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Mindtree wins Mother Teresa Award for Corporate Citizen
Thu, 3rd Oct 2019
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Global technology firm Mindtree has been awarded a Mother Teresa Award for Corporate Citizen, recognising the company's efforts to empower humanity through business.

The Mother Teresa Award for Corporate Citizen launched in 1998 and has since recognised exemplary organisations that have shown dedication to corporate citizenship.

The award is intended to showcase a corporation which has gone far beyond its call of duty to promote welfare activities for the benefit of the poor and marginalised sections of society and is environmentally conscious.

This year Mindtree received the award in praise of several philanthropic initiatives that focus on giving back to people.

"We are greatly honored and humbled to receive the Mother Teresa Award," says Mindtree chief people officer Paneesh Rao.

“At Mindtree, we hold ourselves accountable to the community that we live in and believe in making a difference through giving. This recognition inspires us to continue these efforts and help make the world a better place."

One of Mindtree's philanthropic initiatives, called Samruddhi Abhihan, is as follows:

“Aligned with the visionary Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, in a spirit of fostering healthy competition. Samruddhi Abhiyan aimed to create a positive impact for the thousands of school-going children in the Kanakapura Taluk of Karnataka.

Over six months, the program involved 161 schools, 14,700 children and 36 villages from the entire Kanakapura Taluk on cleanliness, sports, cultural activities and improving overall education standards. With 25 model schools announced as winners of this competition, this is now being replicated across the state by the government of Karnataka.

Another initiative is called Assistive Technology Handover.

“Mindtree has launched Digital Nethra for Eyes (DIGNIFY), an Android-based application that converts printed text into audio, enabling people with visual impairment to read without braille or an audiobook.

Another Android application developed by Mindtree, Visual Intervention Kit with Analytics for children with Special Needs (VIKAS), uses 10 curated exercises across 34 screens to improve the visual-cerebral abilities of children with Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI), conceptualized by Aravind Eye Hospitals and developed by Mindtree.

The Loyola Institute of Business Administration presented the Mother Teresa Award for Corporate Citizen in Chennai.

Mindtree is a global technology consulting and services company, helping enterprises couple scale with agility to achieve competitive advantage.

Operating in more than 15 countries across the world the company is made up of 21,000 entrepreneurial, collaborative and dedicated 'Mindtree Minds'.

Mindtree applies its deep domain knowledge to 350+ enterprise client engagements to break down silos, make sense of digital complexity and bring new initiatives to market faster.