social practitioner, Mr. Agarwal has not only led SRL to being a globally renowned and quality focused brand for Laboratory & Research Chemicals, but has parallelly contributed to the Indian & international society by participating in developmental activities initiated by the International Scout & Guides Fellowship (ISGF, Belgium) and the Indian Scout & Guides Fellowship (Indian SGF, New Delhi). He has been a member of the World Committee of the ISGF and National Secretary of the Indian SG and has been associated with both these organizations for more than 5 decades in various other leadership and advisory capacities.
During his association with these organizations (and many others), he has contributed unsparingly in his personal and professional capacity towards the grooming and improvement of the Indian youth, especially scouts and guides. He has been instrumental in assisting the country in time of needs during natural calamities like the Flash Floods & Himalayan Tsunami Relief Operations in 2013 in Uttarakhand, the Tamil Nadu Tsunami Relief Operations in 2004, Gujarat Earthquake Relief Operations in 2001, Orissa Super Cyclone Relief Operations in 1999, Latur Earthquake Relief in 1993, MOWAD Flood Relief in Nagpur in 1991 and countless others in the fields of education, medical support and social empowerment.
Such achievements & contributions, while parallelly creating, establishing and leading SRL through India's changing technology and scientific era between the 1970's till 2014, demonstrated the determination, dexterity and sheer passion of Mr. Agarwal.
On receipt of the award, Mr. Agarwal says, "Every individual in the country, be it a business-owner or one who is engaged in industrial or government service, has a deeper responsibility. That responsibility is towards his country, to his community and towards helping those who may not be as fortunate. It is a humbling experience to be acknowledged by such awards, but one that I dedicate to all those who have made a difference to society through their individual contributions, not only in monetary terms, but in terms of passion, empathy and selfless acts.”
“I believe that even the corporate world needs to support scouting and guiding under their CSR responsibility"
About Indian Achievers Forum
The Indian Achievers Forum is an apex body that promotes and encourages commendable achievements in personal, social and commercial capacities from individuals and corporations all over India. The Forum regularly organises national level seminars with the help of its members to promote socially responsible business practice and sustainable development in economic as well as social front in India. The Forum aims to bring together people and organizations with the common goal of enhancing development activities in the fields of industry, trade, commerce, information technology, applied sciences, telecommunications, transport, power, tourism, education, finance and other fields. The Forum establishes affiliated centers, organises visits and exchange of experts in many disciplines. Studies, courses, conferences and seminars are also conducted on socio-economic fields.
About International Scout & Guide Fellowship (ISFG) (Brussels, Belgium)
ISGF is an organisation for adults based in Belgium. Its essential purpose, based on the Scout/Guide ideals, is to assist its members to maintain the values learned in the youth movements, to give service within their communities, to encourage continuous personal development and to support Scouting and Guiding on a world, national and local level.
About Indian Scout & Guide Fellowship (New Delhi, India)
Indian Scout & Guide Fellowship is an organization for adult Scouts and Guides affiliated to the ISGF to personally keep alive the spirit of Scout/Guide fundamentals, to bring Scouting/Guiding spirit into communities in which they live and work and to support Scouting Guiding at all levels.