“The goal of any educational institution should be same - to strive for excellence
and to provide an environment which nurtures the pleasure of discovery, learning,
expression and communication, thereby maximizing intellectual capacity and sensitivity
of each student. One institute which follows this percept very well is the Mussoorie
International School .
It can boast of a history without parallel in the world community of International
Schools. It is an institution that is unique in multiple dimensions. It was the
first school to be founded expressly on the principles of humanistic internationalism
in India . However its foundations and way of life are based on Indian traditions,
culture and heritage” – Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Dr. Shayama Chona
Dr. Shayama Chona, recipent of Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by
the President of India and Former Principal - DPS R. K. Puram
Dr. Shayama Chona's schooling was from Maharani Gayatri Devi, an all girls school.
She is currently the Chairperson of MIS. Dr. Shayama Chona was the Principal of
Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram, New Delhi , a world class institution. Her efforts
to break the barriers of schools to include the poor and the handicapped are unprecedented.
She has also launched major initiatives to strengthen teaching of Science, Computers
and Information Technology in schools. She serves as a member on 97 Advisory Boards
and committees and is Trustee of the Nehru Bal Samiti and Special Olympics, Patron
of 'Concerned Action Now', Vice Chairman of the Society for Human Development, besides
being on the Managing Committee of 46 schools and other educational institutions.
Mrs. Chona has given concrete shape and direction to her transcendent principles,
by setting up three schools for the mentally challenged: ' Tamana Special School
', 'Nai Disha' and the ' School of Hope '. As their Founder, she has been working
for the upliftment of the handicapped children since 1984, and celebrates humanity
with the dictum, "Numberless are the world's wonders, but none more wonderful than
man". Not only has her contribution been recognized and facilitated time and again,
her commitment in the field of education and social welfare for over four decades
has given concrete shape directly to the nation's education policies and welfare
She is the proud recipient of 54 awards, the most prestigious being the "Padma Bhushan"
in 2008 and "Padma Shri" in 1999 and two National Awards in 1994 and 1997 and one
State Award in 1993 for her work in the field of education and social welfare. For
over four decades, Mrs. Chona has served the society at large, with distinction
and timeless dedication. Her mission to educate and empower both the well-to-do
and the needy, the abled alongwith the disabled, and the 'haves' with the 'have-nots',
has never known any boundaries, and has led to the full realization of the human
potential. In the sum analysis, Mrs. Chona's life may be best described as a confluence
of deep and abiding compassion for all. She serves humanity with humility. She stands
among the very best.
Mrs. Mahrukh Singh, Director, is a renowned educationist who has contributed
towards value-based innovations in school education for almost three decades. She
has participated and presented papers on education in national and international
MIS has earned itself a sterling reputation as one of the most respected all-girls
boarding school in the country. The most distinguishing characteristic of this 25-year
old school is that it continues to uphold traditional values while adopting contemporary
infrastructure and pedagogies.