Business and CSR activities often go hand in hand. While some leaders see corporate social responsibility (CSR) as one of the many segments for a sustainable success of the business, others aim to not just achieve their corporate goals, but impact the lives of the less-privileged communities in a practical sense. One such individual is Naveen Jindal, who believes in going beyond the statutory obligations to uplift the weaker sections of his country.
A holistic development of societies is a dream that motivates Naveen Jindal to come up with a series of initiatives aimed at changing the dynamics at the grassroots. The industrialist is an active campaigner for women and children rights. He is not just a philanthropist, but a change maker who believes in making meaningful contribution for the nation building.
Naveen Jindal is focused on strengthening the education sector to produce excellent students and responsible citizens. For this purpose, he inepted the O.P Jindal Global University in the memory of his father in his native state of Haryana in 2009. Today, it is one of the most renowned universities in the country, having brought recognition to India on the global level.
Under the leadership of Naveen Jindal, the company’s initiatives are mainly implemented across the states of Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand. The industrialist’s social commitment is not limited to a particular domain, but his initiatives are concentrated on education, health and nutrition, sanitation, entrepreneurship development, population stabilization, among others. He actively promotes sports, art and culture through CSR activities of JSPL. In the FY 2018-19 alone, the JSPL had voluntarily spent Rs 13.72 crores on the CSR.
Through the CSR arm of the company known as JSPL Foundation, a number of initiatives have been launched by Naveen to support the local students, athletes and sports persons to showcase their talent on a decent platform. Even during the initial phase of covid-19 pandemic, the company came forward to make elaborative arrangements to limit the spread of the virus. The industrialist ensured that the employees, and their loved ones were safe and well-protected.
It is a well-documented fact that the business leaders are finding it difficult nowadays to look beyond the objectives of the organization amidst the cut-throat competition and uncertainly. However, Naveen Jindal has approached the problem quite differently to come up with sustainable programs to serve the nation and its people.