Firstsource Solutions Limited a global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) provider was awarded the Aaj Tak Care awards in the “Livelihood” category in recognition of their programmes that help improve skills and create employment in the rural areas. The awards function was held at the Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi on June 6th, 2012 at with Pranab Mukherjee, the honorable Finance Minister, present as the chief guest.
Commenting on this occasion, Rajesh Subramaniam, MD & CEO, Firstsource Solutions Limited said, “Empowering deprived youth to become employable has always been a focus for us Firstsource. We believe that a successful organization is one, which not only generates sustained profits, but shares the benefits of its growth with the society, empowering and enabling the underprivileged sections”.
Joy Chakraborthy, CEO, TV Today Network said, “The Aaj Tak care awards is an endeavour by the TV Today network to recognise and honour the real champions of corporate India who have positively impacted the society. We looked at companies who have gone beyond their corporate objectives of growth and profitability, and laid an emphasis on the improvement of the society as their larger objective.”
Firstsource has been very active in creating job opportunities for the unemployed youth in the rural sector and the differently abled. Early this year, Firstsource in association with Ruralshores started a 135 seat delivery center in Chand, Madhya Pradesh. The company currently employs more than 60 people with various disabilities working at their centres across India.