Category : Golden Peacock Award for Social & Cultural Leadership
Chairperson, JSPL Foundation, & Director on the Board, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd., India
Shallu Jindal is a highly accomplished lady. Currently, she is Chairperson, JSPL Foundation, India.
She has been honoured with several national awards, most prominent being the Women Achiever Award, Rajeev Gandhi Excellence Award and Indira Priyadarshini Award for her outstanding achievements in the field of Indian classical dance (Kuchipudi) and her contribution in the field of arts & crafts, education and community welfare.
Amongst the recent prestigious awards conferred upon her include the th ‘Artist of the Year Award’ during the 11 Asiad Literature Festival by the Bharat Nirman Foundation and the ‘Aekalavya Award – 2019’, in Sngapore for her contribution in the field of ‘Indian Classical Dance’.
Ms. Jindal has compiled books like Tiranga and Freedom. She has authored her first book for children titled “India: An Alphabet Ride”. Ms. Jindal was Chairperson of National Bal Bhavan from 2014-2019, and is the Founder President of Young FICCI Ladies Organisation (YFLO). For creating world-wide awareness about Cancer, she has successfully scaled the highest summit in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
As the Chairperson of JSPL Foundation, she has promoted more than 9000 micro enterprises, generating sustainable livelihood options for 30,000 poor families and indirect employment for another 50,000. Ms. Jindal commands respect from more than 1.9 million families, for JSPL Foundation’s inclusive health, education and other ‘Quality Of Life’ programmes. Under her leadership, JSPL Foundation has won several national and international awards like FICCI Award on Women Empowerment, NGO Box CSR Impact Award, India CSR Award and Mahatma CSR Award in the recent past.
She has opened the Jindal Art Institute, with the aim of spreading the rich artistic heritage of India across the world.
For her exemplary leadership in implementation of Holistic Sustainable Social Development Programmes, Ms. Jindal has been recently conferred with CMO Asia Best Social Entrepreneur Award in Singapore and the Mahatma Gandhi Award for Best CSR Leadership by CSR Liveweek, USA.
Her motto in life is: “Whatever we do, our time on earth should be meaningful”. It is truly a global message.