Mayura Shreyams Kumar
Kozhikode: Mathrubhumi has bagged CSR Times award for socially responsible initiatives. Mathrubhumi SEED (Student Empowerment for Environmental Development) has won the silver medal while the Arboretum in Aluva received special mention .
"We are very happy to recieve the award and will continue to do better in the coming years,” said Mathrubhumi Director (Digital Business) Mayura Shreyams Kumar.
SEED has won the award in the field of education as it has been actively working for the last 13 years to create environmental awareness among students. More than 8,000 schools are part of SEED. The project is being implemented in collaboration with the Federal Bank. The Arboretum is a garden located on the banks of the Periyar River in Aluva. It was devleloped in the place where a restaurant was constructed in violation of the Kerala River Protection Act act. It is a model garden for scientific and educational studies with over 1500 trees .
CSR Times Award ceremony presented 71 awards in various categories including Covid prevention, education, women empowerment, healthcare and Swachhbharat. Many organisations and business firms including ONGC Foundation, Dabur India, IndusInd Bank, Apollo Tires, Petronet LNG, Aster DM Healthcare have also won the awards.
The jury, chaired by Justice MSA Siddiqui selected the winners. Dr Ashutosh Karnataka, AK Tyagi, S Ravi Shankar, CSR Times’ editor Harish Chandra were the other members in the jury.
Union Minister Ajay Bhatt was the chief guest at the ceremony which was held online.