Foundation

SOHAM FOUNDATION

SOHAM FOUNDATION is the spirit behind Nalanda Public School. Soham Foundation is created and nurtured as a non-profit trust to contribute towards social development through participation and encouragement of various activities, particularly education and health, in Thane and Mumbai. Soham Foundation has plans to address challenges faced by society through innovative networking as well as drafting meaningful participation of committed institutions and individuals.

THE TRUSTEES AT THE BOARD

PROF. D D PATEL

Prof Patel has distinctive accomplishments in teaching, consulting, academic administration, business management and resource mobilization. He has actively participated in institutional building process through the various stages of evolution. Prof. Patel is closely associated with several non-profit organizations in the social sector. He lends support to the Nalanda Family for academic enrichment and strengthens its foundation.

MRS. HARSHA PAREKH

Mrs Harsha Parekh, is a philanthropist with simple needs. A supportive wife and a proud mother, her humility humbles you.

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Nalanda Public School has constituted its Board of Governors to calibrate desired intent and ensure continuous developmental intervention.

MR. CHAITANYA PAREKH

MR. CHAITANYA PAREKH, Chairman of the Board of Governors, an accomplished engineer entrepreneur. Mr. Parekh's contribution to Thane's development through residential and commercial projects is substantial and unique. His commitment to Thane's all round development has inspired him to promote education, health care and other social pursuits. He is the moving force behind Soham Foundation.

Mr. Parekh conceived of Nalanda Public School in the year 1984 to provide distinctive quality education. He believes, “Social change cannot be brought by legislation, it has to be brought about by the society and the starting point has to be at the root, and that is education.” It is his commitment to give back to society, that gave birth to Nalanda Public School on 7th June 2003.

MS. E MATHIAS

MS. E MATHIAS, an Educationist who has spent over 30 years shouldering various responsibilities including that as Vice Principal of Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania High School, Thane. She was heading the Jindal Vidya Mandir, Vashind as its Principal for 9 years and now is an educational consultant.

DR. K SANKARNARAYAN

DR. K SANKARNARAYAN, a gold medalist with a doctorate in Sanskrit from Madras University, is an outstanding educationist, having made remarkable contribution to the field of Sanskrit literature. She was a visiting faculty at the IRC for Japanese Studies at Kyoto, Japan. Currently she is the Director of K J Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies, Mumbai.

MRS. REVA MEHTA

MRS. REVA MEHTA graduated with Honours in History from Miranda House, Delhi University. She was adjudged the best student in B.Ed. by GRS of Mumbai University. She was closely associated with Smt. S Singhania High School, Thane, for more than 2 decades, first as a teacher and later as a co-coordinator of Senior School. She headed Arunodaya Public School in the capacity of COO.