Xavier Labor Relations Institute (XLRI) - School of Management, Jamshedpur will confer the Sir Jehangir Gandy Medal to Ms. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman of the State for Industrial and Social Peace.
This medal will be presented on 22nd March 2014 - on the occasion of 58th Annual Convocation. On that day 245 students of Post Graduate Programmes in Management, 5 students of Fellow Program in Management from Jamshedpur Campus, 119 students of 2013 batch of 15-months PGDM (General Management) Programme and 35 students from Executive PGP course from Dubai Campus will receive their graduating certificates and medals.
Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace was instituted by XLRI in 1966 to honour the Late Sir Jehangir Ghandy, former Chairman of the Board of Governors - XLRI. This medal 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.
Fr. E Abraham S.J., Director of XLRI, said "Ms. Arundhati Bhattacharya is the first woman Chairman, State Bank of India which holds a legacy of 208 years. In her extensive service in SBI, she has handled almost every function: foreign exchange, treasury, retail operations, human resources, investment banking portfolios, large corporate credit as well as initiatives such as financial inclusion and financing of Self-Help Groups. She has been instrumental in setting up several new companies/initiatives of the Bank. She has always been sensitive and empathetic to gender issues in the bank, introduced a sabbatical facility upto two years for the women employees in SBI Capital markets while she was MD and subsequently in the Bank as Chairman and has been a member of the expert committee of bankers to prepare a blueprint for the first all-women bank. This year we have decided to honour Ms. Bhattacharya with the prestigious Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Social and Industrial Peace."
Last year, the medal was conferred on Mr. Shiv Nadar, Founder & Chairman, HCL and Shiv Nadar Foundation.
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