20 Sep : The Commerce Department of Government College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organized a One-day National Seminar on CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY today. Mrs. Raji P. Shrivastava, Special Secretary Finance and Director Higher Education, UT Administration Chandigarh addressed the gathering on “Responsible Advertising” as a significant component of corporate social responsibility.
Mrs. Shrivastava observed that our values are being sacrificed without our not even knowing it, as advertisements are corrupting our minds. She further observed that CSR should become a part of Corporate Business Ethos and not be seen differently. She motivated the young generation to rise up to the occasion and question the dimension of non-conformity to social responsibility by the corporates. Earlier the Seminar was inaugurated by Mr. Pawan Jain, Head Corporate Governance, Trident Group of Industries.
134 delegates from Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana participated in the Seminar. Eminent speakers from Industry, Academics and Professions were invited to deliberate on and interact with the delegates and share their knowledge, experience and offer suggestions in the Indian context.
In the 1st Technical-Session, chaired by Sh. Rajnish Garg, General Secy. Haryana Chamber of Commerce, Sh. S.P.Babuta, Secretary, Northern Region Council of ICAI presented his views on CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – A ‘LEGITIMATE’ AND ‘ACHIEVABLE’ AIM FOR BUSINESS. He elucidated the possibilities of achieving this objective. The 2nd Technical-Session was chaired by Prof. S.K.Chadha from UBS, Punjab University, and Dr. Suveera Gill spoke on the Topic CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: DOES IT MATTER ? She dwelled on the need and significance of being socially responsible. Mr. Chadha boosted the morale of the students and urged them to play a dynamic role in the contemporary business world. In the 3rd Session, Mr. Vivek Sahni, CA, a Corporate Motivator with Infosys Technology Ltd. spoke on CSR INITIATIVES IN THE CORPORATE WORLD and enumerated the various measures taken by the companies to fulfil their social responsibility. Sh. Vinod Kapoor, President RFM Association chaired the session.
The Seminar provided an insight into the relevance and issues involved in the latest concepts of “Corporate Social Responsibility.” More than twenty scholars and professionals presented their views on the topic. The students and faculty were immensely benefited from the presentations.
Mrs. Promila Kaushal, Principal of the college presided over the Valedictory Function. Addressing the gathering on this occasion she remarked that the issue of social responsibility was an extremely pertinent issue with reference to the growing expectations of the society and therefore, the corporates have to devise and improvise ways and means to behave and function in a socially acceptable manner.