Celebrating the women of India

Bharti Gandhi Educationist

For Taking Education to the Masses

Bharti Gandhi’s dedication to education and teacher training is recognized the world over. Her marriage to Dr Jagdish Gandhi in 1959 was followed by the two of them founding City Montessori School with five children from their neighbourhood. They worked from home, where they set up a classroom outfitted with tables, chairs, a blackboard, coir mats and books by borrowing `300 from the neighbours. Today, 57 years later, CMS has 55,000 students in 18 campuses across Lucknow and is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the school with the largest number of students. It is also the only school ever to be ever awarded the Unesco Prize for promoting universal values of education for peace and tolerance. Dr Gandhi also believes in, and works for, the uplift of women and the eradication of social evils like dowry and alcoholism............................Read more


Source: The New Indian Express

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