Vedanta Chairman conferred with Philanthropy Award at Asian Business Awards 2021

JNS: Anil Agarwal, Chairman of the Vedanta Group, India’s leading producer of metals, minerals and oil and gas, has been conferred with the coveted Philanthropy Award at the Asian Business Awards 2021.

The award has been given for the outstanding work done through his charitable foundation, ‘Anil Agarwal Foundation’, which is creating a sustainable and positive impact for public good.

The Asian Business Award, now in its 23 year, is hosted by Eastern Eye, Britain’s biggest selling English language Asian newspaper. The award celebrates Asian entrepreneurship and business success, and the winners are honoured at the annual gathering of the UK’s wealthiest and most successful businessmen and women.

This year’s award, which was held in London, recognizes Agarwal for his contribution towards philanthropy. He is on a mission of giving back to society with a focus on education, healthcare, water, sanitation and sustainable living. The Anil Agarwal Foundation has been set up with an aim to realize this philanthropic vision.

Speaking at the occasion, Agarwal said: “I am extremely humbled to receive this award. UK is a land of opportunities and has given me a lot. Philanthropy is something very close to my heart and I draw immense satisfaction by giving back to society,”

Anil Agarwal Foundation CEO, Dr Bhaskar Chatterjee said, “We are extremely honored to receive this award. We have always been committed towards the upliftment of society and the preservation of our planet.”

The Anil Agarwal Foundation was set up to facilitate sustainable and inclusive growth to protect and provide for our communities. When we receive such a prestigious award, it serves as an acknowledgement of our efforts to contribute towards the benefit of our society and motivates us to do more and better, he said.

Vedanta Chairman has resolved to dedicate 75 per cent of his wealth for the upliftment of the society. On this occasion, he joined the movement called ‘The Giving Pledge’ where various social workers of the world are committed to dedicate their wealth to the society.

Congratulating the Chairman, NL Vette, CEO, Vedanta ESL, said, “Our Chairman is an inspiration to all of us for his outstanding business acumen as well as his constant social work. This award is his great An epitome of work. And it is a matter of pride for the entire Vedanta family. ESL is also determined to remain committed to its community.”

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