XLRI to fete Nitish Kumar

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on March 25, 2011

XLRI Jamshedpur has decided to honour the Bihar Chief Minister, Mr Nitsh Kumar, by conferring on him the prestigious Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial & Social Peace 2011. The medal will be presented to Mr Kumar at th 55th annual convocation of the institute on on Saturday, according to a press release.

The decision to honour Mr Kumar was taken by the Board of Governors of XLRI in recognition of his contributions towards the turnaround of Bihar's economy within a short time. Mr Kumar will be the 43{+r}{+d} recipient of the medal.

The earlier recipients, among others, are Mr JRD Tata, Missionaries of Charity, Mr Jyoti Basu, Mr V. Kurien, Mr Rajmohan Gandhi, Justice P.N. Bhagwati, Mr N.A. Palkhivala and Mr Aziz Premji.

The convocation will also felicitate an alumnus of the institute, Mr Jaspal Bindra, Group Executive Director & CEO, Standard Chartered Bank, by presenting him with the ‘Distinguished Alumnus Award (Industry) 2010'.

The convocation speech to the graduating batch, comprising 240 students from Jamshedpur campus and another 60 from Dubai and Singapore campuses, will be delivered by the CEO of HCL Technologies, Mr Vineet Nayar, also an alumnus of the institute.

Published on March 25, 2011

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