HCL Foundation announces winners of fifth edition of HCL Grant
Three winning NGOs in categories of Education, Healthcare & Environment felicitated by Mr. Kapil Dev
By: HCL Technologies
HCL Grant is one of the biggest and most coveted institutionalized CSR grants in India that aims to recognize the rise of the Fifth Estate - the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) - and support their breakthrough projects reaching out to the rural communities in the country.
HCL Grant 2020 witnessed three NGOs across the categories of Education, Healthcare and Environment receiving a grant of ₹5 crores each. The remaining six finalists across the three categories also received ₹25 lakhs each, taking the overall Grant to ₹16.5 crore.
The finalists and the winners were selected by an eminent jury, which was chaired by Ms. Robin Abrams, Member of the Board, HCL Technologies.
Recipients of HCL Grant 2020:
Project Title: To raise awareness about the role of indigenous bees for agriculture and biodiversity in tribal communities
Project Location: 4 districts (Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh)
Healthcare- The 2020 HCL Grant winner in this category is Operation ASHA. Established in 2006, the organization is working with National Tuberculosis (TB) programs, providing detection, treatment, education, awareness and advocacy about TB through various technology applications
Project Title: To detect and provide full treatment to every tuberculosis patient
Project Location: Kullu (Himachal Pradesh)
Education- The 2020 HCL Grant winner in this category is Bal Raksha Bharat. Established in 2004, the organization is working with a motto of leaving no child behind to ensure that children get the right start to achieve their full potential
Project Title: To promote a culture of peace and harmony and a safe school environment for the most marginalized children of J&K and Ladakh.
Project Location: Leh (Ladakh) and Budgam (J&K)
"It is extremely important to bring equal opportunities to people coming from every strata of the society. Health, Education and Environment are one of the most important pillars towards India's development goals and I am highly impressed with the kind of impact these NGOs are bringing in the rural communities."
Elka Ghudial, HCL Technologies