The Core Team of Shikshantar consists of the Chairperson, Minoti Bahri.
Minoti Bahri, Hospitality Management (IHM, Pusa, Delhi). Managing Trustee and Founder, Shikshantar School, Gurgaon.
Trained and practiced as a family counsellor by Sanjivini Society for Mental Health, New Delhi and as a teacher educator in Integral Education by Mirambika. Minoti’s formal journey with education started in 1996 when she facilitated workshops with children at the Krishnamurthi School-Benaras & thereafter joined Mirambika, New Delhi as a teacher facilitator.
Currently engaged in areas of curriculum development, innovative evaluation systems, teacher education, parent and child counselling and system design for school. Minoti has established a viable learning culture that is progressive, guided by an inner faith in the learner and sensitive to the environment and all beings. As an entrepreneur in hospitality and education sectors, Nurturance, Inclusiveness, Detailing, New possibilities, Organic growth, Humors and peace are her tools as she works towards creating learning environments that are real, thoughtful and meaningful for children, parents, educational leaders and teachers.
In the hospitality sector her focus has been on recognizing and developing individual strengths to dove tail them with organizational needs. Hence creating via the Club Patio chain, units where service is warm and personal, moving towards innovative, progressive standards of excellence.
Minoti is also a keen photographer and pursues active parallel interests in Indian classical dance (Odissi), building and landscape design and poetry writing.