Indian writer, educator and social activist. Dharmarajan’s professional experience started in 1977 when she was the Honorary Director of the Women’s Voluntary Service (WVS) of The Nilgiris District in Tamil Nadu. With over 45 years of experience, her editorial experience began with Target, a children’s magazine, and continued with The Pennsylvania Gazette, the award-winning alumni magazine of the University of Pennsylvania. Geeta’s published works include more than 50 children’s books and over 450 individual pieces in magazines and Newspapers. Geeta is the recipient of, inter alia, two Lifetime Achievement Awards, two Rotary Awards, the Yatra Award for Translation (Rupa & Co. 1998), the Millennium Alliance Frugal Innovator Award (2014) from the Governments of India and the USA; the Business Standard Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2018), and the Sat Paul Mittal Award (2020). She served as the Chairperson of the National Bal Bhavan (2011-2013) a dream project of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, for children. The Government of India awarded her the 4th highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri in 2012 for her work in literature and education.

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