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Indu Jain

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 further growth of India's largest media house. The Times Group publishes India's largest newspapers, which include The Times of India, The Economic Times and Navbharat Times. In addition, the group enjoys a dominant presence in magazines, events, radio, the Internet and television. Indu's eclectic cultural interests, social concerns and spiritual inclinations have brought a whole new dimension to the functioning of a conventional 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. An educationalist, par excellence, she is President of Times Foundation. A humanist to the core, under her direction, The Times Foundation runs - Community Services, Research Foundation and Times Relief Fund for disaster relief's like floods, cyclones, earthquakes and epidemics. Indu's championing of women's causes is also very well known. She actively supports women's rights, women's uplift and the encouragement of entrepreneurship.

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Indu is founder President of the Ladies wing of FICCI (FLO). A patron of literature and culture, she is Chairperson of the Bharatiya Jnanpith Foundation, which awards India's most prestigious literary award, the Jnanpith, and supports endeavours in the field of literature in every major Indian language. She addressed the United Nations 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. Spreading the message of Peace Within First, Indu Jain spear heads a movement to spread the principles of peace globally.