New Delhi: Shallu Jindal, chairperson of JSPL Foundation, was awarded the Golden Peacock Award for Social and Cultural Leadership 2019 in London on 14 November.
Presented by the Chairman of the British Broadcasting Corporation Sir David Clementi, the award was given 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”.
Jindal’s JSPL Foundation has initiated several programmes in rural India which target a variety of social issues. Programmes have been set up to fight infant mortality and build nutrition among young women in Odisha, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh. Additionally, specialised programmes to train tribal youth in a range of professional skills have also been set up.
“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 privileged position to make a larger impact in society, especially for those who are socially vulnerable and underprivileged,” said Jindal, who received the award in London.
The foundation claims to have 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.
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