Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) received the Reader's Digest Pegasus CSR Gold Award in the category "Contribution to Society - Imparting Education" at a presentation ceremony held at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai on December 12, 2007.
The Pegasus CS Awards (www.rd-india.com/csr2007) have been instituted to recognise outstanding work done by socially conscious companies. The awards identify best practices and innovations of Indian corporates in fulfilling their responsibilities to diverse stakeholders. In this process, Reader's Digest also aims to sensitise corporates to their role as good citizens of a fast-developing nation.
Sanjaya Sharma, CEO of TIS, said, "It is a testimonial to our continuing commitment to improve the quality of education and make learning accessible to students with learning difficulties. It was awarded for our various CSR initiatives, taking into consideration our partnerships, approach, deployment, voluntary activities and results."
Some of TIS's multi-pronged initiatives to spread LD awareness and promote remediation include the highly successful annual Tata Interactive Learning Disability Forum (TLDF); a long-standing partnership with the LD clinic at Sion Hospital, Mumbai; proposals for changes in the medical and teacher training curricula and the development of a book, Brain Teasers for LD students and their parents, among others.