H.P. Kanoria, a visionary
IISD EDU WORLD is the brainchild of renowned industrialist, banker, journalist and philanthropist Dr. H.P. Kanoria. He is noted for his love for the environment. Issues like empowerment of women and inspiring children youth are very close to his heart. He gets his inspiration from the teachings of Paramhansa Shri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, Kaviguru Rabindranath Tagore and other great personalities. He believes in simplicity and austerity. Service to the society has always been and will be the guiding star of his life.
A dynamic man of great talents and a highly accomplished individual, Dr. Hari Prasad Kanoria’s profile and persona is a source of great inspiration to many who know him. Not only he is the chairman of SREI Foundation, he is also the chairman of IISD Edu World, Since his knowledge and understanding of commerce and business is so deep and well honed, he is the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of a global fortnightly magazine, Business Economics as well the Chairman of IISD- Institute for Inspiration and Self Development, a center for Higher education, languages, holistic education, preparatory training, skill development
‘Humanity’ according to Dr. Kanoria is in fact a unifying factor for all of us, not a divisive force. Therefore, he believes that no aspect of human existence such as religion, race, colour, gender or age can be shown or given special preference/status/treatment and we must work towards a world where there is equal opportunity for all, and most importantly, freedom not enslaved to an institution, culture, country or even an individual. His efforts for the overall welfare of humanity and peace have been so colossal and impressive that he has received the prestigious ‘Rashtriya Ekta Puraskar’ for national unity and communal harmony form the Committee for National Integration. He has also received the ‘Millennium Award’ from Dadabhai Naoroji International Society and the ‘Outstanding Humanitarian Services Award’ from the Zoroastrian College, Mumbai. Not surprisingly, he is also ‘Shantidoot-an Ambassador of Peace,’ awarded by World Peace Movement Trust, South Korea. In 2015, he was honoured as the Global Man of the Year at the 3rd Annual Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) He gives particular importance and emphasis on the upliftment of women and the necessity to conserve, preserve and protect our environment. Due to his vast experience and expertise in the arena of social welfare. But one of the most important recognition remains conferring on him the honorary Doctorate of Literature (HonorisCausa) by All India Shah BehramBaug Society, Mumbai for his contribution towards the universal benefit of humanity.
Dr. Kanoria believes that ‘spirituality’ is one of the fundamental aspects of every person, in that, he asserts that an individual’s confidence, knowledge and work is driven and shaped by it. He is a man motivated by the very thought of service to society and so not surprisingly, he is the Chairman of ‘World Confluence of Humanity, Power and Spirituality – Enlightenment a Journey through Service,’ a society whose annual conferences have been graced by many luminaries from difference communities, religions and countries across the globe.
Not only are his efforts and accomplishments are recognized and awarded, he in fact 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. AtalBihari Vajpayee to China and was an important member of many business delegations to Vietnam, Japan, Bangladesh, UK and USA. So well recognized is his dynamism that he held many a state assignments and was formerly, Director of United Bank of India, Director of West Bengal Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation, Govt. of West Bengal.
Dr. Kanoria’s recent venture into the education sector is a noble one. He believes, ‘Knowledge gives you the power to change.’ But with knowledge comes responsibility and hence it is important for us to educate the mind and heart together, for the moral compass in an individual must be strong and secure. It is because of his thoughts, good will and experience; he is at once a humbling and an inspiring influence on all his colleagues and coworkers.
Institute for Inspiration & Self Development (IISD) is a unit of IISD Edu World Pvt. Ltd. It is an initiative of SREI Foundation and Kanoria Foundation. IISD is the brain child of visionary industrialist and philanthropist, Dr. H. P. Kanoria. It has been initiated by SREI Foundation with the social mission to develop skills in individuals, build their futures and generally enhance the quality of their lives. PrajnaVidyaBharati Pvt. Ltd. is also supporting IISD Edu World.
Historically, IISD started its journey as far back as in August 2005 with the avowed mission of helping aspirants to succeed in various competitive exams.-Central and State level-conducted by UPSC and State PSC’s and other government and semi-government organizations through appropriate coaching and other inspirational programs. As the years progressed, IISD embarked on diversification introducing time-tested new courses to raise equal to the needs of the day.
IISD EDU WORLD is rechristened as a charitable entity under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956. The entity was designed with the objective of providing quality education to children belonging to the down trodden and weaker section of the society. IISD EDU WORLD at present manages two schools which presently impart education up to standard IX and V respectively, along with facilities like free mid-day meals, books and school dresses at concessional rates. The donations received by the entity helps to sustain the financial and educational activities undertaken by the two schools.
Supporting education institutions and providing opportunities to deserving students (from marginalized sections of society) through various channels.
With consciousness towards nurturing young minds and developing them into responsible citizens we encourage initiatives at educational front for the underserved section of society through IISD Edu World. With major emphasis on underserved population & communities the fund supports setting up of schools, colleges, medical and scientific research institutions along with extended opportunities to deserving students for preliminary and higher education through various channels.
Ensure and promote a culture of healthy workforce by creating awareness and raising consciousness among people. Prepare students aspiring for writing entrance exam for MD /MS and MBBS.
Support the cause of building social institutions by advancing financial grant towards construction of houses, girl marriage & other social essentialities to the underserved. Raising awareness about social victimization, particularly Acid Survivors and extending support to them for social establishment.
Raise consciousness towards building a healthy environment among the stakeholders and community at large.