Mrs.Lata Vaidyanathan is a veteran educationist who is committed to promotion of child- centered education. During her illustrious career of more than three-and-a-half decades, she was the Principal of Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan school at Chandigarh, the founder Principal of Eicher School at Parwanoo and the Principal of Modern School Barakhamba Road, New Delhi for the last fourteen years.
She was honoured with the 'National Award to Teachers' in the year 2003 by the President of India. She is also the recipient of numerous awards including the 'Dr. Radhakrishnan Award', 'Bharat Shiromani Award', 'Madhav Gourav Ratna Achievement Award', 'International Lifetime Achievement Award 2009' and 'Global Warming Reduction Award 2009', 'Educationist of the Year Award 2013' and 'Lifetime Achievement Award by the Patanjali Trust 2014'.
She spearheaded burden-free education, and a practitioner of Multiple Intelligence approach to
learning & Total Quality Management in education. She is well respected as an educationist
both at home and abroad.
She undertook many outreach programmes to sensitise student and teachers towards addressing issues concerning community development. Her contribution towards inclusive education of differently- abled children is commendable.
Her current assignments include being :
Member-Board of Management of National Bal Bhavan, Member-Executive Committee of National Council for Education Research & Training Director of EdCIL (India) Limited and associated with numerous educational institutions in an advisory capacity.
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