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Shallu Jindal honoured with Golden Peacock Award for Social and Cultural Leadership

London / New Delhi:15/11/19 Chairperson of JSPL Foundation Ms. Shallu Jindal has been conferred with Golden Peacock Award for Social and Cultural Leadership – 2019   for being an outstanding pioneer in the world of social welfare, promoting public cause for overall societal benefits and propagating and promulgating awareness and appreciation of India’s rich cultural artistic heritage. She received the award from the  Chairman of the British Broadcasting Corporation Sir David Clementi  in the presence of  the Chief executive of ACCA , the global body for professional accountant   Ms Helen Brand ,   Chairperson of EU’s External Sub Committee &  Former Minister,  United Kingdom  The  Baroness Verma,  &   President of the Institute of Directors  Lt General J.S. Ahluwalia , PVSM (retd) in the London Global Convention on Corporate Governance and Sustainability – 2019 organised by the Institute of Directors in London on November 14, 2019.

Ms. Jindal has been unanimously selected for prestigious award by the Grand Jury of the Golden Peacock Awards, chaired by former Chief Justice of India Justice M.M. Venkatachaliah.

She also received Golden Peacock Special Commendation for Sustainability 2019 on behalf of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL).

Receiving the honour, Ms. Jindal said, “I am extremely grateful for this honourable recognition for my social and cultural endeavours. From very early on in my life, I had a realisation that it was important for me to use my privilege position to make a larger impact in Society, especially for those who are socially vulnerable and underprivileged. My interests in education, arts, culture and gender equality have led me to work in my personal capacity and with the JSPL foundation to set up and operate  sustainable  projects for social and cultural development”.

Ms. Jindal also congratulated the Team CSR & Sustainability of JSPL for the Golden Peacock Special Commendation for Sustainability awarded to Jindal Steel & Power.

Under the leadership of Ms. Jindal, JSPL Foundation has initiated several programmes in Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh to fight infant mortality, build nutrition and good health among Young women, train tribal youth in a range of professional skills, apart from providing clean drinking water, different farming opportunities to people in rural areas. The Foundation has impacted the lives of more than 1.9 million families through its projects in the areas of inclusive health, education, livelihood, infrastructure development, skill building, women empowerment and others.  Ms Jindal is well known  for her dedication   to preserve , reinforce and disseminate the Indian classical dances and Performing Arts  across the world and is also  the Founder  of Jindal Art Institute at New Delhi .

A disciple of Padma Bhushan Guru Raja Radha and Kaushalya Reddy, Ms. Jindal is a highly accomplished Kuchipudi danseuse. She has been honoured with several awards for her outstanding achievements in the field of Indian classical dance Kuchipudi and contribution in the field of art and culture. She is also the Vice President of Flag Foundation of India inducting the glories and pride of the National Flag, the Tiranga in People of India. Ms. Jindal has authored a book for children titled as ‘India: An Alphabet Ride’ and has compiled two books ‘the Tiranga’ and ‘Freedom’. She is also the former Chairperson of National Bal Bhavan and the Founder President of Young FICCI Ladies Organisation and (YFLO).  Recently Ms. Jindal has been honoured with CSR Best Practice Award by CMO Asia at Singapore & Mahatma Award for CSR Leadership.

Amongst the Other Dignitaries who participated in the IOD’s London Convention are Senior Advisor of World Gold Council, UK Mr. Edward Bickham and Co-Chairman of Hinduja Group, UK Mr. Gopichand P Hinduja.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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