NEW DELHI, MARCH 15: Padmashri Anu Aga of Teach for India will be conferred with the prestigious ‘Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace’ on the 63rd convocation day of XLRI School of Management. She will also deliver the convocation address to the graduating students at the event.
Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace, instituted by XLRI in 1966, is awarded to Heroic Leaders who have contributed towards the growth of their respective organizations and also impacted the growth of our nation in a significant way. The medal was instituted by XLRI in gratitude for Sir Jehangir Ghandy’s yeoman contribution to XLRI and the society at large.
Anu Aga is the former Chairperson of Thermax Ltd. and after retiring from Thermax, she took to social work. She is currently Chairperson of Teach For India. She has won multiple accolades for her works and contribution to society. In 2010 she was awarded the Padma Shri for Social Work by the Government of India. She was also nominated to Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of Indian Parliament by former President Pratibha Patil.
On convocation day, 520 XLRI students will receive their graduating certificates and medals including – 182 & 179 students of Postgraduate Programmes in Management - BM and HRM; 109 students of 15-months PGDM (General Management) Programme; 12students of Fellow Program in Management (FPM) and 38 students of 2016–2019 batch of PGDM-BM Programme (Evening).
Fr. E Abraham S.J., Director, XLRI said, “Convocation is the most significant event in the academic journey for every student, faculty and staff as it is the culmination of all the efforts put in by an individual during their time at the campus. This year is an important milestone for us at XLRI as we celebrate the 70th Year of our institution”. He added, “Padmashri Anu Aga is one of India’s most influential corporate leaders and a notable philanthropist. Her work as a responsible leader and contribution to the society echoes XLRI’s philosophy – ‘For the Greater Good’. We are immensely happy to present this year’s ‘Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Social and Industrial Peace’ to Anu Aga in appreciation of her multi-dimensional accomplishments.”
“For over six decades XLRI has steadfastly held on to its mission of proffering world-class education across various management-centric programs. XLRI diligently strives to create a value-based and ethics-driven teaching and learning environment whilst underscoring the need for all-round development. This emphasis on inculcating certain core- values is what sets XLRI apart from other B-schools in the country,” said T. V. Narendran, Chairman, Board of Governors at XLRI & MD - Tata Steel India and South East Asia.