Delhi: Mahul Brahma, author of The Luxe Trilogy and Head of CSR and Corporate Communications for a Tata Group company, mjunction, has won CSR Leader of the Year Award in coveted CSR Summit and Awards 2019 held in New Delhi.
Brahma, a Ph.D, has been successfully leading a project, on behalf of mjunction, called Project Jyoti in collaboration with the Government of Chhattisgarh.
The project involves transforming lives of 50 visually-impaired students using mobile technology. In this project the SCERT books were converted using Unicode into Accessible format and then uploaded on apps in the mobile phones provided to the students.
The students are trained by experts to use “talk back” facility in the smart phones to navigate and read their text books. This has given them freedom from Braille books, which were short in supply, and lowered their dependence on sighted individuals for simple tasks like reading a newspaper.
Brahma is an award-winning communicator and a former senior editor with leading publications. He is a luxury columnist and author of The Luxe Trilogy, which includes Decoding Luxe, Dark Luxe and a soon-to-be-released book. He has been actively involved with many NGOs such as CRY and Hope Foundation and have been working towards welfare of children in need.