Bharti Foundation the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises was felicitated for the exemplary work it has been doing in the education space. The key note address on ‘Building Back Better’ was given by Smt. Smriti Irani, Hon’ble Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Government of India, though a video message.
The award categories included SDG Awards for Corporate Foundations and Felicitation of top 15 companies in the Sustainability Index. The ceremony was broadcasted on the Times Network.
A study report was also released on the ranking on Responsible Business by Mr. Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog, which covered data from 200 companies on over 90 parameters followed by the felicitation ceremony. The evening witnessed the participation of 50 key eminent personalities from the government, top corporate leaders, academicians, think tanks and multilateral institutions.
Speaking on the proud moment Ms Mamta Saikia, CEO, Bharti Foundation said “We are honored to receive this felicitation, it reaffirms our commitment towards the Foundation’s mission of delivering quality education to underprivileged children. Our programs are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and we are proud to get recognised as the ‘Leader of Sustainable Change.”
The Foundation’s primary focus has been centered on the education of children across rural India while nurturing a culture of positivity, collaboration, innovation and process orientation within the organization.
About Bharti Foundation
Bharti Foundation was set up in the year 2000 as the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises. It implements and supports programs in primary, secondary and higher education as well as sanitation. Since 2006, the flagship Satya Bharti School Program has been providing free quality education to thousands of underprivileged children in 183 schools in rural areas across six states, with a focus on the girl child. The impact of quality education has been scaled-up by transferring the learning and good practices of this program to 2,45,556 students studying in 791 partner government schools across 13 states and union territories, through the Satya Bharti Quality Support Program, since 2013. Satya Bharti Abhiyan, the sanitation initiative started in 2014, has benefitted 2,17,129 beneficiaries by improving sanitation conditions in the districts of Punjab, providing access to toilets and by fostering behavioral change in communities. Together, these programs have cumulatively impacted over 2.2 million community members.