Recognized for his philanthropic endeavors in education in India through
the Shiv Nadar Foundation
PARIS and NEW DELHI, Oct. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - BNP Paribas Wealth Management, a leading global private bank, awarded
the 2013 BNP Paribas Grand Prix for Individual Philanthropy to Shiv Nadar, Founder & Chairman, HCL and Shiv Nadar Foundation. The award was given to him at an event hosted on October 10th, 2013 at the Salons de l'Orangerie, the BNP Paribas headquarters in
Paris, for his unparalleled efforts in philanthropy.
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Francois Debiesse, Chairman of The Fondation de l'Orangerie for Individual Philanthropy, a grant-making foundation set up by BNP Paribas Wealth Management,
said, "The inclusive leadership development model of the Shiv Nadar
Foundation is unique and stands out not only in terms of the sheer
impact it will have on its beneficiaries but also on the significance
of this to create an inclusive future for India. We believe that is a
very powerful model for every developing nation that would play a key
role in contributing to nation building. I congratulate Mr Nadar and
the Foundation for this truly exemplary work."
Accepting the award, Shiv Nadar said, "This is a great honor and I thank BNP Paribas for this
recognition. Education is the single largest tool for individual
empowerment and sustainable large-scale social and economic
transformation. The Shiv Nadar Foundation will continue to harness the
power of inclusive education to bridge urban-rural divide and drive
exponential social transformation in India by creating leaders from
every socio-economic segment."
Shiv Nadar has pledged over 20 percent of his total wealth towards
philanthropy. Since inception, the Shiv Nadar Foundation has become a
significant driver of social change and transformational education
through its landmark institutions spanning the entire education
spectrum from universities and colleges to K-12 schools and that
include the SSN Institutions, one of India's top ranked engineering
college; the Shiv Nadar University, a multidisciplinary university with strong research orientation and VidyaGyan, a radical experiment in leadership development through free
residential education to meritorious rural underprivileged children.
BNP Paribas Wealth Management instituted the BNP Paribas Awards for
Individual Philanthropy in 2008 with a view to disseminating
information and raising general awareness of the growing global
phenomenon of philanthropic giving.
For more information follow this link - Shiv Nadar Foundation
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