OUR SCHOOL

Womens league signifies that it is an organization established by women, managed by women, staff of the school consists mostly of women.  In short, it is an womens’ enterprise.  It is therefore befitting to be called Womens’ league.  Peace signifies to educate the children from their earliest years in the school in the cause of peace and understanding amongst peoples.  It is not just in the classrooms that the ideas of peace can be installed in the minds of children but also through purposeful activities  in which cooperation on the part of the children becomes a natural necessity. Through co-operation, friendship grows and through friendship comes peace.

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Our History

It was founded in 1952-53 by Late Smt.Rajam Saraswathi, who was an English teacher at Mahila Seva Samaja.   The school was founded and run by a team of dedicated and learned women from various walks of life.   It is an aided school imparting education to both boys and girls from Nursery to Tenth standard, both in English and Kannada Medium.
The school is run by a Managing Committee, comprising of Honorary Members.  Having made a humble  beginning in  a small house “Woodbines” with just 15 children, the school has grown exponentially over the years.  It now, has its own building with a spacious playground and an enrolment of above 800 children.

Vision & Values

WPLS aims at promoting peace, understanding and importance of education amongst the community.  Now along with the earlier aims has increased one more aim of promoting value based education to the coming generations.


The logo of the school consists of a dove and a book symbolizing the very ideology of WPLS: promoting peace and harmony through education.  The school aims at beautifully shaping the personality of the children through peace and quality education. 

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Present Office Bearers

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Smt.VISHALAKSHI S

Educationist & social worker
President

MA (Sociology), MA(English), diploma in Higher Education & Computer Management

  1. Former Lecturer in Sociology & English

  2. Has been a member of  Managing Committee of Women’s Peace League from 1977 onwards. Has Served as Honorary Treasurer and Vice President

  3. Social Worker under the aegis of All India Women’s Conference, (Sion-Wadala-Kurla-Chembur Mahila Mandal Branch) from 1974 to 1992, at Mumbai

  4. Served the institutiuion in various capacities as Honorary Treasurer, Secretary & Vice President.

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Smt. SHEELA RAO

Teacher & Writer
Vice President

B.A, B.Ed

  1. Has been a member of Managing Committee for the last 20 years

  2. Has been a teacher at the Secondary school level and has served in reputed institutions The East West School & Parent and Teachers’ Association School.

  3. Well versed in Classical Music and adept in handicrafts.

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Smt. AHALYA RAMASWAMY

Specialist in Child Psychology
Vice President

B.A (Psychology)

  1. Has been a member of  Managing Committee since 1992. Involved in managing the Primary Section of the WPL.

  2. Has worked as school teacher in WPL in the 1960’s and as a child psychologist in Mumbai.

  3. Well versed in Classical Music and adept in handicrafts.

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Smt. BHUSHANI KUMAR

Attorney-at-law
Secretary

B.Sc, L.L.B, L.C.M & Advocate

  1. Has been a member of managing Committee since 1999. Responsible for all matters related to legal and administrators matters of WPL.

  2. Practicing Attorney for more than 33 years. Honorary Treasurer of Karnataka Federation of Women Lawyers from 1991 to 1999.

  3. Accomplished Bharathanatyam dancer. Has received award on International Women’s day.

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Smt. VIJAYALAKSHMI

Banker
Joint Secretary

B.A

  1. Has been a member of managing Committee since 2010. 

  2. Worked in a reputed public sector bank for more than 30 years before superannuation.

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Dr. RUKMINI RAGHURAM

Entrepreneur & Litterateur
Treasurer

B.Sc, M.A, Ph.D

  1. Has been a member of managing Committee and Honorary Treasurer of WPL since 2006. 

  2. Entrepreneur since 1991. Director Nittoor Green Field Pvt. Ltd A Corporate House in the Hospitality Segment.

  3. Well Versed in Carnatic Music & Gamaka, also an avid writer. Her short stories, biographical articles and travelogues are reqularly published in popular Kannada publications.

  4. Was Joint Secretary of Kannadigara Koota, Beasantnagar, Chennai from 2002 to 2005.

  5. Joint Editor of the WPL School Magazine “Naidile”. 

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Smt. LALITHA VENKATACHALAM

Secretary

B.Sc, L.L.B, L.C.M & Advocate

  1. Has been a member of managing Committee since 1999. Responsible for all matters related to legal and administrators matters of WPL.

  2. Practicing Attorney for more than 33 years. Honorary Treasurer of Karnataka Federation of Women Lawyers from 1991 to 1999.

  3. Accomplished Bharathanatyam dancer. Has received award on International Women’s day.

Managing Committee members

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Smt. T.A. SRIMATHI

Educationist

B.Sc, M.A, M.Ed.

  1. Has been a member of Managing Committee and Secretary of WPL from 1999 to 2013.

  2. Worked as principal of R.V.Teacher’s Training College for more than 20 years before superannuation.

  3. Chairperson of the Examination Board of Karnataka Secondary Education Board in 1990’s.

  4. Has conducted Educational programmes in All India Radio.

  5. Has received award from Government of Karnataka in 1994 for a project on “Population Education”

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Smt. SAVITHRI NEELAKANTA RAO

Social Worker, Writer & Musicologist

S.S.L.C

  1. Has been a member of Managing Committee since 1965.

  2. Honorary Treasurer from 1970 to 2000 and former Vice President

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Smt. PREMA SOMASUNDAR

Social Worker

B.A.

  1. A long standing member of WPL and a former Vice President.

  2. Has held positions in many social and cultural organizations like Veerashaiva Mahasabha as Vice President, Victoria Hospital Board of Visitors, Kadali Mahila Vedike, etc..

  3. Has conducted projects on socially relevant issues and made presentations to women’s groups and schools on social issues including one on “Old Age Homes” at the “NAIKA” in USA

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Smt. RAMALAL

Accountant

B.A.(Economics), Accounts

  1. A member since 1992. Has served the Managing Committee as Vice President.

  2. Retired from the Government of India as Accounts Officer.
    Active in social work in several areas

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Dr. N. LALITHA

Professor of Medical Oncology

M.B.B.S, MD (Internal Medicine)

  1. Member of the Managing Committee for the last 15 years. Active in healthcare of students and Staff of WPL.

  2. A gold medal winning meritorious medical student, renowned Professor and respected Medical Superintendent, Kidwai Memorial Hospital. Has been active in providing medical care to the down trodden.

  3. Has contributed research articles in reputed medical journals published in India and abroad.

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Smt. SHARADA SHAMANNA

Educationist & Litterateur

MA (Sociology)

  1. Lecturer in Sociology

  2. Member of WPL since 1990. Has served on the Managing Committee including as Vice President. Has been the editor of the School magazine “NAIDILE” for the last 15 years.

  3. Author of books on historical, social themes and Translation to Kannada.

  4. Has won awards from the Kannada Shithys Parishath for literary critiques on popular Kannada novels.

  5. Karnataka State awarded for her book “Namma Kanoonu” in 1986.

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Smt. NAGAMANI CHANDRASHEKAR

Teacher & Social Worker

B.Sc, B.Ed,​

  1. A Member of WPL for the last 11 years.

  2. Has held several positions in the Inner Wheel Club including District Governor and representative of India in the International Board of Inner Wheel club.

  3. Actively involved in the area of healthcare to the economically downtrodden sections of the society.

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Smt. SAPNA N RAO

Administrator Officer

B.A, LLB.

  1. Member of the WPL Managing Committee since 2009