Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi has created a Rs. 2 crore endowment to OP Jindal Global University at Sonipat in Haryana. The endowment will have components for two scholarships, an academic award, ‘Dr. LM Singhvi Annual Global Conference on International Law and International Relations’, and a ‘Dr LM Singhvi Memorial Annual Lecture Series’.
According to university officials, this is the first endowment established at the OP Jindal Global University.
“The fact that JGU and JGLS have been recognized as India’s top ranked private university and India’s top law school respectively and indeed consistently for three consecutive years by the QS World University Rankings demonstrates the stellar national and international reputation of this national” institution of eminence’,” Singhvi said while announcing the endowment.
This is a welcome new development in the annals of Indian philanthropy. Congratulations @DrAMSinghvi for his generosity and @MPNaveenJindal for his original initiative to establish @JindalGlobalUNI https://t.co/yhJC3f4i7M
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) September 21, 2022
“Our goal in establishing the Singhvi Endowment is to give back to the society from which I have benefited immensely. Singhvi Endowment’s vision is to provide access to world-class education to young people who cannot afford it and to empower leading universities in India to promote excellence,” he added.
“While it is clear evidence of Dr. Singhvi’s exceptional commitment and dedication to higher education and legal education, his choice of JGU as the institution to realize his commitment is a great recognition for us … This endowment has been established at JGU in perpetuity and several initiatives will be part of the endowment that benefit the faculty and students of JGU and JGLS,” said C. Raj Kumar, founder vice-chancellor of the university.