Shiv Nadar, Founder & Chairman, HCL conferred the Golden Peacock Award for Social Leadership - 2014
SHIV NADAR FELICITATED WITH THE GOLDEN PEACOCK AWARD FOR SOCIAL LEADERSHIP
The prestigious Golden Peacock award was recently conferred on Mr. Shiv Nadar, founder & chairman of HCL. Institute of Directors, India, awarded Shiv Nadar for his leadership at HCL and for his philanthropic achievements through the Shiv Nadar Foundation.
The award was presented at the 14th London Global Convention in a distinguished gathering that included business leaders, jurists, academics, legislators and policy makers. Speaking on the award, Shiv Nadar said, "This is a great honour and I thank the Institute of Directors, India for this recognition. In today’s increasingly fragile socio-economic ecosystem, education is a powerful medium for enabling inclusive, transformational and sustainable change.”
Ashok Kapur, IAS (retd.), Director General, Institute Of Directors said, "It gives me great pleasure to confer this award on Shiv Nadar in recognition of his creative vision and commitment to philanthropy through transformational education."
Shiv Nadar, acknowledged as visionary in modern computing and technology in India, founded HCL in 1976 as one of India's original IT garage start-ups. In 1994, he established the Shiv Nadar Foundation, a private philanthropic organization. The Foundation has committed Rs.5000 crore to its philanthropic initiatives and has invested Rs.2946 crore till March 2014 as per audited accounts.