The Centre for Trade Laws and Dispute Resolution, UILS, PU, Chandigarh, in collaboration with Surana & Surana International Attorneys organized the second edition of Surana & Surana-UILS International Essay Competition on Corporate Law, 2019 on the theme, ‘Corporate Social Responsibility: Global Initiative for Sustainable Development.’ The Competition received nearly 100 entries, which underwent three rigorous rounds of review. The Final Jury consisted of a distinguished panel of judges, including Ms Alka Bhatia, Economic Advisor, United Nation Development Programme, Malawi and Namibia.
Abhinandan Jain (5th year) & Tanushree Tanwar (5th year) have been adjudged as winners of the said competition for their entry titled, ‘Blazing the Trail by Juxtaposing SMEs, CSR & SDGs’. Reaffirming the notion, ‘Individual efforts may bring success but only collective efforts can deliver effectively’, they presented a formalized model, attempting to develop a cohesive ecosystem for Cluster SMEs in India to achieve Sustainable Development Goals by channelizing its CSR activities. They have been awarded a cash prize of Rs. 25,000 and the winning essay has been selected for an international publication.