December 9, 2023
Mr. Pragun Khaitan

Pragun Khaitan, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Jindal Aluminium conferred with the Young Entrepreneur Innovation Award at SV-TDFS 2022

Mumbai. July 2022 – Pragun Khaitan, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Jindal Aluminium has been honoured with the prestigious Young Entrepreneur Innovation Award 2022 at the second International Conference on Startup ventures: Technology Developments and Future Strategies (SV-TDFS 2022) jointly organized by Manipal University Jaipur and Shri Vishwakarma Skill University, Haryana.

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The inaugural ceremony graced the presence of Shri Bandaru Dattatreya (Hon’ble Governor, State of Haryana and Chancellor of SVSU), as the chief guest and Shri Raj Nehru (Vice-Chancellor, SVSU) as the guest of honour. The two-day international conference hosted participants from five countries (other than India), including the USA, South Korea, Germany, Taiwan and Denmark.

This prestigious award by SV-TDFS 2022 recognized Pragun Khaitan’s pioneering role and exemplary leadership at Jindal Aluminium. He joined Jindal Aluminium as its director in 2013 and since then, under his able leadership, the company’s revenue has multiplied five times to reach an estimate of more than INR 3000 crore. He has also led the flat rolling product division from its inception to make it the second-largest producer in India. His acumen has made him the driving force behind the transformation, digitalization and success of Jindal Aluminium.

The Young Entrepreneur Innovation Award 2022 was instituted to encourage and recognize innovation and entrepreneurship amongst the youth. The platform provided them with an opportunity to gather a plethora of resources to succeed in their business journey. Pragun  Khaitan, a special invitee to the inaugural event, was also acknowledged as a role model for the youth and society by the esteemed panel which believes that his inspiring story is a source of encouragement and motivation for the upcoming innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs to pursue their entrepreneurial dream.

Mr. Pragun  Khaitan, Vice Chairman and Managing Director- Jindal Aluminium says, “It was great to witness top universities coming together to promote start-up India, a flagship initiative of the Government of India. Such measures and industry participation are required to motivate young and budding entrepreneurs and ensure the success of start-up India. This event is further testimony to everyone’s commitment to making India the world’s largest start-up hub. “No matter what, just keep going.” This is just a fragment of what I have learned from Dr. Sitaram Jindal, my grandfather and the founder and chairman of Jindal Aluminium that keeps me going against strong headwinds. The Young Entrepreneur Innovation Award 2022, allows me to thank all the people at Jindal Aluminium who work with me day in and day out, behind the curtain, to make everything possible. I am sure this initiative will be a stepping stone towards making India the largest start-up hub in the world.”

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