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Noted social impact awards, SABERA recognized the best ESG practices and sustainable development initiatives showcased by corporates, non-profits, and individuals through a Grand Gala hosted at Teen Murti

The sixth edition of the Social and Business Enterprise Responsible Awards, SABERA 2023, themed ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ successfully concluded with recognition of outstanding contributions to social responsibility and sustainable development.

The SABERA Awards 2023 showcased initiatives and projects that embody the principles of ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ that echoed the nation’s spirit of self-sufficiency, ingenuity, and sustainable growth. The event brought together thought leaders, industry experts, and change-makers from various sectors to discuss and recognize innovative solutions driving sustainable development in the country.

Organized by the Simply Suparnaa © Media Network, the event began with an inspiring keynote address by Joint Commissioner of Police of Eastern Range, Delhi Chhaya Sharma (Head of special investigation of the Nirbhaya Gang rape case), emphasizing on inclusive development especially with respect to women for fostering self-sufficiency and innovation for a resilient and sustainable future.

Ms. Renu Sud Karnad, Chair of the Board of Directors at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Vice Chair- Governing Council at Indraprastha Cancer Society and Research Centre, chaired the Jury for the third time. Other distinguished jury members included Dr. Mukund Rajan (Chairperson of ECube Investment Advisors), Mr. Dinesh Chhabra (former CEO, Usha International), Mr. Richard Rekhy (Board Member – KPMG Dubai and Former Chief Executive Officer –KPMG India), Mr. Sanjay Prakash (Managing Director and CEO, SBI Foundation), Ms. Sujatha UG (Head-Global Partnerships & Multilaterals, Invest India Senior Advisor, WAIPA) and Ms. Aastha Grover (Head, Startup India, DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Vice President, Invest India).

“SABERA as a platform is creating a tri partite bridge between the Non Profits who can identify the pressing challenges in the country, the policy influencer who can facilitate the know-how in solving these challenges, and the for-profit sector that can provide the resources to execute the solutions to these challenges. There is a sense of pride in every Indian with the success of Chandrayan 3 which is a continued effort of the nation. Hence, the importance of acknowledging the scientific-based research and development happening in the country is what we as a platform wanted to focus on this year”, says Ms. Suparnaa Chadda, Founder Curator, SABERA.

SABERA 2023 also saw representatives from the AGNIi Mission Research, under the guidance of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, share valuable insights into the role of emerging technology and innovation in advancing the nation’s goals of self-reliance. Their contributions shed light on the potential of startups, labs, and the innovation ecosystem in addressing the priorities of Government stakeholders. The panel of speakers included Vikrant Khazanchi , Head AGNIi Mission, Apurva Rathod, Company secretary and head of CSR / Sustainability L&T Finance, and was chaired by Geeta Goel, Country Director Michael & Susan DELL Foundation completing the tripartite sector representation of Non-Profits, Industry & Policy influencers exploring the synergies.

This year, a total of 150 inspiring entries were received for the three main categories of Initiative, Entity, and Individual. SABERA acknowledged the impactful initiatives and efforts of change makers. Forty-two certificates were awarded, including four jury commendations to inspire social change. The awardees demonstrated a commitment to social responsibility, sustainability, and innovative solutions.

The SABERA Awards 2023 was a testament to the collective effort and commitment towards building an “Atma Nirbhar Bharat.” The event highlighted the importance of collaboration, innovation, and social responsibility in driving positive change and achieving sustainable development goals.

Media contact: Rucha, 91-9545521745, Garvita +91 96304 58425

About Simply Suparnaa Media Network:

Suparnaa is the founder of the Simply Suparnaa © Media Network The Network consciously works toward creating a positive narrative away from sensationalism. Suparnaa uses her versatile experience in media to curate SABERA. Amidst others, the network stands for causes enabling gender sensitivity and actively conducts workshops on menstrual hygiene through its non-profit arm, Woman Endangered. Suparnaa has also been conducting workshops with students across states on Violence against women along with JOSH TALKS. The network strongly believes that leadership and spirituality are interconnected and have the potential to bring a larger change in society. It has been recognized by the UN Women as an SME Champion.


Initiative Category
Paryavaran Upbhog
PepsiCo India Lays Biochar Project Paryavaran Upbhog Above Certificate
Tieedi Permaculture Foundation Everyday Environmentalism Paryavaran Upbhog Below Certificate
Dabur India Limited Water Stewardship Paryavaran and Upbhog Above Jury Commendation
Quick Heal Foundation Cyber Shiksha for Cyber Suraksha Shiksha Above Certificate
Sanjeevani Life Beyond Cancer Can – Saarthi Shiksha Below Certificate
WNS Make My Career Sashktikaran Above Certificate
Dribble Academy Foundation Basketball for empowerment Sashktikaran Below Certificate
Kranti Community Foundation Kranti Sashktikaran Below Jury Special Recognition
Swasthya Kalyan
Vedanta Medical Research Foundation BALCO Medical Centre Swasthya Kalyan Above Certificate
ANUGRAHA DRISHTIDAAN Reducing Avoidable Blindness Swasthya Kalyan Below Certificate
BansiVidya Memorial Trust Leukemia Crusaders Swasthya Kalyan Below Jury Commendation
Krishi Gramin Vikas
PepsiCo India Lays Smart Farm Krishi Gramin Vikas Above Certificate
Layngik Samanta
VMware VMware Inclusion TAARA Layngik Samanta Above Certificate
Omysha Foundation WeDiversify Layngik Samanta Below Certificate
Jamshedpur Queer Circle Queer Heritage Festival Layngik Samanta Below Certificate
Most Innovative Development Sector Project
Hindustan Unilever Limited Prabhat Most Innovative Development Sector Project Above Certificate
E-waste Social Private Limited E-waste Social Most Innovative Development Sector Project Below Certificate
Winpe Fostering Gender Balance in PEVC Most Innovative Development Sector Project Below Certificate
Behavioral Change through Marketing and Communication
SABHYATA SABHYATA Behavioral Change through Marketing and Communication Above Certificate
Sachin Sarcoma Society Project Efficiency Behavioral Change through Marketing and Communication Below Certificate
Entity Category
Social Enterprise of the Year
Buffindia Receptacles Private Limited Social Enterprise of the Year Below Certificate
Ladakh Basket Social Enterprise of the Year Below Jury Commendation
Not for profit of the year
SBI Foundation Not for profit of the year Above Certificate
Agewell Foundation Not for profit of the year Below Certificate
Emerging Think Tank of the Year
One Future Collective Emerging Think Tank of the Year Below Certificate
Responsible Business of the Year
Maruti Suzuki India Limited Responsible Business of the Year Above Certificate
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited Responsible Business of the Year Above Certificate
Promising Responsible Business
EverEnviro Resource Management Private Limited Promising Responsible Business Certificate
Entity Category
Promising Social Leader
Karnav Rastogi Karnav Rastogi Promising Social Leader Certificate
Lakshay Nagpal Sachin Sarcoma Society Promising Social Leader Certificate
Sheetal Jain Kranti Promising Social Leader Certificate
Social Leader of the Year
Anupama Katkar Quick Heal Foundation Social Leader of the Year Certificate
Brinda Poornapragna eVidyaloka Trust Social leader of the year Certificate
Lalitha Raghuram MOHAN Foundation Social leader of the year Certificate
Change Makers
Dr. Sudha Kidao Foundation For Excellence India Trust Change Makers Certificate
Sheetal Agarwal Clownselors Foundation Change Makers Certificate
Vanitha Rangaraj Sharanalayam Change Makers Certificate
Sugandha Sukrutaraj AMBA Change Makers Certificate
Emerging Responsible Business Leader of the Year
Bala Sarda VAHDAM® India Certificate
Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr Sunil Kaul ANT Certificate



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