Marital Status: Married
Husband: Kumar Mangalam Birla
Age: 50 Years
Some Lesser Known Facts About Neerja Birla
Neerja Birla is the wife of the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, Kumar Mangalam Birla. Neerja is an educator, a mental health activist and a philanthropist.
Neerja is the founder of the Mpower organisation. This venture aims towards moulding the attitude of the people towards mental health improvement. Its goals are to improve mental health, reduce stigma and provide quality care to needy people from all sections of Indian society. As per Neerja, in Indian society, nobody talks freely about mental health concerns. In an interview with India Education Diary, she revealed that meditation and Pranayama could heal the ill effects of mental problems. She narrated her own journey into mental well being. She stated,
Mental health is stigmatized in our society. It leads to a loss of expression as one cannot talk freely about their mental health concerns. Meditation and helping others heal through my work have in turn helped me as well. It also allowed me to pursue my own spiritual journey of healing. I am happy that over the last five years, there is a growing awareness among people regarding mental health issues.”
Neerja Birla is the head of an educational institution in India named The Aditya Birla World Academy.
The Aditya Birla Integrated School is also managed by Neerja Birla. A holistic and personalised learning environment is provided to the mentally disabled children in these schools.
Neerja Birla is an enthusiastic educator who founded the Aditya Birla Education Academy. This academy provides career growth opportunities to brilliant and dedicated tutors to boost their ambitions in the educational field.
Neerja Birla is a board member of the Pratham and Make-a-Wish Foundation. Muktangan, Save the Children and Seva Sadan are some of the non-profit-making ventures that are headed by Neerja Birla.
As per Neerja Birla, she is a morning person who wakes up early in the morning. In a conversation with Money Control media, Neerja Birla said,
I’m an early riser and very much a morning person. I start my day with pranayama and meditation, going into my exercises.”
Neerja Birla further added in the same interview that she was not a breakfast person,
I am not a breakfast person. I follow intermittent fasting, therefore my first meal is close to lunch.”
In the same interview, Neerja Birla narrated the tunes she liked to listen to in the morning,
Listening to the Hanuman Chalisa and Shivohum is a ritual that sets the tone for me. Very soothing and calming. I love listening to different renditions.”
Neerja Birla shared her teenage picture on her social media account.
Various Indian public speaking platforms and new channel conferences often invite Neerja Birla to deliver motivational lectures to the young generation.
Neerja often shares pictures of her pet dog on her social media account. She is an animal lover.