NIQR Student Chapter – Dr MGR University Lecture on Corporate Social Responsibility
NIQR Student Chapter of Faculty of Management Studies, Dr. MGR University, Maduravoyal had organised a guest lecture for their MBA students. Mr. K N Krishnamurthy delivered a lecture on Corporate Social Responsibility on Wednesday, 25th March 2015.
At the outset, Mr. C V Gowri Sankar, Secretary NIQR Chennai Branch gave an overview of the activities of NIQR and explained in detail the programs NIQR can organise for student chapters.
One of the final year students introduced the speaker to the audience. About 150 students of 1st & 2nd year MBA students and faculty attended the program. Mr. K N Krishnamurthy outlined the necessity of CSR for inclusive development within the organisation for raising the level of employees and outside for society at large. He elaborated on the UN Millennium development goal and the human development index for every country wherein India stands a distant 124th out of 200 countries in 2011. He dwelt on few examples of CSR activities of large corporates; Ashok Leyland's Driver Training Institute at Namakkal and TISCO's development of townships. After explaining the Indian Law of minimum 2% of profit of organisations to be spent on CSR, he listed for the benefit of the audience various CSR initiatives including the latest 'SWACHH BHARATH' and 'MAKE IN INDIA'.