Second Edition of Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman Announced; Huge Response from All Over India



JSPL Foundation, the CSR arm of leading steelmaker Jindal Steel & Power LTD (JSPL) received 359 entries from all over India for the second edition of the Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman, 2017. The press-meet to announce the entries from eastern India for the event was announced in the presence of Prof Amit Lahiri and Mr. Prashant Kumar Hota. OP Jindal Global University is the Knowledge Partner of this event.

The regional jury members who selected the twelve individuals from the 129 entries consisted of Wasim Kapoor, Soumen Koley, Dr. Anuradha Das, Ashok Chakraborty and Adhrick Roy.

The Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman was devised with the main aim of bringing out those stories of courage, will and determination which brought about changes in the society. The event began with twenty five people in the first edition.

The first round was held at Hyderabad for the South zone, second round for North zone at Chandigarh and third round was held at Kolkata and Mumbai for the East and West zone.

The national assessment will be conducted on 20th April at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi.

Priyanka Dutta

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