Noida, India, March 27, 2017: The Shiv Nadar Foundation today announced that Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Executive Director & CEO of $7 billion enterprise HCL Corporation and Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation has been felicitated with the “Lewis Institute 2017 Community Change maker” award at the 3rd Babson Connect: Worldwide (BCW) Summit in Bangkok, Thailand from March 23-25, 2017. The award recognises and celebrates an individual who has set something in motion in order to create a positive change and employs the Babson methodology of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®.
“Roshni has used the power of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®, Babson’s renowned methodology, to create economic and social value in business and in the world of philanthropy. Her influence has and will continue to set in motion a tremendous ripple effect that will change the trajectory of underprivileged young people,” said Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director, Lewis Institute.
The Lewis Institute 2017 Community Changemaker Award recognizes individuals who are motivated to challenge the status quo rather than live quietly within the confines of a broken system.
Accepting the award Roshni Nadar Malhotra said, “The work we do at the Shiv Nadar Foundation is driven by our conviction to drive meaningful transformation by harnessing the power of inclusive education. However, when it is recognized by a reputed institution like Babson, it is a validation that we are working in the right direction. I am heartened and honoured to receive this award and encouraged to work even harder to realize the Shiv Nadar Foundation’s vision of nation building through transformational leadership.”
Roshni received the award for her focus on leveraging the power of entrepreneurship as a positive force for social change. As a Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, she drives the Foundation’s strategy and its long-term roadmap. Roshni is also the Chairman and the driving force behind VidyaGyan, a leadership academy for the meritorious, underprivileged, rural students of Uttar Pradesh. The Academy aims to nurture future leaders from rural India who can act as catalysts of change for their communities, villages and the nation.
About Shiv Nadar Foundation
The Shiv Nadar Foundation (www.ShivNadarFoundation.org) has been established by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL - a $7 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise, with over 115,000 employees across 32 countries. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India's original IT garage start-ups and offers diverse business aligned technology solutions spanning the entire hardware and software spectrum, to a focused range of industry verticals.
The Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit-based society by empowering individuals to bridge the socio-economic divide. To that purpose the Foundation is focused on the underdeveloped disciplinary areas in India related to transformational education, creativity and art.
The Foundation set up the SSN Institutions (www.SSN.edu.in) in 1996, comprising the SSN College of Engineering (already a highly ranked private engineering college in India), in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Foundation has also set up VidyaGyan (www.VidyaGyan.in), a residential leadership academy for meritorious rural children, at Bulandshahr and Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, the Foundation runs the Shiv Nadar University (www.snu.edu.in), an international multi-disciplinary university with strong research orientation located in Greater Noida in India’s National Capital Region and the Shiv Nadar School (www.shivnadarschool.edu.in), a network of progressive urban schools across India aimed to provide children with education that creates lifelong learners. The Foundation has also set up the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (www.knma.in), India’s largest private philanthropic museum in modern and contemporary art, with the vision to take art to the common public.
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