The advent of JK Organization on the industrial landscape of India almost synchronizes with the beginning of an era of industrial awareness - an endeavor for self-reliance and the setting up of a dynamic Indian industry.
This was way back in the middle of the 19th century. And the rest, is history.
JK Organization has been a forerunner in the economic and social advancement of India. It always aimed at creating job opportunities for a multitude of countrymen and to provide high quality products. It has striven to make India self reliant by pioneering the production of a number of industrial and consumer products, by adopting the latest technology as well as developing its own know-how. It has also undertaken industrial ventures in several other countries.
The Singhanias of today, under the visionary leadership of Late Shri Hari Shankar Singhania, Former President, JK Organisation have achieved an exemplary growth in diversified industries with a lead position in major businesses over the years through companies like JK Tyre, JK Paper, JK Lakshmi Cement, Fenner India, JK Agri Genetics and other such successful enterprises.
Illustrious Journey of an Organization
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India appreciating the remarks of Lala Lakshmipat Ji at the FICCI annual session.
A statesman like welcome from Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, President of India
LalaLakshmipatJi is delighted to welcome Shri LalBahadurShastri, Prime Minister of India
A beaming Smt. Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India being felicitated by Lala Ji
A meeting of two financial wizards - LalaLakshmipatJi & Robert L Garner, Chairman, International Finance Corporation, Washington
LalaJi with the victor of Indo-Pak War Field Marshal S.H.F.J. Manekshaw
Hon'ble President of India, Smt. PratibhaPatil, releasing the postal stamp on Lala Lakshmipat Singhania
Shri Hari Shankar Singhania
‘Excellence comes not from mere words or procedures. It comes from an urge to strive and deliver the best every time. A mindset that says, “ When it is good enough, improve it”. It is a way of thinking that comes only from a drive within.’
Hari Shankar Singhania was the President (Chairman) of JK Organisation, which was founded over 100 years ago and is one of the leading private sector industrial groups in India. He was also the Chairman of several companies. He was involved in many initiatives for the nation's industrial development, education and social upliftment. He has been conferred the prestigious National Award “PADMA BHUSHAN" in the year 2003 by the President of India, for his contribution in the field of trade and economic activities. In 2005, he was awardedone of the highest Swedish Awards "Royal Order of the Polar Star" by the King of Sweden for his contribution to the development of Indo-Swedish business relations. He has also been honoured with the coveted “2008 Paper Industry International Hall of Fame Award" by the Paper Industry InternationalHall of Fame,Inc., Appleton, USA.
“Higher education will continue to play a critical role in the development of human resources in India and other parts of the world. Good quality education is essential to ensure that more and more Indian youth get an opportunity to hone their skills and gain knowledge to develop a modern outlook and a global mindset. With this objective, I was happy that a multidisciplinary university known as JK Lakshmipat University (JKLU) has been established at Jaipur in Rajasthan.”
This humble initiative of creating a temple of learning, by Shri Hari Shankar Singhania, will be a useful input in the development of global society in general and our country in particular. JK Lakshmipat University will inculcate a deep sense of respect for human values and develop responsible citizens.