Entrepreneur & humanitarian Ajay Harinath Singh has been awarded the prestigious Champions of Change Award 2020. He has been chosen for the award by a constitutional jury headed by K.G. Balakrishnan, Former CJI and Former Chairman, NHRC.
Forming an important pillar in the meteoric rise of the Singh family’s empire, Ajay is also the President of the Singh and Sons Holding PLC. Venturing into the competitive realms of the mining, airline, shipping, farming, finance, winery and mass media industries, he has proved his mettle by establishing the Darwin Platform, a successful multi-national organization in over 11 countries.
While being considered to be one of the most powerful and influential families in India did not stop Ajay Harinath Singh from working for a number of companies. He eventually went on to hold 96% stake in the platform through his family.
Entrepreneurship and philanthropy go hand in hand when it comes to the Singh’s & Sons. In recent years, Singh has devoted his time to numerous philanthropic endeavors, expanding his charitable activities across oceans.
The AHS Food Charity was set up in his native nation, India, to provide food to homeless and needy and has now opened food kitchens in London (UK) and Philadelphia (US), providing vegetarian meals to the needy.
Champions of Change is an Indian award, for promoting Gandhian values, (Swachata), community service and social development (in Aspirational district in india), selected by constitutional jury members headed by K.G. Balakrishnan, Former Chief Justice of India and Former Chairman NHRC. It is given annually in four categories, and usually presented by the President, Vice-President, Prime Minister of India or a leading figure. Mr. Nandan Jha is the founder and head of Champions of Change Award.
The inaugural Champions of Change Award was held in 2018 and it was distributed by the Vice-President of India M.Venkaiah Naidu at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
The second edition was held in 2019 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi and awards were given by the then President of India, Sh. Pranab Mukherjee. Jharkhand CM Sh. Hemant Soren and Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia were among the recipients of awards.