In order to make child rights a priority for Indian corporations, CRY (Child Rights and You) is initiating an award that will recognise Indian companies who have demonstrated their commitment to the rights of children. Entitled the ‘CRY Child Rights Champion’ award, it is the first award of its kind in India.
Child Rights and You (formerly known as Child Relief and You) is an NGO that believes in every child's right to a childhood. For over 30 years, CRY and its 200 partner NGOs have worked with parents and communities to ensure lasting change in the lives of more than 2,000,000 underprivileged children, across 23 states in India.
The awards will be judged by a Jury comprising eminent personalities representing the government, civil society and the corporate sector. Speaking about the award, Puja Marwaha, CEO, CRY said, “In today’s inter-connected world, businesses have the ability to have an immense positive impact on children’s lives. The ‘CRY Child Rights Champion’ award is an attempt to recognise and reward companies who have ensured that their business policies and practices include children as an integral stakeholder. Through their products and services, influence and advocacy with peers, and efforts in community engagement, these organisations can contribute to a more sustainable world and ensure a lasting change for children.”
The awards will be presented at the CRY Corporate Responsibility Summit which will be held on 11th January 2013 at the JW Marriott hotel, Mumbai.
Companies can either apply for the awards themselves, or be nominated by others. Deadline for entries is Thursday, 29th November, 2012. Application forms are available on the following website: http://www.cry.org/microsite/CCRS/2013/awards.html