"Excellence CSR - NGO Connect 2016" in Pune on 21 April 2016. In the event 70 NGOs and 20 Corporate Companies participated actively from all over Maharashtra. Various topics like Section 135 of Company Act 2013 and donor's perspective of CSR were discussed in the conference. Mr. Devendra Deshpande, CS, shared the laws for Corporate Social Responsibility mentioned under Section 135 and Schedule VII.Pragya Soni, Sr. Manager, Excellence Dhyas Foundation shared the perspective of the donors and important check for the CSR-NGO Partnership. Regional Head, ICICI Bank, Mr. Kanachan Kulkarni shared the strategies and success stories of Education initiative undertaken under ICICI Bank. Mrs. Neeta Rane, Senior Welfare Officer shared the initiative taken by "Forbes & Marshal" for women empowerment. Mr. Saharsh David, CSR Head, shared the innovative CSR initiative undertaken by Sandvik Asia. Maharashtra Arogya Mandal shared the projects undergoing for the health, Quest shared their innovative education initiatives for the urban and rural children and VANARAI shared the different project going on for the environment in Maharashtra.
Ms. Seemantinee Khot who is Sustainable Development Professional, gender equity, livelihood and Corporate Social Responsibility and has more than 30 years of experience in the social sector was the "Special Guest" for the Event. President Excellence Dhyas Foundation, Dr.Naresh Bharde t urged he participants to express their ideas, knowledge and social initiatives for the successful partnerships. Vice President of Excellence Dhyas Foundation Mrs. Reshma Hajite shared the initiatives of Excellence under "Serve NGO" Program.