Indu Jain: A successful Entrepreneur

The story of a believer in women entrepreneurship and strong votary of woman’s rights, Indu Jain, the seventy-five-year-old billionaire, the chairperson of the Times Group. Widow of the Late Ashok Jain, she is an educationalist, entrepreneur, spiritualist and patron of art and culture. She has inherited a fortune of $2.8 billion through the eminent Sahu Jain family, the leading industrialist family of the country. She is in the list of Top 20 richest person in India, while at the global level she ranks 317 in terms of monetary value.
The pioneer, Indu Jain was born in the most populated state of the country, Uttar Pradesh. Her determination and dedication proved to be the cause of the Times Group (Bennett Coleman Co. Pvt Ltd) being one of the largest media industries of India.

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Apart from being an entrepreneur, Indu Jain is an educationalist, a philanthropist and is also a passionate lover of art and culture. She has been awarded the International Life Time Achievement Award by the Indian Congress of Women (ICW). The Times Foundation also runs community service like providing relief during natural calamities and making promotional events for encouraging budding entrepreneurs.Indu Jain is a much-acclaimed Hindi poet and author and further proving her ardent love for literature, she is the recipient of the prestigious Jnanpith Award and is also the founder of the ladies wing of FICCI. Currently, she is the chairperson the Bharatiya Jnanpith Trust and supports the development and promotion of all the major languages of the country. A spiritualist by heart, she addressed the United Nations in the Millennium World Peace Summit of religious and spiritual leaders in the year 2000. She focused on the essentiality of oneness in the faiths. She also heads the Oneness forum, which was formally set by the President of India in the year 2003. She also writes for the spiritual column of the Times of India. Spreading the message of oneness, promoting the richness of Indian languages and more importantly reaching out to the common people of India with its impeccable content, Indu Jain supports the endeavour for being a global leader as an educationalist, spiritualist and a philanthropist.

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She is a role model for many women, and she also actively supports women rights and encourages entrepreneurship. She is the sponsor of literature and culture and founder president of the Ladies wing of FICCI. She is also working as chairperson of the Bharatiya Jnanpith Trust, which is India’s highest literary award. In the year 2000, she addressed the United Nations at Millennium World Peace Summit which is of Religious and spiritual leaders, where she expressed her views that oneness among faith and went on to chair a special session of the conference. She is a great humanist, spreading the information of Peace globally.

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If life is all about gaining success, then surely success is never a bed of roses! There’s no ambiguity to this! Indu Jain’s success story is no exception to this. Many times, there have been reports of credibility regarding the content of the newspaper. The impeccable attribute of this media publishing company had to face a lot of hardships to prove its true sense among its competitors. Since news regarding the credibility of the newspaper got spread, Bennett Coleman Co. Ltd media house lost many of its readers. And the only way of generating revenue was through advertisements. Loads of advertisements in the newspaper further reduced the number of newspapers.

A spiritualist by heart, she addressed the United Nations in the Millennium World Peace Summit of religious and spiritual leaders in the year 2000. She focused on the essentiality of oneness in the faiths. She also heads the Oneness forum, which was formally set by the President of India in the year 2003. She also writes for the spiritual column of the Times of India. Spreading the message of oneness, promoting the richness of Indian languages and more importantly reaching out to the common people of India with its impeccable content, Indu Jain supports the endeavour for being a global leader as an educationalist, spiritualist and a philanthropist.