Celebrated Philanthropist

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Our prestigious celebrity columnist Nisha JamVwal was recently awarded for her social work. Youth Inc tells you more about her achievements

THE AWARD
Nisha JamVwal was awarded the Women’s Achievers Award from the World Women Leadership Congress on 15 February. The award was given to her by Dr. R.L. Bhatia, Founder and Chief Editor of World CSR Day for her outstanding career performance and CSR work.

FOR ART
Nisha is well known for her extensive contribution to the NGO sector. Her work with traditional Indian craftsmen as a crusader to save the dying art of Indian crafts is world renowned. She has authored two books on saving Indian craft.

FOR ORPHANS
She also recently conducted an auction and raised substantial funding for orphaned children, while promoting the cause of adoption for the NGO Catalysts for Social Action.

FOR THE DISABLED
Nisha also serves on the board of AID (Accessibility for Individuals with Disability) where she works to help lobby with the public sector to build ramps and wider doors, public facilities and transport that are conducive for use by the disabled.

FOR STREET CHILDREN
Nisha has also received praise for her commendable work in putting together the ‘India On Canvas’ auction for Khushii Foundation that works for street children where she had Aishwarya Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Praful Patel, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Balasaheb Thackeray, Sushmita Sen, Pawan Munjal and Tina Ambani paint canvases to raise awareness and funds for the benefit of the NGO’s work for street children.

FOR FUNDRAISING
Nisha’s personal commitment to contributing towards a better India saw her organising a fundraiser for Teach for India and she is currently involved with supporting further fundraising efforts for their various programmes.

FOR THE GIRL CHILD
She has raised awareness for the need to protect the girl child and added her voice to the campaign against female foeticide at ‘I Am She’ with Sushmita Sen, and with famed cricketer Chris Cairns to promote education of underprivileged children.

FOR ANIMALS
Nisha’s work also extends to animal rights with her joining hands to support Maneka Gandhi’s PFA (People For Animals) efforts.

IN HER OWN WORDS
Nisha says, “It is a great honour to receive this prestigious award. I have always believed that a sense of responsibility to the community is an essential quality towards a better tomorrow, and have strived to exemplify that ideal in my own life. In India we have so much that requires support and attention – from art to sport, healthcare, education, children’s and women’s causes and so much more.”

 

Volume 3 Issue 10

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