Tuesday, November 16, 2010

President of India, Pratibha Devisingh Patil launches special stamp to commemorate centenary year of Lala Lakshmipat Singhania

Dear Comrades,

President of India, Pratibha Devisingh Patil today released a stamp to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary celebrations of Lala Lakshmipat Singhania in a glittering ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan. The Indian postal department has brought out the stamp.

A visionary, a pioneer and a leader of outstanding quality – Lala Lakshmipat Singhania was the key architect of JK Organisation, one of India’s largest business houses. Even at a time when Indian industry was in its infancy, he considered management skills essential for Indian Industry and economy, to grow and develop not only domestically but also globally. He laid special emphasis on women education for holistic development of society. Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister spoke highly of the initiatives taken by Lala lakshmipat Singhania in building Industrial landscape for a modern India.

Inspired by Lala Lakshmipat Singhania, the generation next under the leadership of Shri Hari Shankar Singhania, President, JK Organization and past president of International Chamber of Commerce, have shown continuous and exemplary growth in diversified fields of industry.

With a sense of pride, Hari Shankar Singhania, President, JK Organisation, said, “Lala Lakshmipat Singhania had a strong belief that economic freedom of the country was as important as political freedom. He started several new industrial ventures, making many products in India for the first time, which were otherwise imported. He was committed to societal and nation building agenda. As a humanitarian he set up various healthcare and educational Institutes. He always said “Vidya Dadati Vinyam” meaning education makes you more understanding and humble.”

The group has achieved a lead position in major businesses over the years: JK Tyre, JK Paper, JK Lakshmi Cement, Fenner India, JK Agri Genetics, JK Sugar and other such successful enterprises.

India Infoline News Service / 10:54 , Nov 16, 2010

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