“Before excellence comes knowledge,
which is the most precious gift ever given”
Educationist. Counsellor. Entrepreneur.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world” – this quote by Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of our Nation, has always been a source of inspiration for me. From the time I was very young, I always aspired to become an educationist. It has always been my constant endeavour to bring about a positive change in society and education is certainly the most powerful tool to achieve this. Wings marked the realization of my dream. It is an expression of my passion for education and love for the holistic development of children, the flag-bearers of our future.
Upbringing and education matters
Neeta’s formative years and happy childhood were spent at Kolhapur in Maharashtra before completing her schooling at a top boarding school in Panchgani, a picturesque hill station in the same State. Her scholastic aptitude earned her the highest marks in the CBSE exams in the whole of Panchgani! In addition to being highly proficient in academics, she also excelled in sports and other extra-curricular activities. Her leadership qualities, as well as the burning desire to nurture others to their maximum potential, were also honed and recognized in her early years. “I firmly believe that an all-inclusive development for any student is crucial to move forward in the journey of life,” says Neeta.
An inspiration for many
The prolific Neeta has donned many hats in her life and career! Her marriage brought her to Kolkata, and she spent the initial years of marriage as a homemaker, looking after the needs of her family, especially her two daughters, Priyanshi and Yukta. After all, a mom’s care and love are irreplaceable for her children. “Once my daughters turned into school-going girls, I had more time in hand to pursue my career aspirations once again,” she quips.
The success that Neeta enjoys today is purely a result of her steadfast dedication and hard work. This stirring educationist has always advocated that education should not only be restricted to the privileged class. Today, having gained a foothold in the education sector, it is her passion to provide quality educational support to the underprivileged children of our society. “I strongly believe there should be equality of opportunity vis-a-vis education for everyone regardless of social background, race, gender, religion or any other factors,” avers Neeta.
Philosophy of life
Neeta’s ambitious career aspirations would not have taken shape without the constant support of her husband Yashwant, her daughters, as well as her close-knit circle of friends. She sums up the philosophy of her work life and says: “My mantra for success is simple: work hard, be passionate and love your work. If you believe in yourself and your abilities, success will automatically follow.”
This enterprising educator feels humbled that her hard work has been recognized by the education fraternity, who has showered her with several accolades, including the Savvy Honours for the Women Entrepreneur 2016 as the Educationist of the Year. “These acknowledgements have encouraged me and further strengthened my resolve to leave a lasting impression in the world of education. With ‘miles to go before I sleep’, my future plans include reaching out further to underprivileged children with regard to their education,” says a confident Neeta.