Newsletter December 2018 | Sahabhag Maharashtra

 

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Dear Sir/Madam,
This is Sahabhag's montly newsletter highlighting the events and projects.
 

 

CHIEF MINISTER OFFICE 

GOVEREMNT OF MAHARASHTRA 

 DECEMBER 2018

1. SAHABHAG WINS THE SKOCH AWARD!

2. MAVIM GOES LIVE ON AMAZON.

3. WHAT's NEXT  ?

 

SAHABHAG WINS THE COVETED SKOCH AWARD.

In September 2018, Sahabhag – Social Responsibility Cell of the Chief Minister’s Office, Government of Maharashtra was conferred the Skoch Awards for ‘Order of Merit’ and ‘Silver’ under the category of Corporate Social Responsibility (Community Outreach and Development). Skoch Awards, awarded by the Skoch Group honors people, projects and institutions who go the extra mile in nation-building.

Sahabhag participated in a competitive evaluation across the country in the category for Corporate Social Responsibility (Community Outreach and Development), followed by a thorough research by Skoch Group on the impact created, and an Evaluation Presentation to a jury of domain experts constituted. Sahabhag was among 31 nominees awarded the Order of Merit, out of a total pool of 150 applicants, and among the 11 awardees for the Silver Category Award for Community Outreach and Development.

Mr. Ishu Sindhu, Asst. Resident Commissioner (Protocol) received the SKOCH Award on behalf of Sahabhag, Government of Maharashtra

 
 

Sahabhag receiving the SKOCH ‘Silver’ Award under the category - Corporate Social Responsibility (Community  Outreach &Development) .

Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri. Devendra Fadnavis with team Sahabhag 

 
 
 

MAVIM GOES LIVE ON AMAZON.

Sahabhag – Social Responsibility Cell, Government of Maharashtra was delighted to facilitate this unique and strategic partnership between Amazon India’s ‘Saheli’ platform and Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVIM). Sahabhag planned and coordinated this collaboration with Amazon India, which was then implemented with the signing of an MoU between Amazon Saheli and MAVIM in the presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri. Devendra Fadnavis. The product launch then took place during the 'Shakti Summit: Harnessing women capital for societal good', jointly organized by Sahabhag and MAVIM, at the hands of Ms. Pankaja Munde, Minister of Women and Child Development, Government of Maharashtra.

As MAVIM went LIVE on AMAZON, various products made by women self-help groups (SHGs) from Maharashtra can now be purchased online on Amazon India’s leading e-commerce marketplace.
The Shakti Summit was organized with an aim to showcase Government's efforts for women empowerment and leverage private sector support and expertise for women-led micro-enterprises in the space of livelihoods, gender justice and microfinance. The summit was well received and attended by various dignitaries, as well as several other representatives from the business community, government, academic institutions, startups and civil society.

Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVIM) is the State’s ‘Women Development Corporation’ for Maharashtra, established in1975 and registered under Companies Act, Section 8 A – as a not for Profit Company. The mission of the Corporation is ‘To bring about gender justice and equality for women, investing in human capital and the capacity building of women, thus making them economically and socially empowered and enabling them to access sustainable livelihoods.’


 
 
 Hon. Minister for Women & Child Development – Ms.Pankaja Munde launching MAVIM’s products on Amazon Saheli
 

WHAT's NEXT

With Sahabhag’s focused interventions of holistic development in Palghar district, a joint stakeholder conference will be organized in the month of December 2018. The conference aims to develop a unique model of bringing together corporate partners working in the district and district administration together on one common platform. The objective is to develop synergies and prevent working in silos, by bringing stakeholders to work jointly towards the development of Palghar.
 
ABOUT SAHABHAG

Sahabhag is the Social Responsibility Cell of the Government of Maharashtra born out of Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri. Devendra Fadnavis's vision to harness collaboration between all stakeholders of the society for sustainable social impact. Sahabhag is the nodal platform for facilitating innovative partnerships between Government, Corporates, non-profits, citizens, academia and international organizations for social development. Sahabhag’s strategic partnerships are in the areas of Women empowerment, Livelihoods generation, Water Conservation, Health & Sanitation and Integrated Village Development through all of the above modes of CSR, Public Private Partnerships and Volunteering initiatives.

 

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