Bhaskar Foundation is a not for profit charitable organization registered under the Indian Trust Act. The trust was set up by Dainik Bhaskar Group in year 2008 with an aim to carry out corporate social responsibility activities of the Group. We as a society face various issues and challenges and to address them, innumerable initiatives are required. Bhaskar Foundation contributes its bit through some modest initiatives and attempts to bring in a positive change in the society. Various corporate social responsibility activities and projects are being implemented in states including Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir etc. Bhaskar Foundation have been trained more than 1,30,000 beneficiaries in various fields and today most of them are earning their livelihood through self or wage employment.
• Education, Skill Development • Livelihood generation and employment • Healthcare and sanitation • Agriculture and Rural Development • Environment • Empowerment of Girl Child
Bhaskar Foundation has touched Lakhs of underprivileged and needy people in remotest areas of the country through various development programmes. These areas include the Red Terror affected areas of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha & terrorist affected areas of J&K. The presence extends from North East to Maharashtra from East to West and from J&K to Andhra Pradesh from North to South. People of all religions and casts have been covered.
Bhaskar Foundation has worked in 19 states including Madhya Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttrakhand, Bihar, Haryana, Assam, Delhi, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat & Maharashtra. In all these states we have our own centres and offices. The projects implemented by Foundation has benefited lakhs of people particularly from marginalized section of society.
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Events and Updates
National Conference on Water (25 – 26th June, 2010) - Bhopal
National Conference on Bamboo (12-13th July, 2011) - Raipur
Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India
DGET, Ministry of Labour and Employment, GoI
Rajasthan State Livelihood Development Corporation (RSLDC)
Department of Bhopal Gas Relief and Rehabilitation, Govt. of M.P
DPIP, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh
MP State Rural Livelihood Mission
National Mission on Bamboo Applications (NMBA)
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD )
Ministry of Textile, Govt. of India
Odisha State Employment Mission (OSEM), Govt. of Odisha
Tribal Department, Govt. of Chhattisgarh
Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, GoI
Bihar Skill Development Mission (BSDM), Govt. of Bihar
Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Mission (UPSDM), Govt. of UP
Uttarakhand Skill Development Mission (UKSDM), Govt. of UK
Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways, GoI
Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development & Employment Generation Board (MPSSDEGB)
Indian Plumbing Sector Skill Council (IPSC)
Handicrafts & Carpet Sector Skill Council (HCSSC)
Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council (DWSSC)
Construction Skill Development Council of India (CSDCI)
Textile Sector Skill Council (TSSC)
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi presenting Certificate to Mr. Keshav trained as Rural Mason under PMAY - G by Bhaskar Foundation during the launch of PMAY-G in November, 2016 at Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
Sh. Pawan Kumar Bansal, Hon’ble Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources, inaugurating National Conference on Water (JALSATYAGARH) was organized by Bhaskar Foundation on June 25-26, 2010 at Bhopal. Other dignitaries present include Sh. Gopal Bhargawa, Hon’ble Minister for Social Justice, Panchayat & Rural Development, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh& Sh. Jayant Malaiya, Hon’ble Minister for Water Resources, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh
Sh. Gopal Rai, Minister for Employment, Development, Labour, Government of Delhi presenting Certificate to a beneficiary trained as Mason by Bhaskar Foundation under RPL for construction workers scheme on July 24, 2017.
Sh. Nitin Gadkari Hon’ble Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways awarding RPL project work order to Mr. Hemnath Mishra, Vice President, Bhaskar Foundation.
Sh. Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh at Bhopal Lake restoration initiative of Bhaskar Foundation & D B Group
Sh. Birender Singh, Hon’ble Minister for Rural Development, GoI at DDU GKY centre at Dharsiwa, Chhattisgarh run by Bhaskar Foundation. June 2015.
Sh. Santosh Mathew, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, GoI at DDU GKY Centre of Bhaskar Foundation at Dharsiva, Chhattisgarh. June 2015.
Sh. Roshal Lal, MLA Raigarh, Chhattisgarh & S.h Mukesh Bansal, Collector, Raigarh attending a function at Womens ITI Raigarh adopted by Bhaskar Foundation on September 16, 2014.
Sh. O. P. Chaudhary, Collector, Janjghir Champa visiting, ITI Dhabra, Chhattisgarh adopted by Bhaskar Foundation on September 17, 2014.
Sh. Jitendra Choudhury, Ministry for Rural Development, Industries, Commerce, Forest, Govt. of Tripura and Hon’ble Forest Minister, Govt. of Chhattisgarh Sh. Vikram Usendi, inaugurating National Conference on Cluster Development of Bamboo Products organized by Bhaskar Foundation on July 12-13, 2011 at Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
Sh. Hema Ram Chaudhary, Hon’ble Minister of Revenue, Colonisation and Water Resources, Govt. of Rajasthan inaugurating National Conference on Water (JALSATYAGARH) organized by Bhaskar Foundation at Jaipur on October 12, 2012. Other dignitaries present include Prof. Vijay Shankar Vyas, Member, Prime Minister’s Economy Advisory Council and Prof. Emeritus, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur, Sh. Vijay Bhaskar, Joint Secretary, Drinking Water, Govt. of India and Dr. Purshottam Agarwal, Principal Secretary, PHED, Govt. of Rajasthan.
Sh. Prashant Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India visiting training centre of PMAY - G, Mason Training run by Bhaskar Foundation at Chhattisgarh on April 26, 2017.
Sh Jairam Thakur Honble Chief Minister Himachal Pradesh shares a moment with Sh Sanjay Ganjoo Chairman Bhaskar Foundation
Received Award for Commendable Water NGO – Water Education for outstanding contribution in field of Water supported by UNESCO, DJB and Water Digest.
Bhaskar Foundation is a not for profit charitable organization registered under the Indian Trust Act. The trust was set up by Dainik Bhaskar Group in year 2008 with an aim to carry out corporate social responsibility activities of the Group. We as a society face various issues and challenges and to address them, innumerable initiatives are required. Bhaskar Foundation contributes its bit through some modest initiatives and attempts to bring in a positive change in the society.
Various corporate social responsibility activities and projects are being implemented in states including Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir etc. Bhaskar Foundation have been trained more than 1,30,000 beneficiaries in various fields and today most of them are earning their livelihood through self or wage employment.
Foundation covers a broad spectrum of issues including:
• Education, Skill Development
• Livelihood generation and employment
• Healthcare and sanitation
• Agriculture and Rural Development
• National Security
• Empowerment of Girl Child
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN
Mr. Sanjay Ganjoo worked in Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) the apex business organization of India for 13 years. He worked at various levels and at the time of leaving he was Director Trade Fairs. He worked on various business sectors and promoted business, investment and trade. The sectors include Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Construction, Aviation, Power, Telecom, Health, Defense, Mining etc. While working in FICCI he traveled to more than 25 countries across globe and interacted with many Government and Private Institutions. He was associated with many prestigious events of the country from conceptualization to implementation including Pravasi Bharti Diwas, Vibrant Gujarat, Aero India, India Chem, India Aviation, India Electricity, India Aviation, Arogya etc. He also represented India at many important Global events.
He joined Bhaskar Foundation (Dainik Bhaskar Initiative) as CEO in year 2008 and was responsible for carrying out CSR activities of Dainik Bhaskar Group the largest and most admired Media Brand. The Group has diversified business interests in sectors including Power, Textiles, Agro Processing, Real Estate, Mining etc.
In year 2016 he was appointed as Chairman and Trustee of Bhaskar Foundation. The Foundation works in various sectors of social development including skill development, water conservation, rural development, healthcare, education and sanitation. Various projects on above focus areas are being implemented in states including MP, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and Gujarat. Skill Development has been a major focus area of Bhaskar Foundation and since last seven years more than one lakh unemployed youth mostly from rural areas and deprived sections of society have been trained and provided placement linkages
He is member of the Governing Body of IIM Jammu.
Mr. Sanjay Ganjoo is also Director General of Indian Federation of Green Energy (IFGE) an Industry Organisation for Green Energy Companies. IFGE is an Industry body for Green Energy Companies. IFGE has been working extensively on Development of Bamboo Sector in India and has organized the largest conference “Global Bamboo Summit” at Indore in 2106. IFGE has been instrumental in bringing policy changes in terms of amendment of Forest Act and also in revival of Bamboo Mission through its intense effort of convincing policy makers. He is Secretary of People of Indian Origin Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PIOCCI) an organization which supports initiatives for PIO/NRI community.
Mr. Sanjay Ganjoo has studied upto M.Sc. in Statistics from Kashmir University. He has spoken at many national and international conferences and has been participating through debates and panel discussions on electronic media.
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