Padmabhushan Smt. Tarabai Modak (19 April, 1892-1973) was born in Mumbai and graduated from the University of Mumbai in 1914. She worked as a Principal of a Women's College in Rajkot. Being a Social worker from Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, Balwadis were first developed by her, the first balwadi was started in Bordi a coastal village in Thane district of Maharashtra by Nutan Bal Shikshan Sangh. She was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1962 for her work in preschool education.
Shishu Vihar is a place where children grow in an atmosphere of gaiety and pleasure. Children learn new things through recreation and play. Every child absorbs new thoughts and ideas at every stage and learns from environment. Hence the name “Shishu Vihar” appropriately describes children’s land of dreams.
The parent institute, Shishu Vihar Mandal was established by Padmabhushan Tarabai Modak on 3rd Sept, 1936 & has witnessed our country’s political & cultural history.
|Designation||Name of the Trustee|
|Trustee & Convener||Shri. Chandrakant. H. Narkar|
|Trustee||Smt. Sulbha V. Pendharkar|
|Trustee||Shri. Santosh Vaidya|
|Trustee||Shri. Sharad S. Bhagwat|
|Designation||Name of the Memberse|
|Vice President||Dr. Amerendra M. Bhole,|
|Vice President||Mr. Mani K.K|
|Chairman||Shri. Rajendra Mahajan,|
|Vice -Chairman||Shri. Rajkumar Sethia|
|Secretary||Mrs. Ujwala Shirole|
|Secretary||Mr. Prashant H. Hadkar|
|Treasurer||Mr. Rajesh D. Agashe,|
|Jt. Treasurer||Smt. Alka A. Sawarkar.|
|Member||Mr. Vijay Mulchandani|
|Member||Mrs. Sheetal Tipnis|