Indian Achiever's Forum's , unwavering in its commitment to acknowledge and celebrate commendable efforts and endeavours, successfully concluded the 64th edition of the National Summit and Awards for 2023. This annual event serves as a dynamic platform to commend and encourage a diverse array of contributors.
The 64th National Summit and Awards unfolded on August 21st at Le Meridien Hotel, in collaboration with the CSR Times . This grand event brought together a distinguished gathering of dignitaries, award recipients, and over 300 delegates."
The summit commenced with an inaugural ceremony, followed by enlightening addresses from eminent personalities. Chief Guest Shri SPS Baghel, Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, extended his congratulations to all participants and winners, underscoring CSR's potential to project India onto the global stage. The morning session boasted Guests of Honor including H.E. Mr. Dilshod Akhatov, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Republic of India, Lt. Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd), Member of the National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India, and Maj. Gen. Ravindra Singh of the Indian Army.
Dr. Sudhanshu Trivedi, Hon’ble Member of Parliament (RS) and Spokesperson - BJP, addressed the gathering as the Guest of Honor, underscoring the collective responsibility of CSR engagement, extending beyond corporates to every individual.
Furthermore, several remarkable accomplishments of PSUs, Corporates, Corporate Foundations,MSMEs and individuals received recognition through the Indian Achievers’ Award, honoring their commendable contributions. These individuals and organizations demonstrated unwavering dedication to the cause of nation-building.
One of the achievers was Mr. Kulbir Singh, Health Information Manager, Elevance Health was conferred with the International Achievers' Award. This accolade recognized his outstanding contributions to the realm of Health Informatics. Unfortunately, due to his unwavering dedication to his work, he was unable to attend the ceremony in person.
At the heart of Mr. Singh's mission lies a passion for harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to revolutionize healthcare. His endeavors primarily focus on two pivotal areas: enhancing the quality of healthcare and making it more affordable for the masses. Through his innovative approaches, he has touched the lives of countless individuals.
One of the standout aspects of Mr. Singh's work is his commitment to patient safety. His work has been instrumental in eliminating numerous medically inappropriate procedures that could potentially harm patients. Moreover, his relentless efforts in identifying and rectifying fraud, waste, and abuse within the healthcare system play a crucial role in making healthcare more accessible and affordable.
In addition to these achievements, Mr. Singh is deeply involved in research that leverages AI to detect diseases at their nascent stages. Early detection not only facilitates easier treatment but also significantly reduces medical costs.
Kulbir's zeal for AI and data science led him to establish AIboard.io. This groundbreaking platform is a treasure trove of educational content and courses on AI in healthcare. It stands as a testament to his commitment to spreading knowledge and propelling the field forward. Beyond these accomplishments, Mr. Singh continues to contribute to the healthcare sector in myriad ways, showcasing his multifaceted expertise and dedication.
Among the distinguished attendees were Mr. Ratnesh, Executive Director - United Nations Global Compact Network India (UN GCNI), Air Marshal VPS Rana PVSM, VSM (Retd), Mr. S. Ravi Shankar, Executive Committee Member - CSR Times Awards, H.E. Mrs. Daniela Mariana Sezonov-Tane, Ambassador of Romania to India, H.E. Ms. Jacqueline Mukangira, High Commissioner - High Commission of the Republic of Rwanda to India, Dr. László Makk, Deputy Head of Mission, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Hungary, and Shri Shaurya Doval, Founding Member - India Foundation, Dr. Sudipta Narayan Roy, Director, IAF. The gathering witnessed these esteemed guests addressing the summit, inspiring participants with renewed fervour and compassion for social endeavours.
Mr. Harish Chandra, Editor of CSR Times & President, Indian Achievers' Forum, extended his congratulations to all winners and participants, expressing gratitude to the event's partners for their pivotal role in ensuring the event's resounding success. The summit concluded with a resounding vote of thanks, leaving attendees galvanized and determined to sustain their collective efforts in pursuit of national betterment.