Shallu Jindal, Chairman of JSPL Foundation and Director of Jindal Steel & Power, has been appointed the new Chancellor of OP Jindal University in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh. The appointment was made by Chattisgarh Governor Anusuiya Uikey 18 August.
Shallu Jindal is an award-winning leader and a well-known Kuchipudi danseuse. She has won several awards for her contributions to the field of art and culture, education and sustainable community development in India. She has been the chairperson of the National Bal Bhavan, the Founder President of the Young FICCI Ladies Organisation (YFLO) and Vice President of the Flag Foundation of India.
As the chairperson of the JSPL Foundation, Shallu Jindal has earned plaudits for positively impacting many lives through her creative initiatives in Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Delhi and other parts of the country.
As well as compiling books such as Tiranga and Freedom, she authored her first book for children titled India: An Alphabet Ride. She has been honoured with the CMO Asia’s Best Social Entrepreneur Award in Singapore, Mahatma Awards for Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility, the Golden Peacock Award on Social-Cultural Leadership in London and the Aekalavya Award in Singapore.
She is also the recipient of Bharat Nirman Award 35th Women Empowerment Award, Rex Karmaveer Puraskaar- artist for change’, second Aaadhi Aabadi Women Achievers Award. Ms Jindal was conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Awards, Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award, Devadasi national award and Urvashi Samman for her outstanding services and achievements in the field of Indian Classical Dance.