Rati Wadia Felicitated By Wishwa Bharti Sansthan

Esteemed educator – Rati Dady Wadia was felicitated with a special award for her outstanding lifelong contributions in the field of Education and Social Service, by Ahmedabad-based NGO, Wishwa Bharti Sansthan, during its annual literary function – the Juhi Mela – which was held in Mumbai, on 30th March, 2024.

Dr. Usha Upadhyay, the head of Wishwa Bharati Sansthan, greatly praised Rati Wadia in her speech saying that it was a matter of great pride and honour to be honouring such successful and respected personality. The annual conference, which was organised in collaboration with WDC, Mumbai University and Maniben Nanavati Women ‘s College, Mumbai, serves as a global platform that integrates Indian writers and women artists. Earlier conferences have been held in Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bhavnagar, Nepal, California USA and Indore. Rati Wadia was one of the seven most prominent women residents of Mumbai, who were honoured on the occasion.

An exemplary educator, Rati Wadia has also been a nurturing guide to her students and dedicated her efforts towards social causes. She served as Head of the English Department as well as Senior School Supervisor at Mumbai’s Queen Mary School, her alma mater. She retired after a commendable 36-year service (from 1964 to 2000) as the first and only non-Christian Principal, in the 125-year-old academic institute.

Rati Wadia has also served as a speaker delegate at various prime institutes including the Educational Exchange Programme with College D’argent in Lyons, France; the 6th World Zoroastrian Congress (WZC) in Tehran, Iran; the 7th WZC in Houston, Texas, USA; and the 11th WZC in Perth, Australia. Additionally, she has conducted Poetry Festivals, for the last 12 years, under the flag of ‘100 thousand Poets for Change’.

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