Prakshi Thakur[SR.KG - A]
Nitin Thakur[SR.KG - A]
Mr Kamal Mangal is the Founder and Chairman of the Anand Niketan Group of Schools. He started his journey in education in 1996 with the establishment of Anand Niketan Shilaj Campus. At that time he saw a need for schools that were child centric and embodied a joyful learning environment. He set up huts in a lush green piece of land that harked back to the Gurukul environment. Thus the first Anand Niketan came into being in the lap of nature. The need for parents to find a child-friendly school in Ahmedabad and Mr Mangal’s dedicaton to his vision caused the students to go from 20 to 200 within the span of a year. Anand Niketan’s successful model and philosophy caught on and Mr Mangal opened multiple branches all over Gujarat and even outside, with various partners who supported his vision.
Today, with the various Anand Niketan branches operating smoothly under his guidance, Mr Mangal spends his time studying new research being done in education all over the world and bringing back best practices to be implemented in the Anand Niketan Group.
Ms Lamiya Shums began her foray into education first as a homemaker, raising three children. While her children grew up, her love for children and her passion for contributing to their development remained unchanged. Thus she began her career in Education in 2008 with the setup of Anand Niketan’s Kaparada Campus, a residential school for underprivileged tribal children in partnership with the Central Government. Today Ms. Shums is the Director of multiple branches under the Anand Niketan Group of Schools: 2 schools in Kaprada and one each in Bharuch, Jaipur, Shilaj, Bodakdev and Paldi.
Of the above she has been instrumental in setting up the Kaparada, Bharuch and Jaipur campuses. Ms Shums steers the various branches of Anand Niketan in tune with the philosophy of Shri Kamal Mangal, Founder and Chairman of Anand Niketan Group of Schools. A believer in doing whatever is best for her students, teachers, and staff, she constantly endeavours to build a culture of trust, creativity and excellence in each of the branches she leads.
Ms Shums brings with her a mindset of giving and contributing to society. Under her leadership, Anand Niketan has started various initiatives that serve the underprivileged sections of society and is doing wonderful work through them.
Dr. Sanchayeta Roy is Doctrate In Education, M.Phil (POl. Sociology), MA (English), MA (Pol. Sc) and BA. B.Ed.
It’s been a long enriching journey spanning 29 years, covering 4 states and numerous educational institution. Dr. Roy’s academic professional career, as an educator, started as a lecturer in Odisha. After marriage she started her school teaching career as an educator in Bengal in 1988 and then shifted to Rajasthan and another part of Odisha (owing to the transferable job of her spouse.) gaining experience in both ICSE, ISC and CBSE schools.
She became a part of Anand Niketan Group, in 2010 as principal of Anand Niketan Shilaj. Later on she joined Bharuch in 2012 taking up the healm. She strongly believes that every child is unique. Every child should be allowed to grow as an individual and there by explore his/her full potential. Her aim is to create an environment where each child must be taken care to overcome stress and identify their strong zone for excelling in his/her own field.