Meet Naveen

Naveen at Work

The sense of the 'possible' draws our attention to what 'could be', and therein lies the concept of 'hope', of the capability of favourable development.

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Born on August 7, 1930 in Nalwa village, in Haryana’s Hisar district, O.P. Jindal began his career with a small bucket-manufacturing unit in Hisar. In 1964, he commissioned a pipe unit under the name Jindal India Limited, followed by a large factory in 1969 called Jindal Strips Limited, which are now part of the $15 billion diversified O.P. Jindal Group.

Education and healthcare were of prime concern to O.P. Jindal. He founded the N.C. Jindal Institute of Medical Care in Hisar and the girls’ residential school Vidya Devi Jindal School also in Hisar. He had donated large sums of money to the needy individuals, and deserving social and religious institutions.

His passion for people’s welfare ultimately led him to a career in politics. He was a three-time MLA from Haryana (1991, 2000 and 2005), and also the first Indian industrialist to become a Lok Sabha MP. He was also the state’s serving Power Minister at the time of his death. O.P. Jindal passed away on March 31, 2005, at the age of 75, leaving in his wake a mantra of economic progress with a social purpose.

He bequeathed to his son Naveen a belief in self-reliance in business, as also a conviction that the betterment of business sans the betterment of the people is pointless and unsustainable.

Today, the journey of his life stands as a shining example for us. It has the power to inspire us in ways more than one.