Shiv Nadar Awarded 2013 BNP Paribas Grand Prix for Individual Philanthropy

  Shiv Nadar Awarded 2013 BNP Paribas Grand Prix for Individual Philanthropy

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PARIS and NEW DELHI, October 11, 2013

PARIS and NEW DELHI, October 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Recognized for his philanthropic endeavors in education in India through the
Shiv Nadar Foundation

BNP Paribas Wealth Management, a leading global private bank, awarded the 2013
BNP Paribas Grand Prix for Individual Philanthropy to Shiv Nadar, Founder &
Chairman, HCL and Shiv Nadar Foundation. The award was given to him at an
event hosted on October 10^th, 2013 at the Salons de l'Orangerie, the BNP
Paribas headquarters in Paris, for his unparalleled efforts in philanthropy.

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Francois Debiesse, Chairman of The Fondation de l'Orangeriefor Individual
Philanthropy, a grant-making foundation set up by BNP Paribas Wealth
Management, said, "The inclusive leadership development model of the Shiv
Nadar Foundation is unique and stands out not only in terms of the sheer
impact it will have on its beneficiaries but also on the significance of this
to create an inclusive future for India. We believe that is a very powerful
model for every developing nation that would play a key role in contributing
to nation building. I congratulate Mr Nadar and the Foundation for this truly
exemplary work."

Accepting the award, Shiv Nadar said, "This is a great honor and I thank BNP
Paribas for this recognition. Education is the single largest tool for
individual empowerment and sustainable large-scale social and economic
transformation. The Shiv Nadar Foundation will continue to harness the power
of inclusive education to bridge urban-rural divide and drive exponential
social transformation in India by creating leaders from every socio-economic

Shiv Nadar has pledged over 20 percent of his total wealth towards
philanthropy. Since inception, the Shiv Nadar Foundation has become a
significant driver of social change and transformational education through its
landmark institutions spanning the entire education spectrum from universities
and colleges to K-12 schools and that include the SSN Institutions, one of
India's top ranked engineering college; the Shiv Nadar University, a
multidisciplinary university with strong research orientation and VidyaGyan, a
radical experiment in leadership development through free residential
education to meritorious rural underprivileged children.

BNP Paribas Wealth Management instituted the BNP Paribas Awards for Individual
Philanthropy in 2008 with a view to disseminating information and raising
general awareness of the growing global phenomenon of philanthropic giving.

For more information follow this link - Shiv Nadar Foundation

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Ajay Davessar

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