New Delhi/13-12-2022 – Dr. Neelam Gupta, Founder & CEO of one of India’s most credible NGOs, AROH Foundation was felicitated with the coveted Sabera Social Leader of the Year Award for her commitment and consistent efforts towards the social development sector. The award was presented to the founder at the SABERA Awards Summit 2022 on 7th December 2022 in UNESCO HOUSE, Delhi in the presence of the who’s who of the industry including eminent thought leaders, emerging entrepreneurs, veteran social leaders, and top representatives of corporate houses.
The award recognizes Dr. Neelam Gupta’s outstanding work in societal development and the execution of remarkable and exemplary CSR interventions under her leadership. The AROH Foundation was started by Dr. Gupta to give back to society. Realizing the great need for developmental work at the grassroots level, she took up social interventions which provided direct benefits to people. Since its inception, 20 years back in 2001, Dr. Gupta and her team have methodically conceptualized several sustainable social interventions across India and implemented the same in partnership with the Government of India, Public Sector Enterprises, and Corporates. At present, AROH is working on multi-sectoral development initiatives in the CSR domain and government schemes.
The majority of interventions by the AROH Foundation have been focused on the development of the marginalized section of society along with conserving natural resources. The Foundation has a pan-India presence and has an outreach in the remote rural areas in 18 states of India. Under the leadership of Dr. Gupta, the Foundation has impacted the lives of more than 10 lakh individuals so far.
Thanking the jury for conferring the award to her, Dr. Gupta said, “I feel both proud and humbled to be acknowledged and receive the award. The award could not have been possible without the support of my family, my wonderful team at AROH and of course each of my beneficiaries, who up-boosted my morale with gestures of sweet reciprocations time and again. The awards and recognitions strengthen and motivate us in continuing the work for the development of society. And I pledge towards the service of my nation.”
The SABERA Award aims to recognize promising and successful social entrepreneurs, who are key enablers of inclusive growth addressing challenges in numerous areas with excellence in large-scale, system change models. The SABERA Award has established itself as one of the most reputable awards for social entrepreneurs in India.