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Ambuja Cement Foundation awarded for its efforts in women empowerment & community development


Chandigarh, (Aditi) : Ambuja Cement Foundation, CSR arm of Ambuja Cements has been awarded for working rigorously on the ground for community development and women empowerment. The Company has been continuously acknowledged over the time for its effort in women empowerment, health, water and overall community development.

The Company won the ICC Social Impact Awards 2022 for the 4th consecutive time for its Women Empowerment and Water Resource Management & Healthcare initiatives in Sankrail and Farakka respectively. Similarly, the Foundation’s efforts on women empowerment in Rabriyawas were also recognized and awarded with Indira Mahila Shakti Promotion and Honor Award.

The Skilling Centre in Chirawa received the Indira Mahila Shakti Samman Award for its outstanding work as the Best Skilling Institute in the field of Women Empowerment. The centre was recognized for its work in Gender Equality ensuring 50-50% participation of male and female trainees in its courses and also encouraging women enrol in gender breaking courses like electrician, security guard etc.

The Foundation’s Skilling team also implemented Hindustan Zinc’s Skill & Entrepreneurship Development Institute, which received Indira Mahila Shakti Protsahan Award from the Chief Minister, Government of Rajasthan for its work on women and girl empowerment.

Mr. Neeraj Akhoury, CEO India Holcim and MD & CEO of Ambuja Cements Ltd. said, “We are honoured to be recognized for our efforts in women empowerment with awards at both district and state level. This recognition will give an impetus to our efforts for making difference in lives at community level. We will continue our efforts to empower women in the communities to take a step ahead and create an impact.”

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