Hi Poorva, Please tell us something about yourself
I’m happily married, mother of 3. My schooling has been in one of the most prestigious girls schoolf of India, Maharani Gayatri Devi (MGD) Jaipur there I topped the state of Rajasthan in English in 10th std. I did my graduation in English Honors from Sophia College Mumbai. And then MBA in marketing from FORE school Delhi . I later did B.Ed to help with my line of work. My passions are reading and music .
Share more about your business
After a stint in the corporate sector as an account planner in FCB ULKA and after getting married in Mathura my husband inspired me to start my own pre school in Mathura. We opened our doors in July 2008. We started with just 8 children in our first year. now after 12 years we are a primary school with 150 kids and gearing up to take the leap into the high school arena. This is our 3rd year as an operative primary school and we are hoping to get as much of a good response to this format as we have to our pre-primary format.
What was the inspiration for you start your own business?
My husband and my father in law were both inspirational behind this decision. As a new bride I had lot of time on my hands and my father in law once said you are wasting your education like this. That got me thinking. My husband was the one who suggested a pre-school and my father helped me get the required training and support.
What have been some of your achievements in your professional life?
While running the preschool is my greatest achievement. I have been the body of children and parents who now I call my extended family. Ours was the only school which used to enrol children with special needs along with general population as early as our first year of operation. Not equipped with special teachers we still managed to give support to parents by providing a secular and secure environment to their children. Also academically our children have performed very well at the various entrance exams conducted by prestigious schools. At one point of time all the pre-school going children belonging to the judiciary were studying in my school.
The difference you have made to others
That is a question better answered by others. I aim to do my best for my students. Trying to discover and bring out that one special aspect in their personality which fills them with confidence for their coming life experiences.
What do you want to be acknowledged for
I would like to be seen as a dedicated educator who understands that despite the commercial pulls of todays world, real education is a vocation .
Anything else you wish to share
I personally believe education now needs to integrate emotional well being and holistic approaches in mainstream education.
Congratulations Poorva for getting ANWA Business Women Awards 2020. We wish you great times ahead.