The awards has been instituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to recognize corporate initiatives in the area of CSR to achieve inclusive growth and sustainable development.
Nineteen companies have been selected from a total of 528 entries.
These awards are the highest Government recognition in the domain of CSR.
Addressing the gathering, President Ram Nath Kovind expressed happiness over India’s huge jump in Ease of Doing Business Rankings.
President also urged those who were present there to motivate their employees to do more for the service of the society.
The function was also attended by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. While addressing the function, Sitharaman appreciated the role of corporate sector for giving back to society.