Dr. Munawwar Nainar
Dr. Munawwar Nainar has followed the footsteps of his father, Dr. Husain Nainar to research about the Arabic language and has acquired degrees from the prestigious Cairo University in Egypt in the year 1959 and also from the University of Delhi in 1962 and the doctorate from JNU Delhi in the year 1981. He was a Professor of the Arabic language in JNU New Delhi and has also served in the panel of interpreters and translators for the Government of India, New Delhi. Dr. Munawwar Nainar was a diplomat in the Embassy of India, Jeddah from the year 1969 – 1971 and then later returned to India to work in the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi after which he left for Qatar where he retired and returned to India in the year 2012. He currently resides in Trichy where he spends his time reading and writing about the Arabic language. Dr. Munawwar Nainar is the founder member of the DPS Modern Indian School that he started along with his son Mr. Yasir Nainar and other Indians in Doha Qatar. He is a dedicated Arabic linguist and has several books and articles written for the advancement of the language in India. Dr. Munawwar Nainar is also the recipient of the Life Time Achievement Award in the year 2016 from the forum of Arabic language teachers in New Delhi, India. The school dedicates an annual overall proficiency award for outstanding overall performance academics, sports, and activities in the name of Dr. Munawwar Nainar.
(Late) Mr. Sangapattu Raju
(Late) Mr. Sangapattu Raju was a cotton merchant and civil contractor in the British era. Though he comes from a simple family, his energy and commitment made him a role model for hard work and self-motivation. He understood the importance of education and established several educational institutions and hospitals while he was young. Mrs. Krithuka, wife of Mr. Rajesh Navanithan, one of the founders of Vivartana Ventures, our infrastructure partners is the proud granddaughter of Mr. Sangapttu Raju. The school dedicates an annual academic proficiency award for outstanding academic performance in the name of Mr. Sangapattu Raju.
(Late) Mr. Amrit Lal Chopra
(Late) Mr. Amrit Lal Chopra was a humble and simple person, who became one of the top lawyers in Rajasthan High Court in Jodhpur Rajasthan. He dedicated his life to the cause of social service and believed in education as a change agent for a bright future of the society. Born on 29th April 1935, in Pachpadra, a small village of Barmer District in Rajasthan, (Late) Mr. Amrit Lal Chopra was raised up in a poor family. He was a self-made personality who struggled in his young age, completed his elementary education and went on to pursue higher education and even worked while studying to make ends meet. He completed middle school in 1948 and then later high school in the year 1951 from the University of Rajputana, Jaipur. Pursuing his passion for education, he was the first in the family to get a Bachelor of Law degree in 1957 from Jaswant College, Jodhpur (University of Rajasthan) with flying colors. With a family of six brothers and two sisters. (Late) Mr. Amrit Lal Chopra was the 4th in the family, but the first to pursue education beyond elementary school level. He believed so much in the importance of education that he also supported his younger brothers to complete their education and to qualify as graduate degree holders. A devout Jain by faith, (Late) Mr. Amrit Lal Chopra grew up in a business community but believed in pursuing business or work only with the foundation of education. He believed in getting himself educated with professional degrees and certifications and hence took Law as a choice for his carrier. It was a difficult decision at that time, as there were no role models that he could look up to and there was no support from family or his immediate community to pursue his vision for education. It was his hard work, dedication, and passion towards his vision, that gave him a respectable position in the professional circles of the Law practice in Rajasthan High Court, Jodhpur. He was practicing and a well-respected lawyer of this court from 1957 till 2004 when he left this world for his heavenly abode. (Late) Mr. Amrit Lal Chopra has left behind four children to carry on the legacy of education and social service and hence one of the sons is a practicing lawyer following in the footsteps of his father. Mr. Rajesh Chopra, Chartered Accountant and Honorary Board Member (Finance) of Rayyan Educational Trust is another proud son of (Late) Mr. Amrit Lal Chopra. The school dedicates an annual academic proficiency award for outstanding academic performance in the name of Mr. Amrit Lal Chopra.
(Late) Mr. Michael Solomon
(Late) Mr. Michael Solomon, grandfather of Mr. Cyril Anand, the founder and Chairperson of Vivartana Ventures. Mr. Michael Solomon was a keen environmental enthusiast and was passionate about education and learning for the masses. The school dedicates an annual academic proficiency award for outstanding academic performance in the name of Mr. Michael Solomon.
(Late) Mr. G N Mani (1930 to 2018)
(Late) Mr. G N Mani (1930 to 2018) was a vibrant, exuberant and enthusiastic human being in his long life. He was born in an academic family and after his schooling and engineering in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, he did his M Tech in Electrical Power in the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He belonged to the very first post-graduate batch of Electrical Power in India. G N Mani joined Crompton in 1953, his first job, and retired from Crompton in 1998, after a 45 year distinguished career in Manufacturing, Marketing, and Projects. He served only one company throughout his career from Trainee to Senior Vice President. Along the way, he also devoted considerable time to Cricket and Tennis. For many years, he was a playing member and patron of Amar Cricket Club, Gymkhana Club, Gandhinagar Club, and the Besant Nagar Club. He had encouraged and supported cricketers like Krish Srikkanth, K Arunkumar, D Vasu in their younger days. When he passed away at the age of 88, his Obituary read - "A Genial Colossus, he treasured 4 Cs in Life - Crompton, Cricket, Carnatic Music and Coffee!" Mr. Srikanth, the Vice President of Tata Consultancy Services, a well-wisher of BHIS Kelambakkam, is blessed to be his son. The school dedicates an annual sports proficiency award for outstanding performance in the field of sports in the name of Mr. GN Mani.
(Late) Mrs. Lourde Regina David
(Late) Mrs. Lourde Regina David was into full-time teaching and mentoring first with her four children and after they grew up she began her teaching career by taking private tuitions for small kids at home. It was more for the burning passion in her than for the money that she took up teaching. Passion turned into a hobby and she relished every moment of it. Mrs. Regina David joined the St Anne’s convent in Kakinada AP at the insistence of the nuns there as a nursery class teacher. Immediately she acquired a name for herself among the parents and management for the tiny kids used to flock and cling to her. She was a warm mother to them all. A little while thereafter a new school came into existence named as Gandhi Centenary English Medium School. The trustees of this new school heard of her skill, passion, and approach with kids and requested her to join their school in the same nursery and kindergarten section. She worked there with great gusto and earned a name for herself. She used to get the best teacher award in that category almost every year so much so that the management insisted that she continue to serve even past her 67+ years. Mr. Cyril Anand, the founder and Chairperson of Vivartana Ventures is blessed to be the grandson of Mrs. Regina David. The school dedicates an annual teaching proficiency award for an outstanding teacher in the name of Mrs. Regina David.