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Prof. Dr. S. Siva Raju
Professor & Dean, School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai; Advisor, Ministry of Social Security, Government of Mauritius

Dr. K. Ravindran
Senior Assistant Professor, Centre for Research Methodology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Dr. Sandhya Rani
Faculty & Chairperson, Centre for Population, Health and Development, School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Dr. Nidhi Gupta
Public Health Professional & Social Gerontologist; Assistant Professor, UNFPA Project on Ageing, School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Mr. P. M. Rajasekharan
Chief Operating Officer, Impact India Foundation; Former Marketing & Sales Executive, Philips India Limited

Mr. Prakash Borgaonkar
Director, HelpAge India

Mr. Kiran Paranjpe
Former Vice-President, Technical Department, Sanchar Telesystems Ltd.; DGM Sales & Marketing, Adino Telecom Limited

Mr. Anand Mehta
Entrepreneur, Aarsi Arts & Shubham; Corporate Trainer

Mr. Pradeep Kashyap
Resource Trainer and Motivational Coach

Dr. Suresh Anand
Senior Medical Practitioner

AMSIMR and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai had jointly organised Seminar on ‘Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Ageing’ at AMSIMR. Dr. R. M. Kumar, Director, AMSIMR, emphasised the growing importance of private sector in CSR activities especially due to the provisions of The Companies Act, 2013. Prof. S. Siva Raju and Dr. K. Ravindran explained the role of CSR especially in the context of health and ageing.

The technical session was chaired by Dr. P. M. Sandhya Rani which included Dr. Nidhi Gupta, Mr. P. M. Rajashekharan and Mr. Prakash Borgaonkar as panel members. The P-D-C-A (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycle, services of Impact India Foundation and HelpAge India, facilities provided by the Lifeline Express and provisions to take care of elderly people were elaborated.

There was also group discussion involving delegates of other organisations and faculty members and students of the institute on three aspects which were separately moderated by Mr. Kiran Paranjpe, Mr. Anand Mehta and Mr. Pradeep Kashyap. The students briefly narrated the contents of the group discussion by the method of presentation.

In the valedictory session, Dr. Suresh Anand narrated some real life examples depicting the difficulties of aged people and highlighted the need to take care of their requirements. Prof. S. Siva Raju concluded by citing some major laws of Mauritius government for elderly people and stressed the need for such laws in India as well.