Poornima Arvind Pakvasa

Poornima Arvind Pakvasa (born c. 1916) is a social worker from Gujarat in India.

She was awarded Padma Bhushan award in 2004 for her services to the society and is mother of dancer Sonal Mansingh .

She is the "Didi of the Dangs" and has worked all her life, even at the age of 90, with tribals. She started "Shaktidal", an institution for the cultural, physical and spiritual education of women, in 1956. Later, in 1969, it was transformed into Ritambhara Vishva Vidyapeeth" extending activities to a full fledged residential school and college at Saputara.

External links

* [http://www.planetvidyaschools.com/school/rnshahschool/home/default.html]


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