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Patron’s Message

Dr Shayama Chona

We are honoured to have one of the most accomplished educationists in the country as our Patron.

Dr Shayama Chona, the only school educator who has been awarded the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, by the President of India is the driving force behind the school.

An alumnus of the prestigious Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ Public School, Dr Chona has broken barriers to change the lives of many. She has launched major initiatives to promote the teaching of Science, Computers & Information Technology in schools. She has been serving as a member of 97 Advisory Boards and Managing Committeesof 46 institutions. Members of Indian National Commission for cooperation with UNESCO, Member of Governing Body of CBSE , Honorary Advisor in the Education Department of MCD, Member of the National Mission for empowerment of women by the Prime Minister of India. Her name finds place in the LimcaBook of World Records 2007 for getting the maximum number of awards. She is also a Member Advisory Board coca-Colaindia foundation, Member Medanta Independent Ethics Committee, Medanta – The Medicity, Gurgaon. She is an independent Director of Educomp solutions Ltd.

She has given concrete shape to her transcendent principles by setting up ‘Tamana special school’, ‘NaiDisha’, and ‘School of Hope’. As the founder of three schools for children with special needs , she has been working tirelessly since 1984.

A proud recipient of 54 awards including thetwo National awards Padma Shri, Padma Bhushanand one State Award, Dr Chona has served society and humanity with distinction and timeless dedication. It is her mission to educate and empower the abled and disabled that helps her to stand apart. She believes that a child is God’s gift to man and needs to be nurtured in an atmosphere of discovery, enquiry, learning, expression and communication.

Encouraging children to discover their inherent abilities and latent talents, Dr Chona supports the Latin phrase ‘Laoris GloriaLudi’. The expression implies work hard and play hard.