JSW Foundation unveils OP Jindal Memorial Lecture Series

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MUMBAI: With an invitee list of select industry leaders and eminent citizens the inaugural lecture was also aimed at drawing the attention of Corporates, Promoters and HNIs to increase their engagement in new forms of philanthropy for the nation’s deveJSW foundationlopment.

JSW Foundation, the CSR arm of the Jindal Group, launched the OP Jindal Memorial Lecture Series today, in collaboration with Asia Society India Centre, at a high profile event held in Mumbai.

This initiative is designed to provide a platform for today’s eminent leaders and policy makers to share their vision and ideas for young India. An opening keynote address titled, “Next Generation Philanthropy” was delivered by Pierre Omidyar, Founder of eBay and Co-Founder of Omidyar Network.

The keynote address was followed by a panel discussion between distinctive business stalwarts Dr. JJ Irani, Director, Tata Sons; Mr. Anand Mahindra, VC & MD, Mahindra & Mahindra; and Mr. Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Enterprises Ltd. They came together with Pierre Omidyar to ideate, debate and chart a map for India’s future. The session was moderated by Madhabi Puri Buch, MD & CEO, ICICI Securities.

With an invitee list of select industry leaders and eminent citizens the inaugural lecture was also aimed at drawing the attention of Corporates, Promoters and HNIs to increase their engagement in new forms of philanthropy for the nation’s development.

Today’s approach to philanthropy is an entire generation’s response to the needs of a complex and interdependent global community. A new generation of philanthropists is finding fresh and innovative ways to contribute to the causes they love. The OP Jindal Memorial Lecture Series, offered by JSW Foundation, is dedicated to exploring the nature of philanthropy, current trends in philanthropy today, and strategies to ensure efficient and effective philanthropic practice.

Speaking on the occasion Mrs. Sangita Jindal, Chairperson, JSW Foundation said, “We are delighted to have achieved resounding success at the inaugural O.P. Jindal Memorial Lecture Series in association with Asia Society India Centre, and we look forward to everyone’s support for its continuation in future.”

“Asia Society India Centre is a forum for timely and informed debate that explores relevant issues across the fields of arts and culture, policy, business, and education. Our sustained efforts to bring quality programming to India have resulted in a rapidly growing membership base and have attracted a wide audience from the corporate sector, government, academia, and the media. We are delighted to continue to bring this audience value through our collaboration with JSW Foundation for the inaugural lecture of the O.P. Jindal Memorial Lecture Series” says, Ms. Bunty Chand, Executive Director, Asia Society India Centre.

The O.P. Jindal Memorial Lecture series is an annual event that has been introduced by the Jindal Group to be held during the first week of January. It is proposed that every year the event will initiate a particular topic and hold discussions around it.

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