Founder & Managing Director of Shalom Hills Group of Schools in Gurgaon, Dr.Lilly George is a progressive thinker, an indefatigable spirit, a charismatic personality, a Lady of substance, and a visionary in action.
Born in an illustrious and traditional family, Dr.Lilly George, who holds a Master's Degree in History, and Honours in Educational and Social fields, began her philanthropic life at an early age. Her zeal to help fellow human being was nurtured by the encouraging atmosphere that her family provided. Today, she is well known as an outstanding institution builder and social activist. Her unending fervour, vast reservoir of talent and immense capacity for hard work, made her recognized all over.
Dr. George is on the Governing Board of a number of educational institutions and takes active interest in spiritual activities and moral education.
She was associated with Delhi YWCA for a long time and her tenure as its President has seen the YWCA adopt 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 in the public arena, she has championed and supported many charitable projects, like the upliftment of rag pickers and street children and self help groups for the marginalized women. She also started Shalomalaya, a social service centre, for taking care of the needy and less privileged children.
In recognition of her service to humanity, especially for the poor and the underprivileged, the Emmanuel Mission International awarded her Degree of Doctor of Humanity. She has also received many honors like, Woman of Substance Award; Queen Esther Award; Bharat Gaurav Award; Meri Dilli Award; Nayak Bharati Award; Mother Teresa Award; Mahila Shiromani Award; Kalpana Chawla Excellence Award; Samaikya Bharat Swarna Pauruskar; Rashtra Gaurav Samman; Great Daughter of the Soil Award; DMA Vishisht Puruskar, Bharat Gaurav-Life Time Achievement Award; the Spark Excellence Award for her contribution in different fields; Mother Teresa Award for outstanding individual and distinguished service to the nation; Best Edupreneur Award and Margdarshan Award for Best Mentoring.
She was the elected-President of the YWCA of Delhi, with which she was associated for long, contributing her best towards its goals. As Patron of Delhi Malayalee Association, she took lead in establishing a Cultural and Educational Centre in New Delhi which is committed to promoting Kerala's traditional art and culture. She is on Advisory Council of Jan-Sanskriti, a socio-cultural organization. She is also associated with a number of schools in Delhi.
Above all, she upholds moral and spiritual values and believes in the power of prayer and God Almighty's unconditional love.
Children are our greatest treasure and I firmly believe that they are a living shadow of God in our lives and homes. Therefore, empowering these impressionable souls with holistic education, sound values and impeccable morals is what I consider to be my calling from the Lord Almighty. But education should kindle a spark of curiosity in the children, ignite a love for learning and let it become a blazing inferno of knowledge by itself. But learning should be a delightful experience for the children and not an ordeal by fire which brings me to the motto of our new school Shalom Presidency,'Learning is a joyful adventure'.