The Shroff Foundation's inaugural Sustainability Award Ceremony held in Pune on December 6, 2023, was a resounding success, honoring individuals and organizations at the forefront of sustainable initiatives. The ceremony, attended by a diverse audience of industry leaders, policymakers, and environmental advocates, showcased the remarkable achievements of the winners across six categories.

The winners were:

Ajinkya Dhariya of PadCare Labs, is recognized for innovations in menstrual hygiene management and eco-friendly practices.

Trupti Agarwal from Vishwakarma Group of Schools was applauded for her efforts in promoting environmental education and sustainability awareness.

Milon K. Nag, CEO of KK Nag Private Limited, is acknowledged for his commitment to implementing sustainable practices within his company.

Aditya Agarwal of S A Glass was honored for promoting energy efficiency and reducing carbon footprint in the glass manufacturing industry.

Advocate Vandana Chauhan, a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha, was commended for her advocacy and legislative efforts in championing environmental causes.

Shekhar Singh, an esteemed IAS officer, is celebrated for his leadership in implementing sustainable development initiatives and driving positive change in governance.

Dr. Pramod Chaudhari, founder of Praj Industries, is recognized for advancing sustainable biofuel technologies and renewable energy solutions globally.

The selection process was rigorous, overseen by a distinguished panel of jury members comprising Dr. R A Mashelkar, Mr. Ashish Gaikwad, Mr. Pradeep Bhargava, Mr. Abhay Firodia, and Dr. Ganesh Natrajan, Mr. Kamal Sarda. Their collective expertise and experience ensured a fair and thorough evaluation of the nominees, ultimately selecting the most deserving winners in each category.

In addition to the awards ceremony, a panel discussion was held, providing a platform for insightful dialogue on pressing sustainability issues. Panelists shared their perspectives on key topics such as climate change mitigation, sustainable development goals, and the role of technology in driving environmental progress. The engaging discussion sparked ideas, fostered collaboration, and inspired attendees to take meaningful action in their respective fields.

Overall, the Sustainability Award Ceremony was a testament to the power of collective action and innovation in addressing the world's most pressing environmental challenges. Through recognition and celebration, the Shroff Foundation reaffirmed its commitment to advancing sustainability and inspiring positive change for future generations.