Know Your District Chairman ...Mrs Manisha Shrivastava
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone… these lines of wisdom have been the guiding force behind Manisha. Born and brought up in a humble family of Jabalpur, Manisha personifies the values of perseverance, humility, selflessness in her true spirit. She has inherited this from her late parents, but unfortunately she lost her mother at a very young age. She completed her school education from St. Joseph's Senior Secondary School and later did her graduation from Maharishi College, Jabalpur. Manisha completed her diploma in cooking, décor as well as took active part in every field since young age which continues till date.
Her ability to reach out to everyone and her friendly temperament has made her popular amongst students, friends and family. Her family also encouraged her in extracurricular activities, be it painting, sketching, artistry, pottery, drawing, decoration, interior designing and much more.
She also participated in stage plays through Vivechana and was awarded for Mono Acting by the former president of India Late Hon’ble Giani Zail Singh Ji. She is also passionate about dancing and following latest trends in the world of fashion in all seasons. Her love for cooking gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy the tasty and delicious food cooked by her. All who know her always speak about her hospitality. She has also stood first in the inter-state microwave cooking at Ahmedabad. Her love for sports has made her win many prizes. Her interest for gardening is reflected through her Garden in her house. Driven by the words,“It is not enough to be just compassionate”, she took a step ahead and has worked for the poor and the needy at all times.
Her leadership quality made her join Inner Wheel in the year 2007. She made her debut into the District Executive Committee of District 326 as District ISO in 2015-16. After serving the District as Editor, Treasurer, Secretary, ESO and Vice Chairman. She is all set to lead the IW District 326 as District Chairman for the year 2021-2022.
She has attended three Triennial Conferences at Hyderabad, Kolkata and Pune. She was also the Past President of Sangani Club, Muskan Club, Devas’ Club, Red Cross Society and has won many appreciation and recognition like Mahila Ratna and many more for her noble service to the society because she always believe, “The happiest people are those who lose themselves in the service of others”.
She is married to philanthropist MPHP PP Rtn N. K.Shrivastava who believes in the words,“Alone we can do so little together we can do so much”. With this thought process he has been a big pillar of support in all of Manisha’s endeavors. He is the founder of Surya Refractory and Burn Minerals. The two rising stars of their family are their two sons Tarang and Omang, who are also the owners and partners at Surya Refractory and Burn Minerals and Surya Steels. She has a pretty daughter-in-law Poorvi who runs her own fashion label by the name Nandisha in Jabalpur.
While she was working all these years on different projects, the talent of the underprivileged kids always impressed her but at the same time she felt that they need a Guiding Star and since then she decided that whenever God gives her an opportunity to be their Santa, she will plunge into it without missing a moment.