Kajol to be awarded Karmaveer Puraskar for social work


Mumbai: Bollywood actress Kajol will be felicitated with the Karmaveer Puraskar award on 26 November in New Delhi for her commendable work in the field of social service.

The Karmaveer Puraskar is a national award for Social Justice & Citizen Action, being commissioned to recognize individuals who have been pivotal for leading change beyond their business by being committed on individual levels to work on social issues. The awards are given to individuals from various sectors for their contribution to promote social justice and action.

The award is instituted by iCONGO – A confederation of NGOs and the Khemka Foundation with partners like TISS, BCCI, NASSCOM FOUNDATION, Outlook, Business World, etc.  

Apart from being an acclaimed actress, Kajol has always been known for her social work. Kajol is also the appointed goodwill ambassador and patron of the UK-based Loomba Trust which is a charity devoted to educating widow’s children, particularly in India. Cherie Blair, wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, is the president of the Loomba Trust. Kajol also works with an NGO in education called Shiksha.

"I believe that Social commitment is as important as our professional and personal commitment. It is indeed an honour to have been selected for this award. I will keep doing my bit and giving back to society in the best of my capacity", affirms Kajol.