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Highest Grading to S M Sehgal Foundation by CRISIL

We are pleased to announce that CRISIL has granted S M Sehgal Foundation a 1A rating, signifying "Very Strong Delivery Capability and Financial Proficiency.” The foundation team has upheld solid technical competence, effective financial management, and active research, ensuring complete transparency with its donors and remains committed to upholding this esteemed recognition.


Awards & Recognitions

Best CSR Initiative 2023 to Krishi Jyoti Project

Krishi Jyoti, a joint initiative of S M Sehgal Foundation and The Mosaic Company, received the India CSR & Sustainability Award 2023 in the Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative. 

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BWDisrupt Social Impact Award to Ms. Anjali Makhija

Ms. Anjali Makhija, CEO and trustee, S M Sehgal Foundation, was given the 2023 BW Social Impact Award. Ms. Anjali Makhija has worked for rural communities for over twenty years at S M Sehgal Foundation. 

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Bhamashah Award to Transform Lives one school at a time

In a continuous six-time streak, Transform Lives, one school at a time, received the Bhamashah Award in the category of Shiksha Vibhushan by the Directorate of Education, Government of Rajasthan. 

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Stories of Change

Sihri-Singalheri Panchayat, Punhana block in the Nuh district of Haryana, had two dilapidated village meeting places. The people were forced to hold community gatherings at their homes, which meant low participation from women. By the end of 2022, the two unused village places were upgraded into resource centers through S M Sehgal Foundation, creating a stimulating environment for women and children. 

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Partnership Spotlight

Community Tank Handover to the Community: A ceremony with the Partner First American (India)

Month At A Glance

Relocation Launch of Community Radio to Ramgarh in Alwar

Alfaz-e-Mewat is now on air from Naugaon, Alwar, Rajasthan. The SDM, Mr. Amit Kumar Verma, attended the relocation inauguration event along with the dean of SKNAU College of Agriculture, Ms. Suman Khandelwal; zonal director of Krishi Anusandhan Kendra, Dr. G L Choudhary; in charge of KVK Naugaon, Dr. Subhash Yadav; joined by S M Sehgal Foundation trustee, Jay Sehgal; CEO, Anjali Makhija; CFO, Ramesh Kapahi; and principal lead, Pooja O. Murada.

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Ms. Anjali Makhija Speaks at a Sustainability Conference

Ms. Anjali Makhija, trustee and CEO of S M Sehgal Foundation, was an invited speaker at the 5th International Conference on Sustainability Education, organized by Mobius Foundation and moderated by Water Digest, on the theme “Educating for Climate Action and Sustainability.” She shared her views on creating high-impact models to manage water-efficient agricultural practices water-positive leaders.

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National Nutrition Month Celebration at S M Sehgal Foundation

September is observed as the National Nutrition Month in India. This year's theme, "Fuel for the Future,” encourages people to make healthful choices and maintain their health throughout their lives. S M Sehgal Foundation has been celebrating National Nutrition Month across several states with awareness campaigns and engagement games to sensitize people, especially women and children, to the importance of a balanced diet.

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Art of Effective Communication: a live show at All India Radio (AIR)

Sonia Chopra, program lead, Outreach for Development, S M Sehgal Foundation,  shared valuable insights on "Developing Communication Skills" at All India Radio FM Rainbow, New Delhi. She shared essential skills to foster effective communication. Listen here.

Street Play on Sanitation Awareness

To help identify the gaps in development progress, S M Sehgal Foundation team at the Wawna village, Phulambri block in Aurangabad, organized a sanitation Drive at the local level using street plays. Members of the gram panchayat, the Women’s Leadership School (WLS), VDC, and youth groups participated actively along with students from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University. A group discussion focused on the importance of sanitation, health, and hygiene with the use of a problem matrix, timeline chart, social map, and a resource map of the village, in consultation with the different groups of villagers.

Collaborations Empower Farmers

In Kolar, Karnataka, a curtain-raiser meeting and orientation program convened for Farmers Producer Organizations (FPOs). Key participants included Mr. Shivanand Hongal, KVK head; Dr. Maheswarappa H.P., director of Research, University of Horticultural Sciences; Ms. Shruchi Singh, senior program lead, S M Sehgal Foundation; and sixty directors and CEOs from fifteen FPOs.

The event showcased Sehgal Foundation's dedication to empowering FPOs through capacity building, technology demonstrations, and water conservation.

Training in Water and Research: Sehgal Foundation/CAWST Collaborations
  • A three-day training workshop, also in collaboration with Welm Foundation in Chandigarh, was conducted to empower and equip young individuals to embrace the JalKalp biosand filter technology and consider its potential as a path for their entrepreneurial ventures. 
  • A successfully completed four-day training program on Drinking Water Quality Testing (DWQT) at Gurugram, Haryana, focused on using portable test kits to assess the various physical, chemical, and biological parameters of water. 
  • Another four-day training workshop was held in Rabriyawas, Rajasthan, on Drinking Water Quality Testing for the Ambuja Cement Foundation water team.


EmpowerHER: Unveiling the Strength Within Women

The paradigm of India’s national vision has recently shifted from women's development to women-led development. At S M Sehgal Foundation, women’s empowerment is a vital theme across all programs. Read more about S M Sehgal Foundation’s initiatives that promote women's empowerment.


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