AROH Foundation, a renowned non-governmental organisation (NGO) has bagged the third Innovative Practices Award 2019 for sustainable development programmes, thanks to its humongous contribution towards social causes under its holistic rural development programme.
Dr. Neelam Gupta, Founder and CEO of AROH Foundation received the award from Renata Dessallien, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative and Bibek Debroy, Indian economist and author at the United Nations Global Compact Network India 14th National Convention held in Mumbai on May 31, 2019.
While receiving the award, Dr. Gupta said, “Achieving the SDGs is no more a matter of choice but is imperative for all if we want our nation to progress. In fact, achieving SDGs is critical to our survival on the planet. Therefore, we at AROH Foundation is committed to addressing all 17 SDGs through its various multi-sectoral initiatives and grassroots interventions.”
The Summit also held day-long deliberations and reflections by the thought leaders on the Sustainable Development Goals. Various organizations across India including Public and Private Sector Enterprises, Multinationals, MSMEs, NGOs, Entrepreneurs and B-schools were invited to submit case studies showcasing their efforts and initiatives implementing CSR and Sustainability initiative aligned with one or more of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
AROH Foundation is renowned for its pioneering programmes in sectors of Education, Livelihoods, Health and Sanitation and Renewable Energy, in addition to contributing towards rural development and successfully implementing integrated village development programmes in more than 100 villages across multiple states of India. AROH Foundation has directly benefited in excess of 200,000 needy persons through its various programmes in the past decade. Furthermore, the NGO has become a preferred impact partner for several corporate wherein it provides integrated development solutions to key CSR projects in India.