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Educationist, Entrepreneur With Social Commitment

Preeti epitomizes the best of Indian culture who has strived hard to fulfil her dream for setting up a school to educate children in not just academics but also empower them to pursue their career goals with honesty and great integrity. She believes in leading by example in both in her career goals and other social commitments…

Published 2 years ago on Dec 17, 2021 5 minutes Read
Mrs Preeti Gugnani, Principal & Chairperson, Scholars Rosary Group of Schools, Rohtak

During Covid lockdown, when schools were closed but classes shifted online, many schools fast-forwarded to explore different edutech solutions.  Scholars Rosary School, Rohtak, was one of the early starters to usher in digital transformation.

“That e-learning will revolutionize our education system — from digital classrooms to customised content and dynamic assessments and instructions — has been gaining traction with many schools and education institutions turning to avantgarde edutech solutions,” opines Mrs Preeti Gugnani, Principal & Chairperson, Scholars Rosary Group of Schools.
Scholars Rosary, a reputed educational institution, takes pride in having educators dedicated to the motto of “Excellence & Service”. The effort is to strive for excellence through an earnest academic pursuit and ‘Service’ through creative and empathetic involvement in the society to nurture young minds.

Scholars Rosary is synonymous with hi-tech education where a child acquires the basic facets of knowledge and lays the foundation for a bright career and a socially responsible growth.

“Our institution aims at nurturing the multifaceted personality of the child with the help of modern and sophisticated educational aids. We aim at working on each and every child to ensure that they become a proud part of the national mainstream. Mannerism and etiquettes hold a prominent and primary position to create a commendable environment. The guiding principle of our institution is to provide total and meaningful education and thus prepare the young ones to face the modern day challenges of a competitive world,” says Preeti, who started the school in 2003.

Preeti entered the field of education as an amateur but with the mission of providing quality and meaningful education to the students in their home city. She is proud that ‘Scholars Rosary’ truly measures up to her dream of providing children with education that reflects Indian culture, to lay the foundation of a well-balanced personality. Scholars Rosary School is now one of the best schools in Rohtak, Haryana.

The educational institution started with a junior wing that had about 100 students. The institution gradually added more classes, enrolled more students and added more infrastructure. Today it has four wings with the strength of almost 5000 students. Its faculty comprises over 280 plus experienced teachers and 400 plus other employees. The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.

Scholars Rosary takes pride in rewarding its students for their hard work and achievement. Students are motivated not only in academics, sports, arts, science and technology, debates, and conservation of the environment but also are recognized and rewarded for them. The school takes pride in the excellent scores of its students in the Grade X & Grade XII board examinations. Many students of Scholars Rosary have successfully qualified in the competitive examinations and got admission in Indian Institute of Technology, National Law University of Bangalore and some of the best medical colleges of the country after good performance in the NEET Examination.

The school has also produced National and International players in varied fields of sports. A proud achievement of Scholars Rosary is Suhana Saini, an aspiring table tennis player, who is currently World Rank 4 in Under 15 Girls category and has qualified for the World Youth Table Tennis Championship.

Born and brought up in Delhi, Preeti has done B.Sc. (Hons.), B.Ed. and an M.A. in Sociology. After the tragic death of her husband in an accident, Preeti took up the challenge of starting Scholars Rosary School in Rohtak, despite the responsibility of having a five-year-old daughter to take care of. The educationist, entrepreneur and social service worker felt the need to build a school with the mission of transforming the current educational system and providing life skills required to build citizens with the highest moral values.

Apart from successfully running the Scholars Rosary Group of Schools in Rohtak, Preeti has been actively involved in social activities and is associated with the International Inner Wheel Organization, the largest women’s social service organization in the world, and the Rotary International. The motto of Inner Wheel is “Friendship & Service”, which she joined in 2002, has been her guiding light through the years. She has served the organization in various capacities before becoming the District Chairman of Inner Wheel District in 2018-19.

The desire and vision for a better world motivated her to work for the empowerment of women through adult and child education, sanitation, blood donation camps, health education and awareness on breast cancer and cancer cervix.

Preeti is the founder of Rotary Club of Rohtak Scholars which is the largest women’s Rotary Club in the world with 219 members on roll.  She is also a Paul Harris Fellow and major donor of Rotary Foundation. The recipient of countless awards for her entrepreneurship and untiring efforts in transforming the approach towards education in Haryana. Preeti was awarded the Renowned Educationist award by Dainik Bhaskar consecutively for 3 years. She was also awarded the Best Woman Entrepreneur by KalpTaru women’s organization in 2008. She is the recipient of the Rotary Service Award 2017 for exemplary community service.  She has received the ASSOCHAM – Women Achievers Award and the Times Excellence award in 2021 for outstanding achievements in the field of education & Service. She received Tejaswini Award 2018-19 by National President of Association of Inner Wheel in India. Preeti was awarded the Elite Woman of the Year by Elite Magazine India (2018-19). She won the coveted Award “Drona” with CV Radhakrishnan by Doctors Association Haryana on Teachers’ Day, on 5th Sep 21. She won the Exemplary Covid-19 Pandemic Eduleader recognition by Education World & Fliplearn in School of Eminence Awards.