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The ancient Vedic literature written around 600 B.C. mentions about four Vedas Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samveda, and Atharvaveda which are considered as the root of Dharma. Social responsibility is a manifestation of dharma, the duty of human beings towards society.

Atharva Veda says that one should procure wealth with one hundred hands and distribute it with one thousand hands. The Yajurveda says that enjoy riches with detachment, do not cling to them because the riches belong to the public, they are not yours alone.

In the Rig Veda, there is also a mention of the need for the wealthy to plant trees and build tanks for the community as it would bring them glory in life and beyond.

Let us walk together, Let us talk together, Let our heart vibrate together”

– Rig Veda.

Thus the CSR practices are essentially rooted in the Indian value system and references can be traced to the ancient Hindu scripture.

3rd Global Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility was held on 25th & 26th August 2015, at Courtyard Marriott in Mumbai; gone by its impact and the possibilities of the new additions to the schedule VII of Companies Act 2013. The discussion was on the changes it has undertaken and how they will create an impact.

The 3rd Global Conference on CSR  was in continuation to ensure connects for Civil Society organisation to engage and have meaningful dialogue so as to ensure affirmative connects in project support.

Ashok Chhajer Diya lighting

The Chief Guest were Shri Ashok Chhajer; Founder, Chairman and Managing Director – Arihant Superstructures Ltd, Guest of Honour Mrs. Deena Mehta: MD & CEO- Asit C. Mehta Investment Intermediates Ltd, Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, DG & CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Ministry of Corporate Affair, Mr. D. K. Shenoy, President -Samabhavana and Mr Jasmir Thakur, Secretary and EO, Samabhavana.

Mr. Ashok Chhajer(Chairman and Managing Director – Arihant Superstructures Ltd) said that government has done a good role to mandate CSR in corporate companies he said very interesting point that CSR should not be taken as branding or advertising for the corporates. Instead it must inspire us from within to help and serve the poor by providing them basic necessity and fulfilling our duties. He also said that only if we really want to do the CSR activity will it really work otherwise it will be just an expense for the corporates. He explained the importance of NGO with nice phrase stating “The doer will not get that much of blessing as much as the person who is making him do the work will get.

Our objective is to engage in affirmative action towards health, education and surrounding environment which would lead to increase in the country’s human development index (HDI) and sustainable development for the under privileged or the common man of society.

Arihant would like to impact and contribute to the environmental, economic and social development of the communities in which we operate and society at large by series of CSR activities”.

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