OdishaPlus Bureau

Golden Peacock Award

JSPL Foundation Chairperson 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 the 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 British Broadcasting Corporation Chairman Sir David Clementi in presence of ACCA Chief executive Helen Brand, Chairperson of EU’s External Sub Committee & Former Minister, United Kingdom The Baroness Verma and President of the Institute of Directors JS Ahluwalia) in the London Global Convention on Corporate Governance and Sustainability–2019 organized by the Institute of Directors in London on Thursday.

Jindal has been unanimously selected for the prestigious award by the Grand Jury of the Golden Peacock Awards, chaired by former Chief Justice of India Justice MM Venkatachaliah. She also received Golden Peacock Special Commendation for Sustainability-2019 on behalf of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL).

Shallu Jindal

Receiving the honor, Jindal said, “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.”Under the leadership of Jindal, JSPL Foundation has initiated several programs 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. Jindal, who is also the Founder of Jindal Art Institute at New Delhi, is also known for her dedication to preserve, reinforce and disseminate the Indian classical dances and Performing Arts across the world. Recently, she was honored with CSR Best Practice Award by CMO Asia at Singapore and Mahatma Award for CSR Leadership.