Thriveni Earth Movers Pvt. Ltd. (TEMPL) was felicitated with an ‘appreciation plaque’ for commendable work and exemplary innovation in CSR at the Business World FICCI CSR Award 2011-12. The plaque was presented by Shri Sachin Pilot, Hon’ble Minister for Corporate Affairs (I/C), Government of India, to Lt Col (Retd) Vikram Mehta, GM CSR and Col (Retd) Sangram Mahapatra, Sr GM (ISD) of TEMPL, at a function held in Delhi on 7th December 2012. Shri R.V. Kanoria, President FICCI and Smt. Rajashree Birla, Chairperson FICCI CSR and Community Development Committee were present on the occasion.
Thriveni’s CSR activities was assessed by independent assessment  rganizations Grant Thornton, Birla Institute of Management Technology and an independent jury of eminent personalities from different walks of life. Shri M. Damodaran chaired the jury and Shri M. K.Venu, Dr. V. Mohini Giri, Shri Sunit Tandon and Shri Pritpal Marjara were other members of the jury. Mr. B. Prabhakaran, Managing Director, TEMPL said, “The best way to promote inclusive growth is to empower the youth by imparting them with appropriate skills so that they can find gainful employment and build their careers. TEMPL is committed to inclusive growth and a key strategy in this is to enhance employability of the youth by providing training on vocational skills. TISA, established by TEMPL is a step in this direction. Conceived by Shri B. Prabhakaran, TISA was established as a CSR project to impart appropriate skills to the impoverished youth of the Keonjhar region, which is predominantly inhabited by tribal population.  The academy is headed by a retired army officer with rank of ‘General’ and 7 full time trainers are involved in the programme. In the first two years, TISA has trained nearly 500 young men who have all found gainful employment.


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