As quoted by Governor of Maharashtra, Mr Bhagat Singh Koshyari during the Champions of Change Award 2020 held in Goa, “Mr Nandan Jha is the Champion of the Champions of Change”, for his great vision and exemplary skills. Many other esteemed personalities including the Former President of India Sh Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Mr Venkaiah Naidu have echoed the sentiments.
Mr. Nandan Jha is one such person who is always willing and ready to serve the society in any possible way he can. Apart from saving lives of people at a very young age, he is always involved in working for society and the underprivileged.
From the very initial stage of life where children usually play and dream for life, Mr. Jha has been a born social worker who associated himself with the social organization named ‘Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh’ at the age of 5-6 years with a motive to serve the nation and bring about an awakening towards community. Being inspired by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, at the age of 16, he saved a family of 4 including a woman and her children after their cottage got fire, for which he was highly praised by Hon’ble leader of opposition in Lok Sabha, Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee and was recommended strongly by him for National bravery award 1997, which was further conferred on him by the then Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sh. Inder Kumar Gujral.
During the same year, he was also felicitated with the prestigious ‘Jeevan Raksha Padak’ by the then Hon’ble President of India Sh. K.R. Narayanan.Later, Mr. Jha was also highly appreciated and felicitated by the then RSS Chief Prof. Rajrendra Singh (fondly called as ‘Rajju Bhaiya’).
During his span with Sahara India Pariwar and Jindal Steel and Power Ltd where he served as a Group Consultant & EaseMyTrip as COO he initiated ample no. of Business & social activities, after spending 2 decade in corporate world, he decided to move ahead and founded a not for profit company Interactive Forum on Indian Economy (IFIE) and Gandhi Mandela Foundation and founder of Gandhi Mandela Awards ( a prestigious international award ) established for promoting Gandhian and Nelson Mandela’s values of Community Service and Social Development across the globe.
Both IFIE & GMF are 80G, 12A, & 8A Compliant, for completely dedicating himself towards social service. Both the organizations function nationally and globally.
IFIE has initiated Champions of Change Award, a prestigious National & State award to recognize and felicitate the efforts of people who bring about a change in the society. The Hon’ble President , The Vice President or Former President of India join as the Chief guest and the Awardees include Chief Minister, Union Ministers, MPs, MLAs, Bureaucrats, Social activists & NGOs from across the country.
The notable Champions of Change awardee include Shri M.K. Stalin (CM of Tamil Nadu), Shri Pramod Sawant (CM of Goa), Shri Hemant Soren (CM of Jharkhand), Shri N. Biren Singh (CM of Manipur), Swami Avdheshanand Giriji Maharaj (Mahamandelashwar of Juna Akhara), Shri Anurag Thakur (Union Minister for Sports, Youth Affairs, Information & Broadcasting). Smt Hema Malini , Ms Sushmita Sen , Smt Shilpa Shetty Kundra Etc, Mr Sonu Nigam , Let Sindhu tai sapkal , Mr popat raw pawar etc.
Mr Jha also founded the Power Corridors (National News Magazine) and Panchayati Times (Digital News Channel) under IFIE with a motive to serve the society through journalism which are also praised by Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu on 26th December’ 2018 at Vigyan Bhawan New Delhi, he said- “Both Power Corridors & Panchayati Times are not only performing the media dharma but also carrying out their social responsibility from the dais of media.”
Apart from this, he has always encouraged the people and organizations that have been working for the betterment of the society. Being the key person behind his foundations, he has always initiated and looked forward to enhance the services for the welfare of society.