belongs to the Sahu Jain
Sahu Jain is an important industrial family of India. They own the Times Group and its parent company, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.. They are of Agrawal Jain community....
family and is the current chairperson of India's
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largest media group, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., which owns the Times of India
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and other large newspapers. She is widowed with two sons.
Indu Jain is Chairperson of The Times Group. She is a spiritualist, an entrepreneur, an educationalist, a humanist, a patron of art and culture. In her capacity as Chairperson of The Times Group, Indu has since infused new energy into the growth of India's largest media house.
The Times Foundation
, which she founded and carefully guides, has garnered international acclaim for its, often pioneering, activities in the field of development. A humanist to the core, under her direction, The Times Foundation runs Community Services, Research Foundation and Times Relief Fund for disaster reliefs like floods, cyclones, earthquakes and epidemics. Indu's championing of women's causes is also well known. She actively supports women's rights and the encouragement of entrepreneurship.
Indu Jain is also founder President of the Ladies wing of FICCI
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(FLO). A patron of literature and culture, she is Chairperson of the Bharatiya Jnanpith Trust
, which awards India's most prestigious and highest literary award, the Jnanpith
award and supports endeavours in the field of literature in every major Indian language.
She addressed the United Nations
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in 2000 at the Millennium World Peace Summit
of Religious and Spiritual Leaders, a speech in which she stressed the need for oneness among faiths and went on to chair a special session of the conference.
Ms Jain is also the guiding force behind The Oneness Forum
, formally launched by the President of India in 2003. The Forum recently awarded the Mahatma-Mahavira Awards
to outstanding individuals from all of walks of life and is involved in several activities that seek to bring, and highlight, a sense of Oneness in the world.
Ms Jain has 2 sons – Samir Jain and Vineet Jain.
Spreading the message of Peace Within First, Indu Jain spear heads a movement to spread the principles of peace globally.