(born 9 March 1970) is a Member of Parliament
since 2004 representing the Kurukshetra
constituency in the state of Haryana
. He is a member of the Congress Party
. He is an industrialist with operations located in Madhya Pradesh
. He runs the rail & steel and power businesses of the Jindal Group
, the fourth largest private sector Indian business group by assets and sales turnover. The Jindal group was founded by his father O. P. Jindal
. He is also the Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University, which has been founded in the memory of his father.
Prior to 2002, the Flag code of India did not permit flying of the Flag of India
on non governmental institutions. In 2001, a case was filed against Naveen Jindal for flying the Flag of India
atop his company building. He said that he was inspired by his American friends displaying their flag during his college days in USA and he believed that flying the national flag should be the right of every Indian. He took the case to the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court of India
and won both . The Supreme Court ordered the Government of India
to set aside a committee to look into this matter. Finally on January 26, 2002 (India's Republic Day
), private citizens were allowed to fly India's flag inside and atop their buildings and institutions.
Naveen Jindal spent his schooling days in Punjabi Bagh, Delhi. Later on he studied in Hansraj College of Delhi University
. Then he pursued MBA... Read More