Our Founder

Our Founder

Popularly known as O.P. Jindal, Shri Om Prakash Jindal was born on August 7, 1930 to a farmer Late Netram Jindal of village Nalwa of district Hisar in Haryana. Being a precocious child, the young Jindal has always displayed strong inclination for machines since his childhood. 
 
Actuated by his passion for machines, he began his industrial career with a small bucket-manufacturing unit in Hisar. The journey that began with a small bucket –manufacturing unit found its culmination in the establishment of a large industrial house under the name of Jindal Strips Limited in 1969. 
 
Shri Jindal had envisioned a self-reliant India in every sector of industry. He visited several foreign countries to keep himself abreast with the latest industrial technical development and know-how. The knowledge thus acquired was aptly applied to accelerate production of his industrial establishments. His meticulous planning supplemented with well-conceived efforts eventually bore fruits as at present there are many factories under the flagship of the Jindal Organization which are worth over 16 Billion Dollars, under whose spectral umbrella thousands of families thrive.
 
Sh. O.P. Jindal was the Chairman of the Jindal Organization. For his significant contribution to the Indian Steel Industry, he was bestowed upon with the prestigious "Life Time Achievement Award" by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
 
Being an altruist in the true sense of the word, Shri O P Jindal found the purpose of his life in helping the common man in every possible way. The list of his philanthropic activities is rather endless. He was the Chairman of N.C. Jindal Charitable Trust, under whose auspices a 600 bed N.C. Jindal Institute of Medical Sciences functions in Hisar, Haryana. He understood well the role of education in uplifting the masses and its significant contribution in national progress in general and common man in particular. 
 
So, he became the agent of change for the illiterate and uneducated populace of Hisar by establishing O P Jindal Modern School, a co-educational school from LKG to XII with a strength of 3800 students and a wing for specially abled children and 10+2 residential school by the name of Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hisar. 
 
Another 10+2 school by the name of N.C. Jindal Public School with the strength of 4000 students is being run in Delhi. His selfless social service and philanthropic contributions were acknowledged by all as he was unanimously nominated the Chairman of the Maharaja Agarsen Medical Education & Scientific Research Society. 
 
He was also the custodian trustee of the AgrohaVikas Trust. Sh. Jindal was known for his unassuming generosity. He donated crores of rupees annually not only to the known but also to needy strangers. Numerous social and religious institutions of India also received liberal donations from Sh. Jindal for noble causes. 
 
He was a successful industry visionary and would remain as a role model for others. On account of his dedicated services to various sections of society, particularly, the poor and backward classes, he was revered by all. In the recent years, he was devoting his maximum time for further alleviation of poverty of the economically backward people. Sh. Jindal always advocated granting a rightful place to weaker sections in politics. He was above caste politics and wanted all to come up regardless of their caste, colour and creed. For these qualities he commanded great respect amongst the masses. He firmly held the view that all differences in life that exist today can be amicably resolved with meaningful meetings and dialogues. 
 
Sh. Jindal’s philosophy was that without the upliftment of weaker and backward sections of society our nation’s dream of being a leading nation of the world shall remain unfulfilled. To realize this conviction, he was motivated into politics. Like industry even in politics he had a successful story to tell. He received tremendous support and cooperation of people in the political arena and resultantly became a Member of the Haryana Legislative Assembly in 1991. Soon after in 1996, he was elected as a Member of Parliament in the 11th LokSabha from the Kurukshetra Parliamentary Constituency of Haryana with a landslide victory. Infact, he was the first industrialist of India to be elected as a Member of Parliament in LokSabha. 
 
As a Member of Parliament, he proved himself as a matured, seasoned and an honest parliamentarian who came up to the expectations of people, who had confined faith in him. He liberally funded various welfare projects not only from the Government but also from his personal resources. Sh. Jindal was a sitting Congress MLA from the Hisar Legislative Assembly and was appointed Minister of Power, Govt. of Haryana. Sh. Jindal won the Hisar Legislative Assembly seat of Haryana three times consecutively. 
 
It is aptly said of Sh. Jindal, “where others saw walls he saw doors”. Then, whether it was opening doors or breaking down the walls he always led the way. The life journey of Sh. Jindal from a farmer’s son to a successful industrialist, a philanthropist, a politician and a leader would serve as a great source of inspiration for generations to come.