Shiv Nadar Awarded 2013 BNP Paribas Grand Prix for Individual Philanthropy

Shiv Nadar Awarded 2013 BNP Paribas Grand Prix for Individual Philanthropy 
Recognized for his philanthropic endeavors in education in India through the 
Shiv Nadar Foundation 
PARIS and NEW DELHI, Oct. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - 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. 
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131011/647173 ) 
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 
segment." 
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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