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GHIAL wins prestigious ‘Golden Peacock Award’ for CSR

Hyderabad: GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL), which operates Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, has today announced that it has won the prestigious ‘Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility’ for 2017 in the transportation sector under the Aviation category.

MN Venkatachaliah, Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) formally handed over the award at the ‘Golden Peacock Awards Presentation Ceremony’ during the Institute of Directors, India’s “12th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility’ held recently in Bengaluru.

Golden Peacock Awards, constituted by the Institute of Directors (IOD), India, is regarded as a benchmark of Corporate Excellence worldwide. The Award applications are assessed at three levels by Independent Assessors and finally by a Grand Jury.

GHIAL was chosen for this award by a distinguished Jury under the Chairmanship of Justice (Dr) Arijit Pasayat, former Judge, Supreme Court of India.

Commenting on the receipt of the award, SGK Kishore, CEO, GHIAL, said, “We feel honoured to have received the Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility. This is a testimony to our continuous endeavour to give back to the society.

Through GMR Group’s CSR wing GMR Varalakshmi Foundation which has been actively working in the villages around Hyderabad Airport for the last 12 years, we have undertaken initiatives in education, health, hygiene & sanitation, empowerment & livelihoods with focus on skill development and sustainable community development.

This recognition will surely serve to motivate our team to strive further towards our objective of making a real difference to the communities around us.”

Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility promotes social and environmental concerns in addition to economic goals and encourage companies to balance financial profits, economic value addition and social good. (INN)

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