✍️By Special Correspondent
Eminent jurist and Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India, Dr. Abhishek M. Singhvi has established the Singhvi Endowment as a generous act of philanthropy at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU).
Dr. Singhvi has signed an Endowment Agreement with O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) for the establishment of the “Singhvi Endowment” at Jindal Global Law School to the tune of Rs. 2 crores. The students of JGLS would be the primary beneficiaries of this extraordinarily generous philanthropic initiative. This initiative, inter alia, pays homage to the memory of Dr. L.M. Singhvi, the eminent diplomat, parliamentarian, jurist and author.
Commenting on this special occasion, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) & Founding Dean, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) said, “This is a historic occasion for JGU and JGLS to have become the recipient of the distinguished endowment by Dr. Abhishek M. Singhvi. While it is stark evidence of Dr. Singhvi’s outstanding commitment and dedication to higher education and legal education, his choice of JGU as the institution for realizing his commitment is a huge recognition for us. The Singhvi Endowment will be the first and pioneering endowment established in JGU outside the philanthropic initiative of our founding Chancellor and benefactor, Mr. Naveen Jindal who endowed the entire university. I am truly overwhelmed by this generous gesture of Dr. Singhvi and the Singhvi family. On behalf of the students, faculty, and staff of JGU, I thank Dr. Singhvi and his family for their generosity and commitment to philanthropy. This Endowment has been established at JGU for perpetuity and several initiatives will be part of the endowment benefitting the faculty and students of JGU and JGLS.”
Announcing the Singhvi Endowment, Dr. Abhishek M. Singhvi, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India & Member of Parliament, observed, “I am most excited to announce the establishment of the Singhvi Endowment at Jindal Global Law School of O.P. Jindal Global University. JGU and JGLS have been at the forefront of promoting excellence in legal and higher education in India. The fact that JGU and JGLS have been recognised as India’s first ranked private university and India’s first ranked law school respectively and indeed, consistently for three years in a row by the QS World University Rankings demonstrates the stellar national and international reputation of this national ‘institution of eminence’. Our goal in establishing the Singhvi Endowment is to give it back to the society from where I have immensely benefitted. The vision of the Singhvi Endowment is to provide access to world-class education for young people who cannot afford and to empower India’s leading universities to promote excellence.”
Reflecting on the news relating to the Singhvi Endowment, Professor Peter H. Schuck, Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law Emeritus, Yale Law School, USA & Chair, International Board of Advisors, JGU observed, “The establishment of a new and extraordinarily generous endowment at JGU by the noted philanthropist and jurist, Dr. Abhishek Singhvi represents a firm commitment to this remarkable institution’s continued flourishing and expansion into new areas of study, research, innovation, and community service. It is a magnificent tribute to the vision of JGU’s founding leadership, which will enable it to strengthen its leading roles in all of these areas, while developing new ones. This endowment will further entrench JGU’s leading role not only in India but throughout the developing world.”
Professor (Dr.) Jayanth K. Krishnan, Milt and Judi Stewart Professor of Law, Indiana University, USA & Co-Chair, International Board of Advisors, JGU observed, “This incredibly generous gift by Dr. Singhvi is a significant moment in the history of O.P. Jindal Global University. Dr. Singhvi’s extraordinary contribution here to promote the rule of law by helping to strengthen legal education is pivotal for all of us who care about providing access to the best research and teaching opportunities to the next generation of law students and future lawyers in India. As a long-time, loyal supporter of JGU, I am personally inspired and extremely moved by what Dr. Singhvi has done here for this wonderful institution.”
Professor (Dr.) Sreejith S.G., Executive Dean, Jindal Global Law School observed that, “A university becoming the site of philanthropic initiatives is a heartening sight, as it is tantamount to making a contribution to the making of the future. While philanthropy in the form of endowments supports the university, it also vests upon the university the responsibility to fulfill expectations of the highest order. I am certain, and determined, that Jindal Global Law School will uphold the values of this endowment and honour its objectives. We deeply appreciate the generous act of philanthropy of Dr. Singhvi in establishing the Singhvi Endowment, which I am sure will inspire other leaders in the legal profession.”