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                                                                                                  In EducationWorld, we admire bold edupreneurs who brave numerous procedural hurdles strewn in their way by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Promoted in 1999 as India’s first education
                                                                                                  politicians and bureaucrats to establish education institutions of their choice. We believe they have — and continue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (monthly) newsmagazine with the mission
                                                                                                  to — enrich the education system and confer huge benefits upon the public. Therefore in this unprecedented
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     statement to “build the pressure of public opinion
                                                                                                  commemorative compendium we present brief biographies of hitherto insufficiently appreciated edupreneurs driven by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to make education the #1 item on the national
                                                                                                  the spirit of enlightened self-interest and/or philanthropy, who have established excellent primary-secondary and higher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     agenda”, over the past 20 years the national
                                                                                                  education institutions which are setting new, globally benchmarked standards. It is pertinent to note that most of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     readership of EW has grown to over 1 million
                                                                                                  education leaders profiled in this volume, were/are industry leaders, businessmen and professionals under no obligation
                                                                                                  to venture into education. Yet in the broader national interest, they invested time, money and resources in establishing                                                                                                                                                                                                           parents, principals, teachers and students
                                                                                                  model institutions to nurture and develop high capability human resources the country urgently needs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              countrywide.

                                                                                                  NITA M. AMBANI   JAIRAJ C. THACKER & SUJAY JAIRAJ   NEERJA BIRLA   SHISHIR JAIPURIA   AMITA CHAUHAN

                                                                                                  GRACE PINTO   FAIZAL KOTTIKOLLON & SHABANA FAIZAL   NOORAINE FAZAL   M.L. AGARWAL    ARJUN RAY

                                                                                                  BIJAYA KUMAR SAHOO   HARI MOHAN GUPTA   ANJUM BABUKHAN   JAYSHREE PERIWAL   POOJA JHAVER & CHARU WAHI

                                                                                                  DEEPAK MADHOK   P.C. THOMAS   MANIT JAIN   CHENRAJ ROYCHAND   ANIRUDH GUPTA   ALKA SHARMA

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