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Dr Vijaya Murthy

Director of SIES College's Early Child Care course and resident of Swastik Park

Vijaya is one of the co-founders of Stree Chetana, an NGO that works for women’s issues and is a life member of World Forum of Early Educators.

She structures and co-ordinates curriculum for the 11 courses offered by SIES college.

Her husband VK Murthy, retired from Bank of India, on her achievements

Her impact on your life

Mr Murthy says, “My contribution in bringing up the children has been zero. She has raised them almost alone.”

Her special qualities

“Most the women who attend these courses are above the age of 35 and often have low confidence levels Vijaya helps them develop a positive attitude.

I know this because she gets letters and cards from students telling how much they appreciate her.”

Jyoti Mhapsekar

President and co-founder of Stree Mukti Sanghatana and resident of Tilak Nagar

Jyoti has taken up the cause of ragpickers and has been instrumental in making them an organised force.

Under her guidance the Stree Mukti Sanghatana runs counselling centres and adolescent sensitisation programme.

Her husband Subhash Mhapsekar, an executive with Crompton Greaves, on Jyoti's achievements

Her impact on your life

“Although our children are not actively involved in the cause, they have a better understanding of social issues plaguing our society.

Her special qualities

“She has been able to make a mark. Her views are given weightage and that I feel is her greatest achievement."

Any special plans for March 8

Jyoti will be staging her play Mulgi Zhali Ho at Bandra.