On January 14, 2016 Dr Sunil Shroff was awarded the Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Award in the Individual category (Health) by the JSPL (Jindal Steel & Power limited) Foundation. The chief guest for the evening, Mr Rajiv Pratap Rudy (Union Minister of State Skill Development and Entrepreneurship) handed over the awards.
JSPL Foundation is the executing arm of Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL) group CSR activities which works with the community near business operations of the JSPL group as well as other parts of the country. It aligns its programmes with Government and other developmental agencies with an objective of bringing a radical transformation in the lives of communities and integrating them into the mainstream development process of the country.
Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman, instituted by JSPL Foundation, are national level Awards aimed at recognising and rewarding grassroots action leaders both at individual and organisational levels. The Awards endeavor to honour inspiring individuals and organisations leading social change on ground, in the broad areas covering Rural Development, Agriculture Development, Health, Education, Women Empowerment, Public/ Social Service, Environment, Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology and Livelihood/Vocational Skills. United Nations Global Compact Network India (UN-GCNI), the Indian arm of United Nations Global Compact (UN-GC), the worlds’ largest CSR and Sustainability initiative with 103 Local networks and more than 12,000 signatories in 170 countries, was the knowledge and process partner for the Awards to undertake process consultation to finalise the Awardees with the help of regional and national Jury members.
9 individuals and 10 organizations were awarded for their exemplary work. Dr Sunil Shroff addressed as the 'father of deceased organ donation in India" was one of the individual awardees.