Awarded the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Award’ by the Global Economic Council for outstanding individual achievements &
distinguished services to the nation in June 2005.
Awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award for Educational Excellence’ by Indian Economic Development & Research
Association in 2009.
Acknowledged as among the ‘Top 50 Leaders who have Redefined Indian Education’ - Education World, December 2008.
Was part of the Waldzell Meeting - A Global Dialog for Inspiration, in 2007.
Was a National Representative for World Forum on Early Care and Education in 2007.
Women’s Achiever Award by ‘Young Environmentalist Program Trust’.
Lina has also been part of various government special projects for improvement of education in India.
“Lina Ashar has already worked extensively with pre-school and primary school children taking special interest in how children can acquire knowledge most effectively. I particularly appreciate her efforts to provide children a stress-free childhood based on the idea that learning can be fun.” - The Dalai Lama
“Lina Ashar has revolutionized the kindergarten concept in India and has made learning less stressful and lot more fun for kids. She changed learning from content-based to activity-based. Her schools are the first to try out integration in the preschool area.” - D P N Prasad, Ex-Principal, Bombay Scottish School.
I was amazed to see the standard of education in your schools. I particularly liked the way the curriculum is designed for students using key components of multiple-intelligence and Bloom’s taxonomy. Inclusion of some students with disabilities in your schools made me feel that your schools are comparable to some of the best schools internationall - Dr. Umesh Sharma, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of education, Monash university, Australia.