Infosys has been awarded the AVATR 'Choice of Jury' PUTHRI Award for Excellence in CSR 2019 for Infosys Foundation’s Devadasis rehabilitation project
Infosys has been awarded the AVATR 'Choice of Jury' PUTHRI Award for Excellence in CSR 2019 (Infosys Foundation’s Devadasis rehabilitation project). It has been recognized for its commitment towards social responsibility, empowering the lives of underprivileged women and girl children. Infosys Foundation has been working for the empowerment and rehabilitation of the Devadasi community over the last 15 years. In 2003, the Navajeevana Mahila Okkoota (NJMO) was set up at Raichur by the Infosys Foundation. NJMO focuses on the education of children of the devadasis, higher education of meritorious students, awareness against the devadasi system and child marriages and supports small scale livelihood projects for the women. Over the years, the efforts have expanded to cover a wide range of issues related to community empowerment such as micro- finance, education, health and rural development. The many targeted initiatives have over the years resulted in upgrading the standard of living and putting an end to the exploitation of this community. Read for more information on the Foundation’s transformational projects.