Manjula Pooja Shroff is a social entrepreneur and an educationist, regarded by many as the ‘change agent for schooling’ in western India. A descendant of late Shri Kirtichandra Dev, a Prince of the Orissa-Andhra Pradesh province (before government consolidated all stately-kingdoms), she is a graduate in Arts (Hons) and M.A. (Pol. Science), Ms. Shroff is also an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. She is the chairperson of the Kalorex group.
A mother of a nine year old was gushing to fellow parents about how she was pushing for newspaper coverage of an award won by her child at a game. Achievements have to be lauded and parents feel proud, but what got me wondering was whether such coverage would change the nature of the achievement. If so, for whom? Is it the child in the picture?