Management /Founder & Chairperson

Lilly George
Founder & Chairperson, Shalom Group of Schools

Education should ignite curiosity, a will to do, to research, analyse and theorise. Every child is a unique gift of God, with his or her own distinctive talent. And, it is the onus of our Schools to identify that latent flair, cultivate and hone it, and generate the opportunity to perfect it. My strong belief is that the edifice of our education system is constructed on the foundation of the four building blocks, namely – “Universal Values, Global Understanding, Excellence in all things and Service to Humanity. My vision is to significantly contribute to achieving quality universal education that facilitates a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society.

Lilly George Founder & Chairperson, is the pillar of strength and the driving force behind the Shalom Group of Schools.

The desire of starting a school stemmed from her immense love for children and her desire to serve the community in a valuable and productive way. Armed with her deep faith in God Almighty, her strong resolve and hardworking nature, she saw her vision slowly coming to life after many years of toil. Under her leadership, with the complete support of her Shalom family, and with the unflinching faith and cooperation of the parental community, Shalom Hills International School has grown today into an incredibly vibrant and successful academic institution - an institution that manages to combine cutting edge instruction with an old-world school charm for its growing student body.

She believes that ‘Education is Empowerment’ and provides a conducive environment for every child to bloom - instilling a sound moral base for character building and in keeping abreast with the constantly advancing technology for the holistic development of a child. Every corner of the school reflects her dream, her progressive thinking and love for the children.

Despite having a meticulously trained and more than competent faculty/staff, she can be seen in the school almost daily and is accessible 24/7.

Under her guidance and leadership, her Shalom staff and students are empowered and encouraged to discover new and more creative depths to their nature and have also made their presence easily felt at national and international platforms winning innumerable awards.

She is on the Governing Body of a number of educational institutions and takes active interest in spiritual activities and moral education. She was associated with Delhi YWCA (the largest women's organization in the world) for a long time and her tenure as its President has seen the YWCA espouse path-breaking and innovative work in the fields of vocational training, education, AIDS awareness programmes, skill development projects and social work. Deeply affected by the social disparities among the people, she has championed and supported many charitable projects, like the upliftment of rag-pickers, street children and self-help groups that work for marginalized women.

As Patron of the ‘Delhi Malayalee Association’, she took the lead in establishing a Cultural and Educational Centre in New Delhi which is committed to promoting Kerala’s traditional art and culture.

She is also on the Advisory Council of a number of socio-cultural organisations.

A passionate writer and reader, she has spread the message of unity, harmony and social awareness through the medium of theatre (musical skits and plays), dance and music, winning accolades. She has authored a series of articles such as, Are you Idle or Ideal; Taming the Tongue; Fate of a Fruit; Unnamed Tree etc.

  • The Woman of Substance award
  • Queen Esther award
  • Bharat Gaurav award
  • Meri Dilli award
  • Nayak Bharati award
  • Mahila Shiromani award
  • Kalpana Chawla Excellence award
  • Samaikya Bharat Swarna Puruskar award
  • Rashtra Gaurav Samman award
  • Great Daughter of the Soil award
  • DMA Vishisht Puruskar award
  • Bharat Gaurav-Life Time Achievement award
  • The Spark Excellence award
  • Mother Teresa award for outstanding and distinguished service to the nation
  • Best Edupreneur award and Margdarshan award for best mentoring
  • And, was conferred with Degree of Doctor of Humanity by Emmanuel Mission International for her service to the community, especially for the poor and the underprivileged

Her name has also featured in the Cambridge University's SU Manual- Guide to Excellence, published by St. James Publications (London) as a great ‘Humanitarian’ for zealously upholding moral and spiritual values in the field of education.