Capacity building training on ‘CSR Compliances & Project Management’

Comprehensive two-day capacity building training on ‘CSR Compliances & Project Management’ was held on May 20 and 21.

Comprehensive two-day capacity building training on ‘CSR Compliances & Project Management’ was held on May 20 and 21.

Kohima, May 22 (MExN): The Investment and Development Authority of Nagaland (IDAN), in collaboration with HCL Foundation through their HCL Academy organised a comprehensive two-day capacity building training on ‘CSR Compliances & Project Management.’ The event held on May 20 and 21 witnessed the participation of 35 NGOs from across Nagaland.

The inaugural session was graced by R Ramakrishnan, IAS, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister & Development Commissioner, Government of Nagaland as the special guest. In his address, Ramakrishnan emphasised the importance of NGOs in fostering the empowerment of Naga society and expressed gratitude to HCL Foundation for its partnership with IDAN in spearheading initiatives for the betterment of Nagaland.

Reny Wilfred, IAS, Joint Secretary, IDAN, extended a welcome to the attendees, while Dr Nidhi Pundhir, Vice President, Global CSR HCL Tech & Director HCL Foundation, reiterated the foundation's commitment to supporting NGOs through collaborative efforts and capacity-building initiatives. Shri I Changsang, NCS, Under Secretary, IDAN, delivered the closing remarks at the formal program, expressing appreciation to all participants and emphasizing the importance of implementing the knowledge gained during the training.

During the workshop, resource faculties from HCL Foundation, Dr Surabhi Yadav, Nikhil Pant, Rahul Kumar, Dr Chandrayee Das, and Subhash Mittal delivered presentations on various topics. Sessions on the overview and evolution of CSR, compliance with Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013, and CSR activities outlined in Project Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013 were particularly enlightening. Additionally, participants gained valuable insights into project management processes, project planning, development, and implementation of change.

The second day of the training delved into fundamental aspects of CSR policy, guiding participants on how to prepare effective CSR policies, and strategies for development communication and resource mobilization. The interactive sessions saw active engagement from participating NGOs, who eagerly sought clarification on CSR policies and laws.

The training concluded with a virtual presentation covering crucial topics such as accounting, taxation, latest amendments, and notifications relevant to CSR initiatives. Discussions on assessment and certification provided participants with the opportunity to share their key learning and action points, stated a press release issued by IDAN Media.