Dear ejunction volunteers,
“All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” – Martin Luther King
It is with this dignity and painstaking excellence that we have been conducting ejunction classes for the last 4 years. When we started ejunction in 2007, our only intention was to contribute in our own way towards creating enlightened minds in the most deprived and deserving sections of society. It was our own way of giving back to society what we felt was deservingly theirs. With ejunction, we set out to change lives, not knowing that it would change ours….forever.
Today, it brings us immense pride and joy to let you know that mjunction (for our ejunction initiative) has been adjudged as the National Winner in the ‘Employee Volunteering Program of the Year’ in the Corporate category at the prestigious ‘Apeejay India Volunteer Awards 2011’ (AIVA) held in New Delhi on 25th September, 2011. Shri Salman Khurshid - Hon’ble Union Minister for Law and Justice and Ministry of Minority Affairs, presided over the program as the Chief Guest and presented the awards to the winners. The four key award categories were - Volunteer of the Year, Youth Volunteer of the Year, Volunteer involving NGO of the Year and Employee Volunteering Program of the Year (Corporate).
Shortlisted nominees in the Corporate category included Standard Chartered, GMR, BD, Bharti Airtel, Fidelity Investments, Accenture, IBM and Tata Consultancy Services. Organized by the Apeejay Surrendra Group, AIVA is the first-of-its-kind initiative to recognize and reward inspiring volunteering engagement and policies for individuals, NGOs and Corporate. The awards program was organized in association with iVolunteer, International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) and TATA Tea Jaago Re as online partners and was supported by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV).
Seen here in the photograph is our MD and Chairman of the ejunction trust with the trophy and the certificate. We also received a cheque of Rs.1 Lac which would obviously be used to further this cause which is so very close to our heart.
This honour is a tribute to the dedicated and untiring efforts of all ejunction volunteers who have taken upon this most noble cause. We admire your spirit of altruism towards contributing to and developing the social order and hope that this recognition only helps in renewing your vigour. Every effort and every hour that you have put in has contributed towards bringing in positive change.
It is now you turn to stand up and take a bow – we salute you today.
Managing Trustee, ejunction