Bharti Gandhi

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Mrs. Bharti Gandhis "name has become synonymous with City Montessori School and CMS Teachers' Training College in Lucknow. Her sincere devotion towards the education of children, training of teachers, upliftment of women and eradication of social evils, is widely recognized in educational circles. The CMS which she founded together with her husband, Mr. Jagdish Gandhi, now has over 35,000 students, a Guinness World Record for largest number of students in a single city...

"Mrs. Gandhi worked as a Psychologist for the U.P. Government at the Regional Psychology Centre at Lucknow in the years 1957-59. She worked as a lecturer in the Khun Khun Ji Girls Degree College, Lucknow in 1960-61, and was the Principal of Adarsh Shiksha Kendra Inter College, Lucknow in 1961-62.

"On 16th July 1959, Mrs. Bharti Gandhi, along with her husband Mr. Jagdish Gandhi, laid the foundation of City Montessori School which has grown to become a world fame institution and gained an entry in the "Guinness Book of World Records" imparting value based quality education to over 35,000 students.

"Mrs. Gandhi has been organising scouts and girl-guide camps and rallies to encourage children to learn adventure, discipline, and the spirit of service. Her recognition of science as an important discipline led her to initiate and promote children's "Science Fairs" during summer vacations for many years...

"In 1974 Mrs. Gandhi embraced the Baha'i Faith, an independent world religion which teaches oneness of God, oneness of religion, and the unity of mankind. She is currently a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of India.

"Mrs. Bharti Gandhi's life has been dedicated to the service of children and to women's welfare and she continues to undertake various activities in fulfilment of these noble objectives. She is also a member of Rotary International Club, Lucknow." [1]

Her daughter is Sunita Gandhi.

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  1. Mrs. Bharti Gandhi - An Introduction, City Montessori School, accessed December 20, 2008.