PANAJI: Goa CSR Authority chaired by Chief Minister was established 2 years back and registered under Department of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.
The aims and objectives was to raise the Socio-Economic Standards as a participative mode both Government and Government partnership through Goa CSR Authority in collaboration with the CSR Contributors. On 14th December, 2023, a unique CSR initiative wherein a Conclave witnessed and participated by more than 100 Corporates, PSUs, Government Institutions, Private Sectors followed by a unique appreciation and address by Mr. Piyush Goyal, the Union Minister for Industries and Commerce, Government of India.
The Conclave was chaired by Chief Minister, Dr Pramod Sawant who explained the objectives of CSR Authority which is exclusively working on in the area of Socio – Economic Development through best practices and Team working within the Authority.
The outcomes both the purpose of formation of CSR Authority and Conclave started producing acceptance and contribution from Partners who in contribution for the Noble Cause including the Corporates, Governments and Government Institutions.
Keeping Fit, Skill, and Inclusive Goa, initiatives in the areas of Education, Skill, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Health, Energy were taken up within a month from the date the conclave was held. 8th January, 2024, keeping NEP Policy 2020 and Skill as a part of Learning in Science, Math, Technology, and Engineering [STEM] was introduced at Government Primary School, Sankhali by Chief Minister to enable hands-on and Activity-based Learning. Special attention was given for Training the Teachers in connecting and empowering the children in STEM Education.
Skill Development Library at Government Arts, Science and Commerce College, Sankhali an unique initiatives in India Skill Development Library was inaugurated by Chief Minister in acknowledging the need for the Knowledge from various sources both in Academia and Industry Ready. The Departments like ISRO, IISc, Penguin Books supported this initiative which will go a long way in empowering both School and College Children and Students including the Youth for being Industry Ready and also to take-up Entrepreneurship.
Edusat by ISRO: On 19th January 2024, in collaboration with ISRO with a purpose to provide in addition to the regular classes, [Education through Satellite Edusat] which provides determined and activity-based learning across Goa including both Rural and Urban Areas. Shortly 2-way transmission in Higher Education with the support of ISRO is being planned apart from Teachers Training in Digital Content Creation and delivery.
IISc: Goa CSR Authority within itself through Learning and Development Division have signed MoU with IISc on Design Thinking, the most wanted learning for Administrators, Corporate Heads, and Practising Managers who gets Empowered to ideate, visualize, plan, and strategize in problem solving on Growth of the Department and the Organization. Mr. Amaresh Chakrabarti delivered the Flagship Program for all the Officers of Government of Goa inaugurated by Chief Minister, Government of Goa.
TENVIC and GreenLight Fitness: Chief Minister who continuously emphasizes overall development of the Children, the Youth, and at the National and the International Level in Fitness and Sports was kind enough to obtain and approve the signing up of MoU with TENVIC, founded and led by International Icon Mr. Anil Kumble. The course of implementation includes 3 years continuous and systematic approach with a well-designed pedagogy and practise if training by International experts in Sports across the games like Cricket, Hockey, Football, Boxing, and all other games which provides an opportunity for the Youth and Children to participate in various games in different Championship Events both at the State, National, and International Level.
Fitness being the essential factor amongst the children and the youth, MoU was signed with the GreenLight Fitness [FITNESSGRAM] and named as CM Fitness Certificate.
Canara Bank: A great gesture was offered by Canara Bank who sponsored 500 in number for Fitness Certificate Program initiated by Goa CSR Authority, Goa.
State Bank of India: State Bank of India sponsored 20 tailoring machines for the SHGs in the areas of Entrepreneurship.
THALIYOLA INFOTECH Ltd. [Language Lab]: Keeping the talent and communication as the need of the hour and language being a pivotal role, Thaliyola Infotech Ltd. was approached and through their CSR they were kind enough to instal Technology supporting learning of English and other Foreign Languages. The 1st Training was conducted for the Teachers on 18th January, 2024. Chief Minister inaugurated the Program and Technology Lab.
AlphaMERS Ltd: As environment is also a priority of the Chief Minister and implementation of River Cleansing of wastages, the Goa CSR Authority was approached by AlphaMERS, a known technology leader in this and proposed for a pilot project at their cost subject to all statutory clearances and subsequent upon the presentation made to Chief Secretary, CEO of the Goa CSR Authority and Chief Minister, a MoU was signed in taking the initiative of Environment Friendly practices keeping State of Goa healthy from Environmental Hazards.
The Goa CSR Authority is actually and as a priority are moving ahead in identifying the needs in the area of socio-economic Development, Sourcing the partners in CSR and Execution in covering Health, Education, Entrepreneurship, Skill, Environment, Technology, and other related feeds to keep Goa Skill, Fit, and Inclusive State of the Country.