Some Distinguished Guests

Mr Giriraj Kadia

Dr. Geeta Chandran - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

An artist and Art Curator, Shree Giriraj Kadia is an Alumnus of Sheth C. N. College of Fine Arts in Ahmedabad. His love for Art has been instrumental in giving the city numerous Art exhibitions. Girirajji involves himself in initiatives committed to the promotion of artists and their works. His multi-disciplinary approach and desire to create experiences, lead a unique dimension to his curatorial approach.

Ms. Kiran Mishra

Dr. Geeta Chandran - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

Kiran Misra is a postgraduate in English Literature from IGNOU, a History graduate from LSR College, University of Delhi and a Diploma holder in Spanish, Portuguese, German and French from different certified institutes. Presently she is a Lecturer for Mass Communication & a visiting Professor at IGNOU as well as MGM college. She is an expert in English language & has been a Senior English Broadcaster at All India Radio for the last thirty years. She was also the translator for Prime Minister’s programme “Mann Ki Baat” for its first two years. Besides being proficient in several foreign languages, she is a regular judge for public speaking competitions held at prestigious school and has authored several books for graduation level.

Manhar Kapadia

Dr. Geeta Chandran - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

A committed artist and a faculty of Art, he is known for his extensive work on Mahatma Gandhi. His paintings have been inspired by the illustrious life of Mahatma Gandhi and he has chosen to present these not purely as realistic renderings, rather he manages to convey the spirit, thought and philosophy of Mahatma through his paintings.
Shri Manhar Kapadia has taken up the challenge to paint the Mahatma which has left a strong footprint on the collective consciousness of India.
Awards:
• 2016 : Awarded by Gujarat Kala Pratishthan, Ahmedabad
• 2011 : Award for Painting in 51st State Art Exhibition, Organized by Lalit Kala Academy, Gujarat
• 2013-2015 : Award for Portrait Painting by IFACS, New Delhi
• 2006-2011 : Award for Painting from Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Ahmedabad
• 2001 : Award for Sculpture in Lalit Kala Academy, Organized by 41st State Art Exhibition

Meeta Pandit

Dr. Geeta Chandran - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

Meeta Pandit is a Hindustani Classical vocalist belonging to the Gwalior Gharana. She is the granddaughter and disciple of Krishnarao Shankar Pandit and daughter of Laxman Krishnarao Pandit. She is the sixth in the unbroken lineage and the first woman in the family to have taken up music as a profession. She has collaborated with the Jazz pianist, Allie Delfau, as a part of an Indo-French project. She represented India as the Cultural Ambassador of India to Pakistan during the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) Summit in Islamabad in 2004.
Awards • The Golden Voice of India by the Singers Society of India – 1989
• Sur Man’ by Sur Singar Samsad – 1992
• Excellence in Music Award: by Lady Shri Ram College – 1995
• Full Circle Inner Flame Award, Full Circle Publishing Pvt. Ltd, 1999. (Awarded by I.K Gujral)
• Yuva Ratna – Youth Excellence Award by Rotaract Club – 1999
• Sur Mayank’ – Pt. Nikhil Banerjee Smriti Award: Sangeet Bhavan (Lucknow) – 2001
• Yuva Ojaswini Award – 2005
• FICCI Young Achiever Award for Indian classical music for 2007.
• Bismillah Khan Award by Sangeet Natak Academy for 2007
• Delhi Ratna – Art and Cultural Trust of India – 2009
• Art Karat Award for her contribution to the field of music – 2013
• SaMaPa Yuva Ratan award for contribution to Classical Music – 2015

Dilip Khoiwal

Dr. Geeta Chandran - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

Dilip Kohiwal represents India men’s national volleyball team.
His contribution enabled Indian team to achieve different accomplishments in Asian Games, AVC Cup, Asian Senior Men’s Volley Ball Championship , Iran, Junior World Championship, Brazil and various other National achievements.

Amit Kumar Pilania – ‘IPS Exemplary Student’

Dr. Geeta Chandran - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

Amit Kumar Pilania the winner of Eklavya Award 2007 and Vikram Award 2011 for Shooting. He won Gold medal of Shooting in National Games organized at Ranchi in 2011. He was honoured with Vikram Award 2011 in Shooting by the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Sivraj Singh Chauhan.He won Gold medal of Shooting in National Games organized at Ranchi.

Dr. N. Rajam- A Violin Maestro

Dr. Geeta Chandran - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

Dr. N. Rajam, the recipient of countless awards including one of the highest civilian honours in India, the Padmashree and the Padmabhushan.

She has countless awards to her credit including 2012 Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, the highest honour in the performing arts conferred by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama.

A pioneer of the revolutionary Gayaki Ang, she is known as the ‘SINGING VIOLIN’.


Dr. Geeta Chandran

Dr. Geeta Chandran - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

SAS Ahmedabad hosted Bharatnatyam Dance performance under the aegis of SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth) on April 13, 2015. It was a lecture cum demonstration by the guest performer Padamshri Dr. Geeta Chandran.

She is the founder President of Natya Vriksha Dance Academy. Apart from being an exceptionally talented dancer, Dr. Chandran is also a trained Carnatic music vocalist and author of a book ‘So Many Journeys’.


Maana Patel

Maana Patel - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

The International level swimmer Ms Maana Patel visited SAS as a Chief guest in Bartiyam 2014-15. Maana Patel etched her name in history books after she broke three national records at the 40th Junior National Aquatics Championship.


Dr. Ratna Bilwani

Dr. Ratna Bilwani - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

The parenting workshop held on 8 February 2014 by noted Psychiatrists Dr. Ratna Bilwani discussed critical issues related to young children like bedwetting, food fads, speech difficulties, stubbornness and slow learning.


Dr Nimrat Singh

Dr Nimrat Singh - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

The parenting workshop held by SAS at AMA on 1 February 2014 by renowned psychologist Dr. Nimrat Singh who has a clinic TANGRAM and who is the author of PROACTIVE PARENTING focused at length on various aspects of adolescence like aggression, various addictions, poor scholastic performance as well as parenting attitudes.


Gagan Narang

Gagan Narang - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

In a brief, but well-organised function, held at the Shanti Asiatic School, Olympian and Star Shooter, Gagan Narang, stepped into the campus on the 26th of April, 2014, to kick start the two-month-long shooting summer camp, being organized here at the school premises.


Methil Devika

Methil Devika - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

SAS had a spellbound morning with Mohiniyattam dance organised by SPIC MACAY on April 18, 2013. The talented exponent, Ms Devika, had us both enriched and enthralled as she explained the significance of every gesture, every mudra and every bhav that she displayed.


Hari Om Gandhi

Hari Om Gandhi - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

To support the Government’s Drug Strategy on 25th June, 2013, SAS organized a workshop on Drug Abuse for senior students. The resource person Shri Hari Om Gandhi, Zonal Director of Narcotics Control Bureau, created awareness among students about the real life choices, challenges and risks related to substance abuse.


Fenil Shah

Fenil Shah - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

Inter School Chess Tournament (2011-12) Inaugurated by Mr. Vishal Chiripal, Director of Chiripal Group and Mr. Kartikey Shukla, Vice President — GSCA. The tournament generated a lot of interest due to the presence of Master Fenil Shah, who have represented India at various International Chess Tournaments.


Hetul Shah

Hetul Shah - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

Inter School Chess Tournament (2011-12) Inaugurated by Mr. Vishal Chiripal, Director of Chiripal Group and Mr. Kartikey Shukla, Vice President — GSCA. The tournament generated a lot of interest due to the presence of Master Hetul Shah, who have represented India at various International Chess Tournaments.


Dhyani Dave

Dhyani Dave - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

Inter School Chess Tournament (2011-12) Inaugurated by Mr. Vishal Chiripal, Director of Chiripal Group and Mr. Kartikey Shukla, Vice President — GSCA. The tournament generated a lot of interest due to the presence of Ms. Dhyani Dave, who have represented India at various International Chess Tournaments.


Dr. Shilpa Jasubhai

Dr. Shilpa Jasubhai - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

In our guest to introduce Health education as an integral part of schooling, we at SAS had Dr. Akhil Mukim (MD) and Dr. Shilpa Jasubhai (Clinical Psychologist) interacting with the parents and children on importance of a healthy mind and a healthy body. It was interesting to understand the concepts of maintaining a Health Card of the children and getting regular health check ups d ne for the children from a certified medical practioner.


Ravi Saxena

Ravi Saxena - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

Shri Ravi Saxena has been a respected member of Indian Administrative Service. He had a long and distinguished career of 35 years to his credit characterized by sincerity, commitment and achievement.


Jagat Kinkhabwala

Jagat Kinkhabwala - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

‘SAVE OUR SPARROWS – This event showed how the little sparrow has endeared itself to each child’s heart. The awareness-drive by noted environmentalist Shri Jagat Kinkhabwala motivated children towards providing home to increase their numbers.


Narendra Bhandari

Narendra Bhandari - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

I am very impressed by the exhibition, not only from the point of view of variety but also the message it gives to the students. I must compliment the teachers for a holistic approach. The techniques of teaching are changing rapidly and teachers have to be very innovative to keep pace with developments.! wish the school and children a bright future.


Sarmistha Sarkar

Sarmistha Sarkar - Guest of Shanti Asiatic, Best CBSE Schools of Ahmedabad

This school is going to be a magical place, a heaven for children, a great future ahead! Simplicity of the children lies in their egolessness, what we all need to imbibe is the innocence of children wherein lies their wisdom. The trustees of the school have a great vision ahead. We need more people like them because they are committed to school.