DLF Foundation CEO Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award
INVC NEWS Mumbai, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Lt. Gen. Rajender Singh; CEO of DLF Foundation at Global CSR Excellence and Leadership Awards for his services rendered in the field of Social Welfare of the underprivileged, Security & peace keeping. The awards were held at a CSR Conclave in Mumbai. Lt. General has served the nation by heading the largest arm of the Indian Army as the Director General of Infantry. During his distinguished tenure spanning almost four decades in the Indian army, he has held many prestigious national and international assignments like Force Commander of the United Nations Peace Keeping Forces Ethiopia & Eritrea from 2004 to 2006 (one of the 12 Indians to be given this honour ever since Independence) and Chief of staff, Northern Command in J&K. Lt. Gen. Rajender Singh now spearheads the Social and philanthropic initiatives of DLF Foundation as the CEO and has been instrumental in expanding the programmes of DLF Foundation from its infancy stage in 2009. The DLF Foundation is working towards empowering communities through its large scale social interventions in line with the national priorities like skill training, education, healthcare and environmental sustainability. Under his able leadership the organization has grown its ambit rapidly and has been conferred with many national and international level awards as recognition for its efforts towards social welfare of the underprivileged. This year, DLF Foundation has been conferred with the prestigious Golden Peacock Award. Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards, Greentech award, CSR Times Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Award are among the few that have recognised DLF Foundation this year. Addressing the august gathering at the event, Lt. Gen. Rajender Singh expressed his views on the country’s sustainable growth- “To sustain growth in the long-term, there is a call for action from businesses in India to go beyond the aspect of mitigating their personalized impacts. The country needs them to play a more important role in equitable and inclusive socio-economic development of the country. Businesses should utilize their management expertise and investments in innovation through research and development to address issues aligned to the national priorities. The topmost contribution could be in the area of skilling and up skilling of the population, particularly women and youth. Another major area for intervention is Education and quality education right from the primary level. Following Education is quality and affordable healthcare because it is pertinent that our human resources from different social strata are leading a healthy life.”Receiving the award he expressed his gratitude saying such recognitions further motivates to strive better and harder ahead.