Our Team – Pushpa Khanna Memorial Centre – Celebrating Diverse Abilities

Our Team

Mrs. Vina Sabharwal Mentor, Founder, PKMC. She is Secretary of Kanpur Education Society, which runs NLK Group of Schools providing quality education to more than 9,000 students across its 9 branches. She spent most of her life in Jammu and Kashmir and was involved in various welfare measures for Police personnel including setting up the multiple Welfare Centre for the wives and widows of jawans.

Ms. Ruma Chaturvedi (C.S.,L.L.B) Directress, Pushpa Khanna Memorial Centre, being mother of a special child herself, she trained herself in the field of special education and pioneered the task of bringing the best international practices to Kanpur. She is a certified PEERS social skill trainer and a certified Autism Movement Therapy trainer.

Our Occupational and Speech therapy units are run under the able guidance of Dr. Ekta Jhingran Daftari, M.O.T. (New Zealand), C/NDT (USA), C/SI (USA). She is a pediatric neuro occupational therapist. She has been trained in India and abroad to treat children with neurological problems like cerebral Palsy, delayed development Autism, ADHD, etc. She has a vast experience of over 18 years in this field

Our Technical collaboration partner for Special Education wing is Ms. Veena Basu, who is also running an independent multidisciplinary center called BVerve - Brain Vitality for all. Since 1996 in Mumbai. She has over 25 years of experience as a special education teacher in America and in India. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching the Multiply Handicapped from Bombay University, and a Masters in Science, Special Education- Learning Disability from Syracuse University, New York, USA. She has completed a one year program in Narrative therapy from Adelaide; Australia.

Ms. Kavita Sharma, She is the Founder Director of Project - ‘PRAYAS’, a Computer and iPad Training Center for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She is also Vice President (North) of Autism Society of India and mother of two sons with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has been actively involved with various organizations working in the field of disability.




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