Mumbai-based Krisha Foundation Krisha Foundation, a public-charitable trust in diverse areas related to Financial Literacy and Investor Education has decided to award best National Service Scheme (NSS) directors from this year on annual basis. On NSS foundation day, September 24, the foundation awarded 97 directors in three categories—L ate Pushpa Hariram Punjabi NSS NETRUTVA AWARD (University Level), Late Hariram Chimandas Punjabi NSS KARAMVEER AWARD (College Level), and Late Prof Mukesh Hariram Punjabi NSS YUVA YODHA AWARD (Student Level).
There were over 1500 applicants for all three award categories. A jury comprising of Dr. G T Thampi, Principal Thadomal Shahani College of Engineering Mumbai, Prof (Dr.) JW Bakal, Principal Pillai HOC College of Engineering and Technology Rasayani and Dr. Lili Bhushan, Principal KES Shroff College of Arts and Commerce, Mumbai scrutinized these applications under each category. Accordingly, 11 participants were selected for Netrutva Award, 36 participants for Karamveer Award, and 50 participants were selected forYuva Yodha Awards.
Yogesh Kundnani, Senior Vice President- CDSL, and Neetu Juneja, Regulatory Head and Vice President- Western region of NSE, were the Guest of Honor for the Award Function.
Diya Navin Punjabi, President and Trustee, Krisha Foundation welcomed all the Directors, Program Officers and the students Volunteers. She promised that each year the trust would like to encourage the good work that NSS undertakes and Krisha Foundation is open for collaboration and working closely with NSS. She also encouraged all NSS units across India to celebrate the World Investor Week, 2022 from 10th to 16th October, 2022 which is celebrated globally by IOSCO and the national coordinator for the same is SEBI.
“Each act of kindness matters, no matter however small it is. Every volunteer can make a difference. Together, you have the potential to make a big difference ,”said Neetu Juneja.
National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme of the Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. It provides an opportunity to the youth of the country to take part in various government led community service activities & programmes. The sole aim of the NSS is to provide hands-on experience to young students in delivering community service. Since the inception of the NSS in the year 1969, the number of students strength increased from 40,000 to over 3.8 million up to the end of March 2018 in various universities, colleges, and Institutions of higher learning have volunteered to take part in various community service programmes.