(Last Updated on : 01-01-2015)
Naveen Jindal is an Indian Politician
and the former Indian shooter. He is also the former Member of Parliament and skeet shooter. Naveen Jindal represented Kurukshetra
in the northern Indian state of Haryana
in the 14th and 15th Lok Sabha
. Naveen Jindal is the Chairman of Jindal Steel and Power Limited, a part of the $17 billion diversified O.P. Jindal Group founded by his late industrialist father.
Early Life of Naveen Jindal
Naveen Jindal was born in a Bania family in Hisar
, Haryana, on 9th March 1970, the youngest child of the late industrialist-philanthropist-politician O.P. Jindal, former Minister of Power in the Government of Haryana and his wife Savitri Jindal. Naveen studied at Delhi Public School in New Delhi
. After that, he graduated in Commerce from Hans Raj College, Delhi University in the year 1990. He completed an MBA degree from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1992. There he was the President of the Student Government and recipient of the Student Leader of the Year Award at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Sports Career of Naveen Jindal
Naveen Jindal is a national record holder in Skeet shooting. The Indian Shooting Team, under his captaincy, won a silver medal in the South Asian Federation Games in April 2004, in Pakistan. He has also represented the country in the Asian games held in Busan, South Korea in 2002. Besides winning numerous medals in shooting at national and international levels, Naveen Jindal has also excelled in Polo and JPLs Polo team has won several laurels under his captaincy. He was also a part of the Haryana shooting team that won the Gold medal at the 54th National Shooting Championship Competition in the Civilian Category held at Gurgaon
in May 2011.
Political Career of Naveen Jindal
Naveen Jindal instigated an initiative that led to a revision of the Flag Code of India which now grants every Indian citizen the right to fly the Flag of India, publicly with dignity and honour on all days of the year. Naveen Jindal is an active activist for population stabilisation, women's empowerment, environmental conservation, health and education. He founded the Flag Foundation of India, which is their attempt to promote among Indian youth respect for the "Tiranga" and the ethics it embodies.
Personal Life of Naveen Jindal
Naveen Jindal married a Kuchipudi
dancer Shallu Jindal. He is residing in Delhi with his wife and their two children.