NOIDA: HCL Grant 2019 in the presence of Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog and Sourav Ganguly, Former captain of the Indian National Cricket Team, recognizes the rise of community-led ecosystems of NGOs. Three NGOs across the categories of Education, Healthcare and Environment received a grant of Rs 5 crore each.
This year, HCL Grant also introduced an additional grant of Rs 25 lakhs each for the six finalists across the three categories, taking the overall Grant purse to Rs 16.5 crore.
The HCL Grant award ceremony, held at the HCL Technologies campus in Noida, was also graced by Mr. Shiv Nadar, Founder & Chairman, HCL, Ms. Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Vice Chairperson, HCL Technologies and Chairperson, CSR Committee, HCL Technologies, along with senior dignitaries, bureaucrats, NGO-partners and the HCL leadership.
winner of HCL Grant 2019:
Health – The 2019 HCL Grant winner in this category is She Hope Society for Women Entrepreneurs. Established in 2001, the organization is working in remote, border and isolated areas of Jammu and Kashmir on Physical Rehabilitation.
Project Title: Humanitarian assistance to strengthen inclusion and safety of vulnerable persons especially women and children in conflict affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir.
Project Location: 4 Districts of Jammu & Kashmir (Kupwara, Baramulla, Rajouri and Poonch)
Environment – Wildlife Trust of India is the winner of HCL Grant 2019 in the Environment category. WTI has been working towards wildlife and biodiversity conservation issues across the country since 1999.
Project Title: Connecting Landscapes, Empowering People and Protecting Elephants- An initiative to secure the Baghmara – Balpakram Elephant corridor and protect the wildlife habitats of Garo Hills, Meghalaya.
Project Location: Garo Hills, Meghalaya.
Education – The winner for HCL Grant 2019 in the Education category is Srijan Foundation. Established in 2001, the Srijan Foundation aims to work for the welfare of the underprivileged by building capacity of the community as well as grass root organizations.
Project Title: Educating the Women Farmers for better Livelihood Opportunities and better Income Generation.
Project Location: Hazaribagh and West Singhbhum in Jharkhand.