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NRI industrialist Lord Paul opens school in UK

London, Nov. 04, 2008
Sirinder Mehta

UK Punjabi NRI, Lord Swraj Paul of Caparo group's charitable trust opened new school at Tipton in the West Midlands by using the name 'The Ambika Paul Learning Resource Centre" as 'Opening Minds' to encourage and inspire students for higher self esteem.

'The Ambika Paul Learning Resource Centre', sponsored by The Ambika Paul Foundation. The school will contains video conferencing facilities and the Library.

The Ambika Paul Foundation is a charitable trust set up in memory of Lord Paul's daughter Ambika who died of leukaemia in 1968 at the age of four. It was the treatment purposes of Ambika that brought Lord Paul to Britain in 1966. He remained in England after her tragic death and went on to create the Caparo Group of companies, which currently has a turnover of USD 1.5 billion. The Foundation promotes the well-being of children around the world through education, culture and health and seeks to encourage and inspire them to learn about the world they live in. The foundation supports a number of children's charities in UK as well as the Zoological Society of London....Read More

Lord Swraj Paul's son Akash Paul and daughter Anjli Paul attended the function and said:

  • We are very keen on education so it is a great pleasure for us to be involved with this project in the west Midlands
  • Our company, Caparo group employs more than 3,500 people and get benefit og thids school
  • Our father is also Chancellor of Wolverhampton University and it will be asset for this project

The 'Ambika Paul Foundation' is working in collaboration with the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)

The husband of Queen Elizabeth II, MR. Prince Philip also attended the function along with other community leaders.