Jagadish Prasad Naik is an entrepreneur who has been in the business of infrastructure development and construction for the last twenty years. His firm, DN Homes, is an established market leader in this field in Odisha, with many mega projects like DN OxyPark to its credit. An astute visionary, who believes in integrating latest technologies and best practices in all his projects, Shri Naik, being the son of a teacher, holds education very close to his heart. He has always envisioned the setting-up of a world class school in Odisha, and, it is this vision, which lies at the core of the Dasarathi Naik Foundation for Excellence.
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Panchami Manoo Ukil
School Leader & Vice Chairperson, The Wisdom Tree Global School
Panchami Manoo Ukil is a school leader with a difference. Multifaceted, spirited, dynamic, Panchami Manoo Ukil has an infectious positivity that reaches out to everyone around her. Passionate about children, she infuses the curriculum with her own brand of original ideas, be it a celebration of our culture and roots, bonding with nature, or, simply, engaging with the little ones with a heart overflowing with love. An inspiration for many and a supportive motivator for the teams she works with, she gathers everyone into a happy circle woven in with her own brand of wisdom, warmth, affection and concern.
A gold medallist in Economics, an avid naturalist and keen photographer, she believes that the prime responsibility of educators is to lead children towards imbibing wisdom that incorporates knowledge, skills and values. A hands-on leader, she emphasizes that we can make a real difference in education only when we consciously make the switch from ‘informational’ to ‘transformational’. She writes naturally and with great spontaneity on issues and matters close to her heart, which endears her readers to ask for more. Her interests and practices are wide ranging, with conviction anchored in the essence of connectedness at the core, grounded in the indomitable human spirit.
A contagious smile, a motherly tenderness and genuineness, Suneeta Mohanty has followed her dream and passion of working with children. She is a PG Diploma in Teaching from Amity Centre for Educational Research and Training and has been trained and certified in various innovative methods of teaching and enhanced study in dealing with children.
Her years of experience in early childhood education brings new insights and alternative ways into the teaching-learning process, thereby stimulating the joy of experiential learning and nurturing the natural instincts of the little ones to grow up into responsible individuals. She is a hands-on professional and believes in team cohesiveness. A Masters in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, she has worked in various corporate houses across India.
With more than 15 years of working experience in the education industry, Swagatika Dash has in-depth knowledge in project and office management. She is proficient in the technical vocabulary of this sector and possesses fine advocacy skills with intensive knowledge on various counselling models. She is well-versed in affiliation and accreditation processes as well as quality assessment and coordination.