Founded in August, 2005, Institute for Inspiration & Self Development) IISD started its journey with a few young minds, who believed in the conviction of IISD Edu World – “Be a Leader”.
Conceptualised with the social mission to develop skills in individuals, build their future and generally enhance the quality of their lives, with steady support of infrastructure and knowledge, IISD imparts an industry oriented education which make the students ready for the professional world and help them getting equal opportunity.
H.P. Kanoria, a visionary
IISD Edu World is the brain child of renowned industrialist, banker cum philanthropist-educationist Dr. Hari Prasad Kanoria. Issues such as empowerment of women, inspiring children and youth are very close to his heart. He gets his inspiration from the teaching of Swami Vivekananda, Paramhansa Ramkrishna Dev and Kaviguru Rabindranath Tagore. He believes in simplicity and austerity. Service to the mankind has always been his guiding force.
“Humanity” according to Dr. Hari Prasad Kanoria is in fact a unifying factor for all of us. He believes that no aspect of human existence such as religion, race, color, gender or age can be shown or given special status and we must work towards a world where there is equal opportunity for all. His efforts for the overall welfare of humanity and peace have been colossal, for which he had received the prestigious “Rashtriya Ekta Puraskar” for national unity and communal harmony. He has also received the “Millennium Award” from Zoroastrian College, Mumbai. He has been conferred the “Shantidoot-an-Ambassador of Peace”, award by World Peace Movement Trust, South Korea.
In 2015, he was honored as the Global Man of the year at the 3rd Annual Global Officials of Dignity. He emphasizes on the upliftment of women and the necessity to conserve, preserve and protect our environment. He has a vast experience and expertise in the arena of school welfare. Amongst his most valued recognition is the conferring on him the honorary Doctorate of Literature (Honoris Causa) by All India Shah BehramBaug Society, Mumbai for his contribution towards the universal benefit of humanity.
He is a visionary whose contributions to the society and nation at large as a socio-economic activist and philanthropist made him an obvious choice for being a core member in the delegation led by our former honorable Prime Minister, Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee to China and was an important member of many business delegation to Vietnam, Japan, Bangladesh and UK, USA. Well recognized for his knowledge and ideas and for his dynamism, he held many a state assignments including director of United Bank of India, Director of West Bengal Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation, Govt. of West Bengal.