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The courage to dream on, dream bigger and bolder

Our founder, Late Shri Sudarshan Agarwal, wanted to build not just a school, but a training ground for life. This encapsulates the true essence of what the Him Jyoti School has worked to build since its inception in 2005. Him Jyoti School has become a model for providing quality education to underprivileged children in Uttarakhand.

 In its truest commitment, Him Jyoti is giving students the wings to fly and build the courage to become the people they aspire to beꟷ to ‘dream on, dream bigger and bolder.’

I am proud to be part of the Him Jyoti family and deeply thankful to the students, teachers, and pastoral staff, all of whom are dedicated to the singular idea of building an institution that creates a lasting transformation in lives around them. I have personally experienced the metamorphosis of these young students, who have become resilient and confident individuals after undergoing the academic and non-academic rigor that the school provides. After spending 7-8 years at Him Jyoti, the school has become their home and has contributed to their holistic growth.

The Him Jyoti family has continued to grow with an ever-expanding pool of successful alumni, volunteers and donors who come from all walks of life. Our donors constitute NRIs, individuals, corporates and CSR groups who dedicate their time, effort and skills towards the growth of students and teachers. It is through their continued patronage that Him Jyoti students had the opportunity to participate in an international student exchange program in the UK. Students have also gained access to mobile apps for contemporary needs, such as Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and learn English language skills. We are grateful to our donors for their unyielding support and sponsorship of the school and thousands of students who have benefitted because of them.

On behalf of the school’s governing body, I would like to say that we are committed to expanding our reach to every village in Uttarakhand and spreading the light of education to as many lives as possible. It was our founder’s Shri. Sudarshan Aggarwal’s vision that Him Jyoti should provide highest quality education in the best possible environment to girls who come from the remotest parts of Uttarakhand to help them unleash their full potential and stand shoulder to shoulder with the best. We are inspired by his vision and are committed to positively impacting as many lives as possible as we believe there is no greater joy than that. We welcome you to become part of our Him Jyoti family and experience that joy.

“We want the education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded, and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.” – Swami Vivekananda.

Rajiv Memani
Rajiv Memani


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Governance at
The Him Jyoti School

Him Jyoti, School is a bold and ambitious initiative brought to life by “The Himalayan School Society”. The society comprises of eminent citizens from diverse sections of society, united by the vision and desire to empower girls from socio-economically weaker areas of Uttarakhand.

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The Himalayan School Society’s members include leaders in the fields of business, academia, arts, the social sector, public service and more. The governance structure of the school has clearly defined roles and responsibilities of various Sub-Committees and members to ensure smooth school operations, academic excellence and holistic development opportunities for girls.


Vice President





Chandra Sunkara

Former Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and former Managing Director at Deutsche Bank


Member, Academic Committee Principal, Hilton School


Chair, Academic Committee Former Principal, Welham Girls School


Governing Body Member


Governing Body Member

Jyoti Dhawan

Member, Academic Committee Former Principal, Him Jyoti School

Hemant K. Arora

Chartered Accountant, Former Rotary Governor

Rakesh Oberai

Businessman, Philanthropist

Dr. S Farooq

Industrialist, Philanthropist

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Members of
The Himalayan School Society
Governing Body

Sr. No Name Designation Occupation
1 KN Memani President Emeritus Former Head, EY India
2 Rajiv Memani President Country Managing Partner for a leading professional services organisation.
3 Anil Chanana Vice President Industrialist and Philanthropist
4 Rajiv Agarwal Secretary Head of NGO
5 Anil Gupta Treasurer Chartered Accountant
6 David Hilton Member, Academic Committee School Head
7 Chandra Sunkara Member, Governing Body Former Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and former Managing Director at Deutsche Bank
8 Nandita Talukder Member, Governing Body Philanthropist
9 Ritu Agarwal Member, Governing Body Chair in University Business School
10 Sonal Mansingh Member, Governing Body Member of Rajya Sabha, Cultural Exponent
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Late Jonathan Anthony Mason

May his Soul Rest in Peace

It is with profound grief that we at Him Jyoti School announce the passing away of our dear John Mason Sir. A legend in his lifetime and a great human being, his charisma and persona left a deep impression on all those who had the privilege of knowing him.

Member of the Governing Body of Him Jyoti School and Chair of its Academic Committee, John Mason Sir was a great supporter of Him Jyoti School and has tirelessly contributed richly to every aspect of the development of the school.

People like him don’t rest, they live in our thoughts and hearts forever.

The Him Jyoti family grieves for this loss and expresses heartfelt condolences to the family to have the strength to bear this irreparable loss.

Will miss you deeply Sir!

May your soul rest in eternal peace.

From Him Jyoti Family

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