Sun. Jun 16th, 2024

NOIDA, India, June 11, 2024—HCLFoundation, which drives the corporate social responsibility agenda of global technology company HCLTech in India, today launched the HCLTech Grant Pan-India Symposium 2024 Edition X at its inaugural event in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Dr. Nidhi Pundhir, Vice President, Global CSR, HCLTech and Director, HCLFoundation at HCLTech Grant Symposium in Chennai

The HCLTech Grant Pan-India Symposium brings together NGOs, civil society organizations, start-ups and experts working in the social impact space, to exchange ideas that can contribute to making a better nation. The HCLTech Grant Symposium 2024 will also be held in Bengaluru, Patna, Bhubaneshwar, Shillong, Bhopal, Udaipur, Dehradun and Delhi in the ensuing weeks.

“We are thrilled to kickstart the symposiums which are an extension of HCLFoundation’s commitment to empowering the local communities in creating a sustainable future. We look forward to reviewing the innovative projects by NGOs across India and supporting impactful initiatives through HCLTech Grant,” said Dr. Nidhi Pundhir, Vice President, Global CSR, HCLTech and Director, HCLFoundation.

Through these symposiums, HCLFoundation aims to educate NGOs about the HCLTech Grant. Edition X of HCLTech Grant India will provide funding of ₹16.5 Crore (~$2.2 million) to nine NGOs, selected through an independent, robust and democratic process. The grant will commit to ₹5 crore for a four-year project in each category. Additionally, a grant of ₹25 lakh each is given to the other two finalists in each category for a one-year project.

Marking the ten-year anniversary of the CSR laws’ implementation in India, this year’s symposium will help drive meaningful conversations on challenges, milestones and future directions of corporate social responsibility and its governing laws.

By Prabhat

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