For Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) alumnus Indranil Halder, philanthropy isn’t just about short-term support. Indranil is a firm believer that supporting higher education is an important step to drive long-term, sustainable impact for the nation.
In 2009 Indranil established the Halder Chowdhury Prize at MGSM. This prize recognises an international student’s academic achievement within the Master of Management degree.
“As a new citizen in Australia, it was my way of saying thank you for the education that Australia has provided me,” says Indranil. “Australia has a lot to offer, including a high standard of education. I strongly believe that by actively supporting higher education, you enable the next generation to reach their full potential. This allows them to become better, more confident leaders and executives, which pays dividends for the country as a whole.”
Supporting the next generation of leaders is a key priority for MGSM. Thanks to donors like Indranil, MGSM has awarded over 90 scholarships in the past three years, including 25 to individuals from the charity sector and 66 to individuals who would otherwise be excluded due to financial hardship. As a result of scholarship support, these talented individuals have been given an opportunity to be educated with the best and brightest MGSM students.
This also ensures that MGSM upholds a reputation for producing the most talented business professionals, regardless of their background or disadvantage.
“Many people think that supporting education is something they don’t ‘have’ to do. But I believe it is. I believe that we have a responsibility. As MGSM alumni, we understand the difference that education makes in our life. We understand that it provides confidence, courage and experience, and it makes a person more creative and imaginative” says Indranil
“If you are in a position to help others achieve their full potential but don’t take an active role in enabling them, I believe that you diminish your own education. “
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