The Orange City Water (OCW) has been honoured with another National level Award for its social communication initiatives at the 6th Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Award 2016 for ’Innovations and Disruptions to enable responsible and sustainable consumer and community engagement: New Approaches, Campaigns or Platforms’.
Parivartan Awards have emerged as India’s premier sustainability leadership awards. It has uncovered more than 300 path-breaking sustainability innovations from Indian industry and has felicitated numerous sustainability leaders.
OCW CEO Mr. Sanjoy Roy received the award at a ceremony held at New Delhi on November 24, 2016. Deputy Director (O& M), Mr Rajesh Kalra was present on the occasion. Present at the occasion were eminent professionals from across industries.
The award recognizes the contribution of every member of OCW team in integrating information of various divisions and communicating with key stakeholders.
After receiving the award, OCW Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr Sanjoy Roy while expressing his views said that, “OCW’s desire and efforts of reaching out to the citizens of Nagpur along with water have been recognized at National Level and every Nagpurian will feel happy about it. This award has not only boosted our commitment towards the citizens even further but now it has become our responsibility to deliver the best to people of Nagpur and we will continue the same with increased vigor.”
“The project is not just a technical project but also a socio-economic project involving change in the mindsets, habits and lifestyle of people. I congratulate everybody in OCW for their hard work and making this project as a model for all public private partnership projects in the country,” he added.
“This is a great achievement for OCW and our team members who tirelessly work for the to make it successful,” said Mr Arun Lakhani, Chief Promoter of OCW said OCW believe that to ensure the success of this life-changing project for the citizens, adding 4th P i.e. People to the PPP is essential. On-boarding citizens and sharing the ownership of the project with them will endear the project and subsequently OCW, as an organization to the People.
Recently, Orange City Water Pvt. Ltd. (OCW)’s got the honours for the Best City Communication and was bestowed with the ‘National Award for Excellence in Corporate Communication’ by 6th World CSR Day at a gala event at Vivanta in Bangaluru.
It must be mentioned here, OCW has undertaken various initiatives to spread awareness on the important subject of 24×7 water at every tap like Mohalla Sabhas (community interaction), Consumers as ambassadors (Water Friends), School and College awareness programmes (Jal Samvad), toll free consumer helpline, NGO networking and health check-ups. These innovative initiatives have helped OCW in establishing a strong bond with the people.
OCW has also joined hands with UPAY- Under Privileged Advancement by Youth, an NGO working for education of underprivileged children by starting its first Reach & Teach Center at Laxmi Nagar Zone.
Earlier, OCW has earned various prestigious accolades in the past like Special Recognition in SAP, Special Achievement in GIS, Best Practice Award at IUKAN 2013 for ESR Cleaning, Utility Best Practice Award, Global Water Intelligence’s Water Deal of the Year 2013 and, most importantly, the Best PPP Operator Award by The Water Digest. At the launch of AMRUT mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the project as a National Best Practice in presence of 500 mayors and municipal commissioners from across the country.