Know Your Association President 2023-24

Association President

  • 2023-24
  • Preeti Gugnani

An educationist, entrepreneur and social service worker Preeti started and successfully runs the Scholars Rosary Group of Schools in Rohtak, Haryana.

Preeti was bom and brought up in Delhi and holds a B.Sc. (Hons.), B.Ed. and an M.A. in Sociology. Justa few years after her mamiage, her husband passed away in a tragic accident leaving behind one 5-year old daughter. Despite this deep setback, she felt very strongly about focusing her energy on being able to provide quality education with holistic development for young children in smaller cities of India. Keeping this in mind, she established Scholars Rosary school in Rohtak, Haryana. The school was built with the mission of transforming the current educational system and providing life skills required to build citizens with the highest moral values for the country. In 2003, the school began with only 100 kindergarten and primary school children. Today, Scholars Rosary Senior Secondary School has four branches with over 5,000 children and more than 200 teachers.

Throughout her journey, the strongest pillars have been her daughter Ishita, she is a lawyer certified by the Delhi Bar Council & also has a doctorate in law (J.D.} from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, U.S.A. Her son-in-law, Shaurya Saran, hails from a well reputed exporter family from Moradabad. Shaurya is actively managing the metal and handicrafts export business.

She served as the District Chairman of Inner Wheel for 2018-19 and conceptualized a signature project, titled "Asmita- The Empowered" wherein she reached out to over 5,000 girls in over 50 village schools for a talk on a importance of menstrual hygiene and installed over 500 sanitary napkin vending machines, built 10 Asmita Vocational Centres for women in Delhi NCR. Built multimedia centre "Chirag" for blind children at the National Association for Blind, R.K. Puram & residential block "Anuraag" for specially and differently-abled children at Muskaan NGO, Vasant Kunj Delhi.

Preeti has been a recipient of countless awards. She has received numerous awards in Inner Wheel; In the District Assembly - Best ISO in 2002, Best Treasurer in 2003, Best Secretary in 2004 & Outstanding President. She won the Best Treasurer award by Association Treasurer in 2015 when she was the District Treasurer.