Jamshedpur: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish
Kumar has been conferred the prestigious Sir Jehangir Ghandy
Medal for Industrial and Social Peace 2011 by XLRI-Jamshedpur
(Xavier Labour Relations Institute) "for his role in effecting
Bihar`s turnaround within a short span."
The medal, presented on the occasion of the 55th
annual convocation of the leading business school last
evening, was received by IAS officer S. Siddharth, on behalf
of Kumar, as the chief minister had to attend the ongoing
session of the state assembly.
In his acceptance speech read out by Siddharth, Kumar
emphasised the vital role of the people of Bihar in the
state’s overall development.
Kumar also brought forth the concept of `development
with justice` and elaborated on the same.
The decision to confer the medal was taken by the
XLRI’s Board of Governors to recognize Kumar’s inclusive
vision as the architect of Bihar’s turnaround story, the
institute said in its note.
The Chairman, Board of Governors, XLRI and Vice
Chairman, Tata Steel, B Muthuraman dwelt was present.
Altogether 240 students from the Jamshedpur campus and
60 students from Dubai and Singapore campuses were awarded
medals for their outstanding performance in post-graduatation
in business management, personnel management and industrial
XLRI also felicitated its alumnus Jaspal Bindra, Group
Executive Director & CEO, Standard Chartered Bank, Asia, by
presenting him the `Distinguished Alumnus Award (Industry)`
for the year 2010.
Sir Jehangir, who was awarded the `Padma Bhushan` on
the Republic Day in 1958, was one of those who built up
Jamshedpur. He became deeply involved in institutions like the
XLRI and the institute awards a gold medal in his honour every
year for outstanding contributions.