Dynamic Visionaries


Sh. Punam Suri, the President of DAVCMC

Sh. Punam Suri, the President of DAVCMC is a visionary leader devoted to the pursuit of excellence. The illustrious grandson of Mahatma Anand Swami Ji (Mahashaya Khushal Chand), Sh. Punam Suri ji is a staunch Arya Samajist. He is also a well-known media personality who was till recently the managing editor of the Daily Milap. He has now dedicated his life to nurturing the enlightened system of education, founded in 1885. With great foresight, keen intellect and impressive administrative acumen, Sh. Punam Suri ji is taking the DAV institution to great heights. A widely travelled person, he is acquainted with the latest information technology and pedagogy and has promoted technology and innovation in DAV institutions with great passion. Striking a fine balance between Vedic wisdom and modernity, Sh. Punam Suri ji envisions DAV to be the finest educational organization in the world that would, through its mission of providing man-making, character building education, gift holistic and enlightened citizens to the world.

Dr. S.K. Sama, Vice-President of DAVCMC, Chairman of the School

A well-known name in the medical field, Dr. Sama has received numerous awards in recognition of his excellence in administrative and professional work. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2004 by President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in recognition of his contribution in the field of medical science; Dr. B.C. Roy National Award in the highest category of Medical man-cum-Statesman, and several other prestigious awards. He was appointed Personal Physician to the President of India in 2001. He joined Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in 1974, and served as Chairman of the hospital from 1995–2006. Presently he is a Trustee and Gen. Secretary of the Executive Committee of the hospital. He owns and operates Sama Hospital in New Delhi. He is also the Vice President of DAVCMC and it is our good fortune that a person of such excellence is leading the institution.

Dr. Nisha Peshin, Director (P.S II) and Director (Academics)

Director Public Schools, DAVCMC, Dr. Nisha Peshin, is a dynamic person. She has played a path-breaking role as Curriculum Development Officer in DAVCMC and has been instrumental in designing and developing text books and educational material from class nursery till class VIII for all DAV schools since uniformly introduced in over 550 DAV Public Schools in India.

Her endeavors in conceptualizing and designing Early Education Development Program, School Improvement Programs and Training Programs for DAV school teachers are laudable. Her zeal to always innovate as Director, Public Schools has inspired others to constantly improve and adapt with changing times. She is also a great believer of sharing best practices and encourages all schools to do the same. Dr. Nisha Peshin is truly a beacon of light inspiring all to think anew and move ahead.

S.M. Gupta, Hony. Treasurer, DAVCMC, Vice-Chairman of the school

S.M. Gupta, Hony. Treasurer, DAVCMC is the Vice Chairman of the school. Under his mentorship, the school has been progressing leaps and bounds. We look forward to his support and guidance in the years to come.


Sh. Baldev Jindal, Manager of the school

Sh. Baldev Jindal is a staunch Arya Samajist and Industrialist. A graduate from DAV College, Jalandhar, he completed his Mechanical Engineering from BITS Pilani in 1952. He is the son of Lala Karam chand who was the Head of School of AS (Anglo Sanskrit) School, Nakodar, Distt. Jalandhar for 42 years. A social worker, he believes in amalgamating the school ethos with the principles of Arya Samaj.


Mrs. Adarsh Kohli, the founder Principal of DLDAV Model School

Mrs. Adarsh Kohli, the founder Principal of DLDAV Model School, played a great role in bringing up this institution. From a humble beginning in 1981 to its present impressive campus, the school owes its growth and success to her. The National Award (1999) and State Award (1995) received from the Government of India are testimony to the heights achieved by Mrs. Adarsh Kohli in her inspirational journey. She was awarded a Gold Medal by DAV College Managing Committee in year 2012 for her exemplary contribution in the field of education. While the personal awards that she received were important milestones in her professional career, it was the steady progress and the huge amount of accolades won by the school and children that really made her triumphant. Her incessant zeal for Quality and Continual Improvement led the school to receive the Commendation certificate from IMC Rama krishna Bajaj National Quality Award, Mumbai. Under her dynamic leadership, the school won handsome accolades from the knowledge society. It was among the first few in Delhi NCR to be granted accreditation by CBSE. The school was also awarded the International School Award from the British Council.

Her vision of nurturing holistic individuals who are intellectually vibrant, socially committed and spiritually enlightened was praiseworthy. Her philanthropic endeavors empowered many a needy life. Her enterprise in amalgamating technology with classroom pedagogies spoke volumes about her futuristic outlook. Her ecological concerns inspired one and all. DLDAV Model School, Shalimar Bagh would be forever indebted to its founder Principal for nurturing it with selfless dedication for 35 long years.