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EDUCATION STALWARTS 2021-22

 Dr Chandrakanta Pathak

Principal and CEO of HVB Global Academy, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

Dr Chandrakanta Pathak has been working with her team to reimagine the ethos of teaching and learning in the school so as to make education egalitarian and a means of growth and development rather than an impersonal activity with the solitary goal of scoring points.

She has won various awards such as the Women Leadership Award for Excellence in Education at the Femina – 5th World Women Leadership Congress Awards and Times Power Women 2018, in the field of Education by Times of India.

   Dr Manimekalai Mohan

Dr Manimekalai Mohan, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

    Dr Manimekalai Mohan is a visionary and reformer who has dedicated her life to education and philanthropy. Through her work, she became a voice and pillar of support for women educators. Dr Mohan has founded six campuses in the Coimbatore district, where she is an outspoken proponent of modern education perspectives while combining Indian values.

    Dr Mohan completed her Post Graduation in Psychology & Rehabilitation Science from Holy Cross College, Trichy. She later received the Honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) from American West University and University of South America in 2016, and the Honorary Professor of the Academic Union, Oxford, UK, in 2019.

  Ms. Alka Kapur

Ms. Alka Kapur, Principal of Modern Public School, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Ms. Alka Kapur started her career as a Primary Teacher of English, and was promoted to the Head Teacher, and then the Principal in the year 2000. Her vision begins with a strong focus on holistic education which means overall development in academics, life skills and talents but above all, in carving a good human being. In addition to being a school Principal, Ms. Kapur also runs Nav Chetna Shiksha Kendra- a school for the weaker sections of the society. Roti Bank is another initiative taken by her to ensure that everybody gets a square meal a day. These endeavours have helped her turn the ideas of Education for All and Right to Food, into a reality. She has received a number of awards through the course of her journey, including the CBSE Teachers’ and Principals’ Award 2019-202 by Shri. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’- the Hon’ble Minister of Education, Delhi; State Teachers’ Award 2019 by Delhi Directorate of Education by the Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, Mahatma Gandhi Samman Award at House of Lords, London, and the STAR 2020 Appreciation Award for spreading the spirit of positivity and hope during COVID-19 by World Book of Records, London, UK along with INDO – UK Forum.

  Mr. A.R. Razi Faquih

Mr. A.R. Razi Faquih, president of Orbis Education Society, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Mr. A.R. Razi Faquih did his schooling from St. Peter’s School, Panchgani, and completed his higher studies from Burhani College, Mumbai. As a student, he used to represent his school and college at various inter-institutional tournaments. In 2009, Mr. A.R. Razi Faquih, along with his brother Mr. Haseeb Faquih, set out on a journey and established the Orbis Education Society, which runs the very prestigious Orbis Schools that are co-educational day schools of much repute, affiliated with the CBSE at Keshav Nagar and Mundhwa in Pune. These schools have excelled profusely over the years and have received numerous awards. Mr. A.R. Razi Faquih is a recipient of the prestigious Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Excellence Award.

 Ms. Alpa S Kotadia

Ms. Alpa S Kotadia, Founder and Director Principal of Vapi Public School (CISCE) (International Campus) received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

   Ms. Alpa S Kotadia holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Zoology as well as a B.Ed degree. She has done her MA in Sociology, and has been awarded with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Education and Parenting. After completing her education, Ms. Alpa’s dream was to have a school where children will love to come every day where they will play, have fun, and learn by doing. She turned her dreams into reality by founding the Little Angels Trust and starting a pre-school in 2001. She then started Vapi Public School as a continuation of Little Angels Preschool.

  Ms. Alpa has received a number of awards and certificates through the course of her journey, some of which include the Certificate for Leadership management for Heads of the Schools by CISCE (2012), the “ShikshaBharti Award “ by Indian Achievers Forum at Delhi from the hands of the IPS officer Ms. Kiran Bedi in 2013; and the Rashtriya Shikshak Samman award by Avantika group of contemporary and intellectuals from Minister Of State Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Mr. Parshottam Rupala, in 2016. Under Ms. Alpa’s leadership, VPS was accredited by NABET in the academic year 2018-19.

  Dr. Deepak Madhok

Dr. Deepak Madhok, Chairman of Sunbeam Group of Educational Institutions, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

   During his career spanning 11 years in the Civil Service, Dr. Deepak Madhok served as Dy. Administrator of the Municipal Corporation of Varanasi, before he was inducted into the elite Indian Administrative Service in 1982. In 1990, he quit a promising career in the IAS to help his parents realize their mission of providing high quality, English medium education to the neglected children of Uttar Pradesh. He has won various awards including the Champion of Change Award in 2018 by the Vice-president of India Mr. Venkaiah Naidu.

   Dr. N.K. Dutta

Dr. N.K. Dutta, Founder & Principal of Miles Bronson Residential School, Guwahati, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Dr. N.K.Dutta completed his Bachelor and Masters in History from Kirorimal College under Delhi University. Further, he did his Bachelor of Education, Master of Education and Bachelor of Law from Gauhati University. He did his Ph.D in History from Tilak Maharashtra University, Pune. Presently, he is selected to pursue the Doctorate of Education program by the Exeter University, UK.

  Dr. N.K. Dutta founded the Miles Bronson Residential School in 1987 with only 17 students in a rented house. Since then, the school has grown rapidly and has established in its own premises with a permanent complex, providing all facilities for quality education. Dr. Dutta has been appointed as the convener of the Central Board of Secondary Education Inspection Committee for Affiliations of new schools. He is also appointed to represent the North Eastern Region as the Head Examiner and Subject Expert (Social Science) recently by the CBSE, New Delhi. He represents the Region as a Regional Sports Advisor to the Board.

  Dr. Girish Desai

Dr. Girish Desai, Executive Director of Pimpri Chinchwad Education Trust, and Nutan Vidya Prasarak Mandal, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

     A PhD holder and a mechanical engineer by profession, Dr. Girish Desai has always had the vision to grow; and in his growth, have other students find their career path. After completing his graduation in mechanical Engineering, he worked in the industry for seven years before joining Pimpri Chinchwad Education Trust (PCET) in the year 2000 as a lecturer in the engineering college. He then became the Executive Director at the age of 38. In 2009, he was the Advisor to Sahajirao Patil Vikas Pratisthan (SPVP), of Engineering Institute and Polytechnic. Soon, he up scaled from teaching and in 2012, he was appointed as Executive Director of Pimpri Chinchwad Education Trust. The raging fire within him enabled him to commence the ‘Master of Business Administration at PCET (2008-2009)’.

  Dr. K. M. Cherian

Dr. K. M. Cherian, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Gifted with compassion, passion, humanitarianism and an amazing sense of dedication, Padmashree Dr. K. M. Cherian laid foundation to the Dr. K.M. Cherian’s Educational Trust in2006 . His brain child “The Study – L’école Internationale” is dedicated to mould every child into Passionate Learners, Global Citizens and Future Leaders.

    Dr. K. M. Cherian has been the Honorary Surgeon to the President of India from 1990 to 1993 and has performed more than 36,000 operations. He is the driving force and the source of motivation to the students at The Study. His exemplary life and contribution in the field of science motivates the students to follow his footsteps. Under his direction the students are currently working on projects based on Biomimetics.

  DR. S Ayyappan Nair

Dr S Ayyappan Nair, Academic Director of BGS Group of Institutions, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Dr S Ayyappan Nair, the academic director of BGS Group of Institutions began his journey in the education sector as a teacher in the year 1963. He served the Indian Army for three years as a Civilian School Master, after which he joined a new central school in Malleswaram, Bangalore
as a Primary Teacher. He started to attend evening college for PUC and BA, and then joined the Regional College of Education at Mysore for B.Ed. I completed my MA from Bangalore University, and MEd from Tilak Collage of Education, Pune.

   Dr S Ayyappan Nair has received many awards and recognitions through the course of his journey, including the National Award from Dr A P J Abdulkalam in 2003, NCERT award for innovation in Education, Best Principal Award by SOF New Delhi, Best Principal in integrating Technology in the classroom by Intel, Best International Principal Award 2016, and many more.

  DR. R. Balaji

DR. R. Balaji, Secretary and Correspondent of SBIOA Educational trust, Chennai, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  DR. R. Balaji serves as the Secretary and Correspondent of the SBOA chain of institutions which has 12 schools situated in Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore, Trichy and Ernakulam and is home to about 30,000 students and 2000 teachers in its fold. He is discharging his duties in two diverse fields with unique challenges. His sole objective is to provide service and upliftment to the people he works for.

  DR. R. Balaji has been conferred the Doctoral Degree by the University of Central America for accomplishments in the public life in promoting education for establishing a just and equitable society.

  Dr. Ram Mohan

Dr. Ram Mohan, Principal of Suditi Global Academy, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Dr. Ram Mohan holds M. Sc., M. Ed., Ph. D. and D. Lit., with a gold medal in post-graduation in Mathematics. His career took off as a ground duty officer in the Indian Air Force, but it was his inclination towards education that led him to eventually join a residential school in Meerut. He has been honoured with numerous awards, the most cherished being the ‘Best House Master’ and ‘The Best Teacher’ award presented by Hon’ble Shri Lal Krishna Advaniji.

 It was in the year 2009 that Dr. Ram Mohan took a leap towards the fulfillment of his dreams and laid the foundation of Suditi Educational Group, which includes four schools with the name Suditi Global Academy, at Mainpuri, Etawah, Auraiya, Jaswant Nagar & Firozabad.

 Dr. Savita Arora

Dr. Savita Arora, Principal of Bharti Public School, Swasthya Vihar, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Dr. Savita Arora is a great visionary, a patient listener, a lady of principles and substance. She has been felicitated with the National Teachers Award 2012 by the Hon’ble President of India for her exemplary and tireless efforts. She feels blessed to be bestowed with the National Award at such a young age. She is a dedicated educationist, having an enormous experience of more than three decades. An avid orator and a prolific writer, she has penned down numerous articles and short poems on the issues related to children, who are very close to her heart.

  Dr. Sara George Muthoot

Dr. Sara George Muthoot, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

 Dr. Sara George Muthoot’s commitment in the field of education and social welfare for over five decades has contributed substantially in giving shape to the nation’s education policies and reforms.

Her personality is a harmonious blend of the traditional and the modern, laying a very high degree of emphasis on nurturing Indian values and ethos amongst her students. Her quintessential attributes make her a perfect role model to many aspiring career women, particularly in the field of education. Born and educated in Kerala, Dr. Sara George Muthoot completed her post-graduation from the prestigious St. Teresa’s College, Cochin. She was conferred an honorary Doctorate by the Open International University, Colombo for her distinguished contribution to the cause of education. Dr. Sara George Muthoot has always been very daring, and has taken tough decisions alongside lending a compassionate ear to listen and heed to the needs of her children, parents and teachers.  Her mission to educate and empower each child as her own is one that is priceless.

Dr. Suminder Singh

Dr. Suminder Singh, Founder & Managing Director of International Delhi Public School, Jammu, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Dr. Suminder Singh has established four schools- DPS Jammu, DPS Leh, DPS Katra, and DPS Udhampur. Despite the hurdles faced in his career around that time, he successfully managed to establish his own school in 2017, which is the International Delhi Public School (IDPS), Jammu. Dr. Suminder Singh worked on the school right from scratch, which included working on the infrastructure and the construction of the buildings. He looked into every single aspect of the school, and it was functional in just seven months. He is currently running his ninth school in Jammu.

 Dr. Suminder Singh has been conferred with the Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa) in the specialized area of education with all the rights and privileges appearing thereto, issued by the Commonwealth Vocational University at Makaunga, Hahake, Tongatapu, Kingdom of Tonga, in the year 2019.

   Dr. Suresh Reddy

Dr. Suresh Reddy, Founder Chairman of Candor International School, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Dr. Suresh Reddy is the Founder and Chairperson of the Saketh Educational Trust that has established Candor International School in Bangalore. His vision is to ensure that school education in India, in addition to providing academic excellence, also draws out and develops every student’s potential in the Arts and Sports. A successful entrepreneur, Dr. Reddy is the Founder and CEO of a leading IT company in the USA, as well as various MNCs such as US Bank, Volvo and Prudential Insurance. He has received many honors and accolades, including one for his IT company as ‘One of the fastest growing private companies in the USA’.

Mr. Bharat Arora

Mr. Bharat Arora, the Managing Director of Mount Abu Group of Schools, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Mr. Bharat Arora was born and brought up in Delhi, in a family of great educationists. He graduated from Delhi University and then did his Post Graduation from Himachal Pradesh University in History. His father, Sh DN Arora, founded the Mount Abu Educational Society when he was in University. Mr. Bharat Arora joined the organization as soon as he completed his studies, under the guidance of his parents.

  Since then, he has been working towards expanding the organization in all respects including quality upliftment of education, serving the society and creating global leaders. He holds a number of significant positions such as- National Chairman of Hindustan Scouts & Guides India, President of Venkateshwar Shiksha Samiti H.P, Vice President of Federation of
Public Schools, General Secretary of Action Committee of unaided private schools, and many more.

  Dr. Vidya Shravanthi

Dr. Vidya Shravanthi , Founder & Principal of Reqelford International School, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Dr. Vidya Shravanthi is a top-notch entrepreneur and educationist with an evolutionary vision to bring about change for the better. She is an alumnus of Osmania University, with an M.A, M.Phil and Ph.D. She completed her schooling from St. Georges Grammar School. She possesses three decades of extensive experience in running educational and financial institutions. She is a co-opted member of GHMC and a member of Minorities Commission of Telangana State.

 Mr. Bharat Bhushan Gupta

Mr. Bharat Bhushan Gupta, Director of Bal Bhavan Public Schools, Delhi, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Mr. Bharat Bhushan Gupta was introduced to the education platform quite early, when he was still a student, and he was required to carry out his education and training as a teacher together. He was officially introduced to teaching as a career on April 1, 1983, when he realized the intense essence and relevance of this profession, the dedication and perseverance it demands. He pledged to himself that each day, he will contribute something unique to learning that would help him grow and simultaneously contribute to the growth of him students, and via
them, the society. He has arduously followed his pledge and has brought significant changes with him contribution to school education and its processes.

  He has been bestowed with several awards including the State teacher award 2006 by Directorate of Education and CBSE award to teachers for session 2011-12.

  Mr. Manas Mehrotra

Mr. Manas Mehrotra, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Mr. Manas Mehrotra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Commerce along with MBA in Entrepreneurship from the USA. He is the Trustee of Greenwood High International School, the Managing Director of NestaVera Group of Companies and the Chief Mentor of Kara4Kids. He believes that the best way to create an impact in the society is by educating the youth of our country and enlightening their path with knowledge. He is a charismatic person who has inspired many with his effective words and exemplary efforts in the education industry. His advice to students is to work with focus and a balanced approach.

Mr. Ramesh Batta

Mr. Ramesh Batta, Chairman of Kasiga School, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Kasiga School was the dream project of Mr. Ramesh Batta. The school started with just eight students in 2007, but with high aspirations and ambitions. Soon the numbers grew, and so did the reputation. As a leader, Mr. Batta’s philosophy is not just to lead by example but to regard his team as the most important stakeholder who views his dream project as their team project. He focuses on creating a shared vision and building strong relationships with all stakeholders.

  Mr. Mansoor Ali Khan

Mr. Mansoor Ali Khan, Founder of School of India, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Mr. Mansoor Ali Khan, a member of the Indian National Congress and Vice-President of KPCC Professional Cell is a well-known educationist and social entrepreneur. He is the director and member of many NGO’s and educational institutions, such as Delhi Public School (Bangalore & Mysore divisions). Understanding the need and importance of literacy for all, he provides free education to economically backward children at the Delhi Public School.

Mr. Manjunath Srivatsa

Mr. Manjunath Srivatsa, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Mr. Manjunath Srivatsa, the secretary of Sri Sharada Public School, Mysuru, holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the United Kingdom. He took over the reins of the school in 2014, and has always strived to do his best to develop the school into a modern one. Through his journey as an educator, he has taken various measures towards the improvement of the education sector. He firmly believes that an educational institution is not a private property; access to education should not be a privilege for just a few. The decision to provide affordable modern education to the children of the deprived class in the vicinity has been taken by the school, under Mr. Manjunath Srivatsa.

Mr. Reekrit Serai

Mr. Reekrit Serai, Managing Director of Satluj Group of Schools, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Mr. Reekrit Serai is an Educator, Publisher, Author and Investor. He is the Managing Director of Satluj Group of Schools comprising Satluj Public Schools, Satluj World Schools and Little Satluj Pre-Schools. He has been honoured as an ‘Education Stalwart’ at the India School Merit Awards, ‘WOW Edupreneur of the Year’ at the Global Teacher Awards and recognized for ‘School Leadership’ at the ‘World Education Summit’. He is the Co-Founder and Director of Rumour Books India, and the official publisher of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi’s, Mann Ki Baat.

 Mr. Sachin Vats

Mr. Sachin Vats, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  A rising star in the galaxy of passion driven educationists across the world, Mr. Sachin Vats, carved a niche for himself at a remarkably young age.  Under the umbrella of his skilled leadership, Mr. Vats has got the name Gurukul The School inscribed as the leading brand of Indian NCR.

  With his curriculum vitae stamped with a Degree of Distinction, holding a Gold medal in B.Tech., Masters in Education and Administration, Mr. Sachin has to his claim commendable participation in theatre and arts with outstanding scores in academics.

 Mr. SLN Sathappan

Mr. SLN Sathappan, Chairman of Nalanda Gurukula International Public School, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

 An inspiring leader right from his school days, Mr. SLN Sathappan is a prolific athlete with state level certifications, and has received awards for Long Jump and Triple Jump. He was the captain of the senior school hockey team, and would always actively participate in various co-curricular activities.

  He established a Coffee Curing facility ‘Levista’ in Coorg in 1998, along with his brother. They then established Nalanda Gurukula International Public School & Nalanda International Independent Pre-University College where they focus on entrepreneurial empowerment of students, inspiring them to become job providers and not job seekers.

 Mr. Sathyanarayanan

Mr. Sathyanarayanan, Chairman of London Montessori School, Chennai, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Mr. Sathyanarayanan completed his graduation from the Jamal Mohammed College, and then secured a job in the government sector. He progressed his way through and retired as an Associate Director. After retirement, he wanted to invest his time in something useful and contribute to the society in the best possible way.

 On starting his journey as an educator, Mr. Sathyanarayanan decided that Montessori education should be affordable for kids coming from simple financial backgrounds, so as to enable them to experience the joy of learning.

Mr. Shailesh Dalmia

Mr. Shailesh Dalmia, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Mr. Shailesh Dalmia is the Hon. Secretary of the prestigious Niranjanlal Dalmia Educational Society. He is a Graduate in Commerce from H R College of Commerce and Economics and has pursued the Bachelor of Law from University of Mumbai with specialization in The Companies Act. He has been instrumental in taking the legacy of the Educational Society forward since 1997. His deep involvement, zeal and commitment to education led him to be inducted in the Board of Trustees (Governing Body) in the year 2001.  His farsighted vision and leadership qualities elevated him as Hon. Secretary of the Society in Jan 2006. In the year 2014, N. L. Dalmia Educational Society received acknowledgement for its contribution to society and nation building from The President of India.

 Mr. T.V. Srinivasa Murthy

Mr. T.V. Srinivasa Murthy, Chairman of St. Philomenas Public School, Bangalore, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Mr. T.V. Srinivasa Murthy completed his graduation in Geology in Tumkur, and started his career at the age of 22 with a newspaper, as a Marketing Executive, and then became a marketing manager and served 36 years in the field. He began his journey in education in the year 2007. Having developed an immense passion for this field, he wishes to dedicate the rest of his life to it. While interacting with newspaper agents as a marketing manager, Mr. T.V. Srinivasa Murthy witnessed most of them struggling to give good education to their children. He thus realizes the importance of imparting education to needy children, especially to those coming from rural areas. He thus started his school in the year 2007 in Byalakere village, North Bengaluru.

  Mr. Vineeth Manjunath

Mr. Vineeth Manjunath, CEO of Poorna Vikasa Vidyalaya, Bangalore, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

After pursuing his Master’s in Business Administration with a specialization in the field of education from King’s College London, Mr. Vineeth Manjunath started working at Poorna Vikasa Vidyalaya, the school established by his father, as the CEO. Being a sportsman all his life, he played cricket in the UK and Australia, and has also represented the Karnataka Premier League. He currently plays in the first division league in Bangalore.

 Ms. Anita Malhotra

Ms. Anita Malhotra, Director & Principal of Lotus Valley International School, Gurgaon, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

   Mrs. Anita Malhotra, a Delhi State & CBSE National Teacher Awardee, is a dynamic and progressive leader and strong administrator. She is a stalwart in the field of education whose expertise is in setting up of multi- dimensional institutions from the inception. She has to her credit 40 other awards for her immense contribution in the field of education. Under her dynamic leadership, Lotus Valley International School, Gurugram has been declared as India’s First Best School in Furture Readiness and Value Centricity and has been ranked amongst the Top 4 Schools of the Region.

 Ms. Nafeesa Ahmed

Ms. Nafeesa Ahmed, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Ms. Nafeesa Ahmed stepped into the education sector in the year 2010. She completed her under graduate degree in Business Management from Mount Carmel College in Bangalore, and her Bachelor’s in Education from IGNOU. She holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Bangalore University, as well as a Master’s Degree in International Management from Royal Holloway, University of London. After completing her Master’s from London in 2010, she took over as the Management Representative at Presidency School, Bangalore South, which was established by her father Dr. Nissar Ahmed, the Founder-Chairman of the group.

 Ms. Nafeesa Ahmed has received a number of awards through the course of her journey, including the ‘Edupreneur of the Year’ award at the Globe Platinum Asia Pacific award ceremony for educational excellence that was held in Hong Kong, ‘India’s Young Edupreneur Award’ by Microtec in association with the MBA Journey Magazine, and ‘Future of India – Young Educational Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award 2016.

Ms. Preetha Ganesh

Ms. Preetha Ganesh, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Ms. Preetha Ganesh is one the youngest Vice-Presidents in India to manage a huge conglomerate namely the Vels Group of Institutions, which comprises 36 institutions, 30000 students and 6000 staff in India, Singapore and UK. Holding this enormous responsibility at such a young age is complete testimony to her excellence, hard work and perseverance; and is what deems her a true visionary.

  Ms. Preetha graduated from SSN College of Engineering as a topper, and then joined the London School of Economics to pursue her Master’s in Management. She is now the Vice President of Vels Group of Institutions and manages all the institutions under it. She strongly believes that offering education to the next generation is her responsibility. She looks forward to hunt third world countries who are deprived of education; she wants to go to places like the tribal regions of Africa and Cambodia to provide the children there with basic education.

  Ms. Niru Agarwal

Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee of Greenwood High International School, Bengaluru, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Mrs. Niru Agarwal has set several benchmarks with her exemplary work in the field of Education. Her inherent leadership skills, honed from an early age, found its true manifestation when she took over the reins of Greenwood High School, in the role of its Managing Trustee.  A proficient Kathak dancer, she is able to infuse passion into the cultural curriculum of the school bringing out the innate talent of her students.

 Ms. Ritu Kochhar

Ms. Ritu Kochhar, Principal of MD International School, Bijnor, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Ms. Ritu Kochhar completed her secondary education at Convent of Jesus and Mary and her senior secondary education from St. Joseph’s Academy, Dehradun. She opted for a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in commerce from Dehradun, and subsequently earned her B.Ed degree. She later chose to attain another Master’s degree in English from Meerut.

  Ms. Ritu Kochhar began her career as PGT Economics and Business Studies at Meerut Public Girls School. In her ten years’ tenure at this school, she also served as HOD of the Commerce department, and House Mistress. She joined M.D. International School, Bijnor on 1st January, 2016.As an educationist, she believes in empowering the facilitators and creating lineage which would benefit the future of our country.

 Ms. Swarnima Luthra

Ms. Swarnima Luthra, Principal of ASN Senior Secondary School, Delhi, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Ms. Swarnima Luthra has worked to bring about creative edutech solutions, novel pedagogical strategies, and innovative curriculum in my school to shape students’ learning whilst creating a safe and conducive environment for all the stakeholders. She has won several awards as recognition of her efforts, including the Best Teacher State awarded by Federation of Public School, State Award by Directorate of Education, Delhi, CBSE National Teachers Award, and Leadership Award for being an exemplary educational leader by Scholard, London.

 Ms. Panchami Manoo Ukil

Ms. Panchami Manoo Ukil, School Leader & Vice Chairperson of The DN Wisdom Tree Global School, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Ms. Panchami Manoo Ukil graduated in Economics and went on to do a post-graduation in Economics from Utkal University. She is a birdwatcher, wildlife photographer and conservationist, and has been featured in Sanctuary Asia’s special edition on “Women in our Wilds”, as well as in Discovery Travel & Living’s programme on Odisha. The DN Wisdom Tree Global School has received several reputed awards under her leadership.

 Dr. Peter McLaughlin

Dr. Peter McLaughlin, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Dr.Peter McLaughlin is the CEO of CHIREC International School, Hyderabad. He has vast experience of over four decades in the education field in the UK, Africa, the Middle East and India in various roles, from school and university teaching to Headmaster, Principal, member and official of prestigious international educational associations, consultant, advisor and CEO. He was the Headmaster of The Doon School, Dehradun, for eight years until 2016.

  Dr. McLaughlin has been a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Economic History at the London School of Economics; run IB and A Level schools in the UK and abroad; been Principal of the British International School, Cairo; and a Senior Manager and Headmaster of leading UK day and boarding private schools from the 1990s. He is a published author, with a doctoral and research specialization in military history and defence policy, and has lectured in modern European and world history, economic history and defence studies at university level.

 Mr. Raunak Jain

Mr. Raunak Jain, Managing Director, Tula’s International School, Dehradun received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Mr. Raunak Jain joined Tula’s International School in 2012 as the Managing Director, where he managed operations and policies for the school. Each operation is micromanaged by him.

  A merit holder from the University of London, Mr. Raunak Jain has travelled to more than fifteen countries, and each travel experience has served as a great learning experience to him. He currently holds a dual profile of Managing Director of Tula’s International School, and Vice President of Tula’s Institute.

 Mr. Sanjay D. Ghodawat

Mr. Sanjay D. Ghodawat , Chairman & Founder of Sanjay Ghodawat Group, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Mr. Sanjay D. Ghodawat is a visionary business titan whose excellent business acumen has helped transformed a small company into one of the fastest-growing and highly diversified business conglomerates, which today the world recognizes as the Sanjay Ghodawat Group.

  His grand vision, determined diligence and pragmatic business approach following the highest standards business etiquettes helping this conglomerate to flourish and expand its footprints in various high-value business verticals – constantly and swiftly. A Mechanical Engineer by education and an entrepreneur by choice, Mr. Sanjay D. Ghodawat always believes in doing something unique that can positively touch and enhance people’s lives globally. He embedded and nurtured this philosophy into the DNA of his group of companies. It is this belief which is helping him flourish his business in multiple business trajectories.

 Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy

Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy, Founder and Managing Director of Ekya Schools, received the award for Education Stalwarts at the 9th National Conference on K-12 Leadership & India School Merit awards hosted by EducationToday at the Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on the 11th and 12th of March, 2022.

  Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy founded Ekya Schools with the aim to bring pedagogically sound, research-based learning experiences to India. She completed her schooling at The International School, Bangalore, followed by a Bachelor’s in Business Management from the Singapore Management University. Post her master’s degree from Stanford University, she earned a Doctorate of Education from King’s College London. Studying in different countries provided her the opportunity to experience education systems around the world.