Anil Agarwal, Chairman of the Vedanta Group, one of the world's largest Oil & Gas and Metals companies, has been awarded the Philanthropy Award at the Asian Business Awards 2021 for his outstanding contribution to humanitarianism initiatives centred on healthcare, education, sanitation, skill development, and sustainable livelihood.
His charitable foundation, the Anil Agarwal Foundation, has made an extraordinary humanitarian effect in rural India through Vedanta's many care efforts, and his philanthropic pursuits have been an inspiration to people all over the world. Swatch Goan Abhiyaan and Nand Ghar are two of the projects that have helped over 4.23 crore people improve their quality of life. The group invested about Rs 331 crore in 2020-21 to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth that is integrated with social-economic development.
Every year, Eastern Eye, Britain's most popular English-language Asian newspaper, hosts the Asian Business Award, which is now in its 23rd year. The award is noted for honouring Asian commercial success and entrepreneurship, and the recipients are recognised during an annual meeting of the UK's wealthiest and most successful businessmen and women. This year's exclusive gathering, which took place on November 19 in London, honoured Agarwal for his outstanding contribution to strengthening vulnerable communities. Many people around the world look up to him because of his worldwide objective of giving back to society.