Pune: Spherule Foundation Organizes Seminar On CSR And POSH Compliance

Pune: Spherule Foundation Organizes Seminar On CSR And POSH Compliance
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Kharadi, 14th August 2021: Spherule Foundation held a seminar on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (POSH Act). The workshop was organized at World Trade Centre (WTC) in Kharadi on August 11.

The dignitaries who graced the seminar :
1) Dilip Hirvale, Dy Commissioner Women and Child Development Department (WCD), Pune
2) Ratnaprabha Potdar ZP women and child development department
3) Niraj Khinvasara, President, WTC Kharadi Pune
4 ) Prof Dr R Gopal, Director and Head of the department, DY Patil University’s School of Management
5) Vernon Fernandes, Dy.VP Axis Bank
6) Neelkamal Anchan, GM GIBF
7) Jayesh Ghate, Advisor WTC India

WCD Deputy Commissioner Hivrale emphasized creating awareness about POSH Act. He said that NGOs like Spherule Foundation can create a platform and help people know what is the importance of the POSH Act and why and how should organizations can implement it.

Dr Geeta Bora, founder of Spherule Foundation, said, “The dignitaries shared their valuable input and emphasized how we need various corporate and industrial houses to join hands with NGOs to bring about the changes in the lives of the people affected by the pandemic. They also spoke about how we need various agencies like Corporates and Government officials and NGOs to support each other in this hour of need where there is an acute crisis of providing education and providing livelihood to people.”

She further said that POSHHELP is an offshoot of Spherule Foundation which helps organizations and companies in the end to end implementation of POSH compliance.

“We have our presence in Assam, Bihar, Odisha, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Maharashtra and West Bengal. We work for women empowerment, education, gender equality, sanitation, menstrual health and hygiene, malnourishment among children and pregnant women, sexual harassment awareness, POSH implementation and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act”, Bora informed.