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Nationality  Indian
Name  Shayama Chona
Website  www.tamana.org
Religion  Hinduism
Residence  New Delhi, India

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Born  12 August 1942 (age 73) Rajasthan, British India (1942-08-12)
Occupation  Educationist, Disability Rights Activist, Author Founder and President of Tamana Association New Delhi Ex- Principal of Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram

Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri Awardee Educationist Dr Shayama Chona Supports The Cause


Shayama Chona (Hindi: श्यामा चोना; born 12 August 1942) is the Founder-President of Tamana Association (estb. 1984) and the former Principal of DPS R.K.Puram, New Delhi. In 1997, she was presented with the prestigious National Award for Individual for Best Work Done in The Cause of the Disabled. Under her leadership as President of the Governing Council, Tamana Association received the First Mother Teresa Award for its dedicated services to the intellectually impaired.

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She has also been awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2008 and Padma Shri in 1999 .

Personal life

Tamana Association was conceived on the basis of the name, "Tamana", her daughter, who was born with cerebral palsy.The first centre, Tamana Special School was inaugurated by Her Royal Highness, Diana, Princess of Wales, on 12 February 1992.

Awards and recognition

  • Member Mission for Women and Child Development under Prime Minister in Ministry of Women & Child Development
  • Member Education on UNESCO (INCCU) India.
  • Member Round Table Ministry of HRD Govt. of India
  • Member Sub-committee of Planning Commission on PPP, Govt . of India.
  • Member Central Board of Secondary Education, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India
  • Member Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Ministry of HRD, Govt of India
  • National Advisor & Member Apex Committee, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.
  • Member Selection Committee National Commission for Protection of Child Rights
  • Member Central Advisory Board of Education CABE, Ministry of HRD Govt of India
  • Honorary Senior Advisor Education Department, Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
  • Trustee Nehru Bal Samiti, New Delhi.
  • Trustee Smt. Kamlesh Ahuja Memorial Public Welfare Trust
  • Member University of Nova Scotia
  • Member Advisory Board from India for Hong Kong University.
  • Honorary Director Mayoor International School, Noida.
  • Member Advisory Board of Meghe Group of Schools, Nagpur.
  • Honorary Director Lotus Valley International School, Noida
  • Honorary President Lotus Valley International School, Gurgaon
  • 19 Mentor PP International school, Pitampura, Delhi
  • Founder Member & President `Tamana’ special schools, New Delhi
  • Member Advisory Committee of Palriwala India Foundation, Rajasthan.
  • Member Advisory Board of Greater Valley School, Noida
  • Member Educomp Solution Trust
  • Independent Director Educomp Solutions Ltd
  • Honorary Director Perfect International Public Scheme
  • Member Advisory Board Coca-Cola India Foundation
  • Member Medanta Independent Ethics Committee, Medanta –The Medicity, Gurgaon
  • Member Advisory Board Base Sports India Pvt Ltd
  • Member The Energy and Resources Institute TERI
  • President Special Schools Sports Council of India, New Delhi.
  • References

    Shayama Chona Wikipedia


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