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About the Chairperson - Dr. Shayama Chona is the recipient of Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the President of India and is the former principal of DPS R. K. Puram. Dr. Shayama Chona's schooling was from Maharani Gayatri Devi. Her efforts to break the barriers of schools to include the poor and the handicapped are unprecedented.

She served as the Principal of Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram, New Delhi , a school she nurtured into a world class institution. 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. Dr. 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 programmes.

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, Dr. 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 along with the disabled, has never known any boundaries, and has led to the full realization of the human potential. In the sum analysis, Dr. Chona's life may be best described as a confluence of deep and abiding compassion for all. She serves humanity with humility.

Message from the Chairperson - “MIS is a unique institution that upholds Indian culture and values, creating a blend of traditional Indian "Sanskars" and 21st century outlook. MIS is an institution, which strives for excellence and provides an environment which nurtures the pleasure of discovery, learning, expression and communication. An exciting and innovative curriculum, inspiring teachers along with an international mix of students makes MIS the school of choice for girls” – Dr. Shayama Chona