Sanjay Dalmia, a leading industrialist and philanthropist has always been keen on the effective growth and development of the country. Owing to various noble initiatives, he has been influencing not only the immediate community, but the country at large.
“I would like to continue and grow my contribution towards the society in whatever capacity I can,” he says. Mr Dalmia believes that despite being a developing nation, there are a number of developmental issues in the country which require attention, especially healthcare.
“Ensuring that everyone has access to good health is the biggest challenge as well as the need of the country. Healthcare should be available at each and every corner of the country and at a subsidized cost for the lower strata. We need to ensure affordable healthcare for all,” he says.
“As individuals, groups and corporate, we all need to do our bit for the upliftment of the underprivileged,” added Mr Dalmia.
Sanjay Dalmia’s commitment towards the nation is well reflected in his noble initiatives. He is actively involved in various philanthropic initiatives, including Masoom, a school for special children from the economically weaker section of the society. Since the inception of this school, Mr Dalmia celebrates his birthday with these children.
Dalmia Sewa Trust ( Dalmia Group ) is yet another initiative based on humanitarian activities such as providing safe drinking water to the people of Chirawa (Rajasthan); organizing free health camps for patients suffering from Asthma, eye ailments, etc for the underprivileged and needy people in Rajasthan. The organization is keenly advocating the idea of Swachh Bharat by doing its own bit in Chirawa.
Another endeavour to provide healthcare facilities to the economically weaker sections of society in New Delhi was realized through the formation of the Bharatiya Socialist Republican Trust (BSR). “My team is working towards improving the basic standards of living by providing safe drinking water and effectively address the issue of sanitation in Madanpur Khadar,” said Mr Dalmia.
“The trust Bharat Maa Shaheed Samman Trust has been formed by us with the sole aim of expressing appreciation and honouring the freedom fighters who came together to fight the colonial powers and win freedom for our Mother nation at the cost of sacrificing their very life. The trust is also extending financial support to the dependents of the Martyrs for Education and livelihood,” he further explicated.
Talking about the government’s emphasis on CSR, Sanjay Dalmia said, “The government is keen to promote CSR and philanthropy. This approach is echoed in the Companies Act 2013, which seeks to mandate corporate social responsibility (CSR) for larger companies. It specifies a fairly wide range of activities that can be undertaken within the ambit of the mandatory (comply or explain) 2% spend on CSR.”
On being asked about his goals for CSR and Sustainability, Mr Dalmia said, “I strongly believe that every individual can play a role in the development and betterment of the society. When we all start contributing in the social and economic development of the country, we will be the best country in the world.”
“My commitment towards my country and its people makes me passionate about social work,” he added.