The award was conferred at an event in Chicago, in the presence of the Consul General of India
The International Woman of the Year Award was conferred on Shallu Jindal, the JSP Foundation Chairperson at the Swadeshi Mela Indian American Trade Fair. DTribals Foundation in collaboration with the Indian Embassy in Chicago organized the event.
She is a proud recipient of the prestigious award for recognising her contribution to social change, positively impacting 10 million lives in rural and tribal areas of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and across India.
Jindal reaffirmed her dedication to improving the lives of Indian citizens. “I am deeply honoured to receive this honour, which is a testament to the collective efforts of the Team JSP Foundation. We remain committed to creating a brighter and more inclusive future for the underprivileged and socially vulnerable people of our Country and across the Globe. This recognition strengthens our resolve to continue to work tirelessly for those deprived and disadvantaged.”
The award was presented at the Swadeshi Mela Indian American Trade Fair. Somnath Ghosh, the Indian Consul General in Chicago, was the chief guest at the event and attended the opening ceremony.
Jindal, as chairperson of the JSP Foundation, has consistently advocated for a wide range of social causes including quality education, healthcare, skill development, women’s empowerment, and social inclusion.
Jindal is well-known for her humanitarian work and has served as the chairperson of National Bal Bhavan and the founder president of Young FICCI.
Numerous awards and honours bestowed upon her reflect the tremendous amount of work done for the upliftment of society. The Golden Peacock Award in London, the Mahatma Gandhi Award, the CSR Times Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Ekalavya Award from CMO Asia in Singapore are to name a few.