Mrs. Veena Hora

 

Subject Taught: Home Science                                               

 

 

Birthday: Jan   

Date of Joining Navayug: Feb 1973                           Date of Leaving Navayug: 01.05. 97

Currently lives in: Delhi (East of Kailash)               Currently Involved in: Director Turning Point 

 

 

Career brief:

 

Studied B.Sc. (Home Science) from Lady Irwin College, Delhi. Then went for M.A. English,  Himachal university. Completed M.Ed. Also from Himachal University. Later more qualifications such as Diploma Public Relations from Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, Delhi, Diploma in Naturopathy and Yoga – Lajpat Bhawan , Delhi, Teachers training in Yoga from Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, Delhi, One year certificate course in Urdu from Urdu Academy Delhi. Certificate course in Indian Culture and Arts – National  Museum, Delhi,  'Holistic Living’ from Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, Delhi

 

27 years teaching experience, of which 24 years as Home Science teacher in Navayug school,  very prestigious , progressive, senior secondary school for gifted children. She was one of the founder teachers, Joined in Feb,1973 and took voluntary retirement in 1997. Besides teaching, have been  actively involved in number of activities, been in-charge of  CBSC examination, Senior House Master, initiated a number of  Community service projects. She also has been Resource person  with NCERT  for Work Experience, and for framing  the curriculum for Navodaya Vidyalyas.


Represented the country at the Red Cross Youth institute held in Seoul, Korea, as Teacher Counsellor for Youth Red Cross. Also visited Japan, Thialand and Phillipines to study Youth Red Cross activities.

She is an ‘A’ Grade artiste of All India Radio and Doordarshan for more than five decades. Started performing in Radio Plays as a child artiste and since then has participated in more than two thousand Plays/ programmes. Many of her plays won national awards. Had the honour of giving live commentary on Radio for the Republic Day Parade. Has participated in Radio
programmes for CIET,  NCERT and IGNOU. She has also done Voice over and dubbing for some TV Programmes on Discovery channel, National Geography, BBC, etc.

She has done many plays on doordarshan, performed lead roles in Munshi Premchand’ Nirmala’ and Jainender kumar’s ‘ Tyag patra’ and many other plays. She performed in the first soap opera ‘ Ham Log’ on TV and few other serials. She used to read parliament news on doordarshan.

She is in the Panel of Judges for auditions/voice test for radio programmes. Has been compering for some stage performances of Dance, Music, for Gazal singers like Jagjit  Singh and others. Whenever NDMC had a VIP coming for some function she was invited to be the Master of ceremonies.

 

Awards

  • Received ‘Adharshila’ award for contribution to Radio Drama

 

Charity Work 

  • Currently she is the Director ‘ Turning Point’ ( Centre for Positive Transformation)  where she conducts workshops in Personality Development, Public Speaking, counseling, Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation.

  • She teaches/ educates children from the slums, also take care of their health and hygiene.

  • She helps senior citizens to lead an active, healthy, happy and dignified life.

  • Often she is invited by various organizations like Rotary, Women’s International club, various schools to speak on  Naturopathy, yoga,  pranayam, Public speaking and Ageing Gracefully.

  • She also served as a doctor Naturopathy and Yoga at Lajpat Bhawan, New Delhi, for two years.

  • She holds classes and workshops in Naturopathy and Yoga.

  • She has been a Rotarian for the last 25 years and has been president of club and also Assistant Governor, in district 3010 ( now 3011)

 

                                                                                                         

(Available on phone and email) Profile updated on Sept 6, 2015

Many students have been remembering and asking for the Radio Plays by Mrs Veena Hora. Here are a few

 

  1. 'Andhere Ka Beta' by Reoti Saran Sharma  (May 1972)
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9s2B015gjY&t=13s   
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVBPMBNQAk8  

  2.  Khalnayak' by Ashish Kumar Sinha  (Sept 1973) 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkSsTFZNCpw  

  3. 'Lai Haraoba' by Mudrarakshas (Apr 1979)
    Part 1 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMw76Gs0nFo 
    Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhVdp53GTQM   

  4. Shaadi Ka Prastav by Anton Chekhov (1980s)  
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve-b2MDM2vg&feature=youtu.be 

  5. Lakshman Rekha by Upendra Nath ‘Ashk’  (Dec 1981) 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWClWEsQw5U  Dec 1981 

  6. 'Ek Aur Devdas' by Malti Joshi  (Jan 1984) 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsN9S1f3bE   

  7. Ek Kavita Ka Ant by Narendra Khajuria (Oct 1984)  
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM-eXE5xNx4&feature=youtu.be 

  8. 'Chetna' by Reoti Saran Sharma(Sept 1985)  
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwPHpZDisB8  

  9. 'Main Kyon Nahin?' by Reoti Saran Sharma  (Feb 1987)
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up64-REOaek&feature=youtu.be 

  10. Is Baar Nahin by Reoti Saran Sharma  (Dec 1987) 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXXOSIyQ320&feature=youtu.be 

  11. 'I Confess' by Sunetra Oke (Oct 1991) 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z_O1xha_kE&feature=youtu.be  

  12. Ba Aur Bapu by Vishwa Prakash Dixit ‘Batuk’ (Oct 1994)
    Part 1 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1sEyuzvfY4 
    Part 2 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxJRU73YcKo  

  13. 'Chandi Ki Dibiya' by John Galsworthy (The Silver Box, Translated by Munshi Premchand) (Jul 2004) 
    Part 1 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPDQce-KV3k 
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcMwtNH3gtU 

  14. Eidgah - Radio Play by Munshi Premchand  
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7h1DGzjdI4 

  15. Hum Teen Nariyan by Purushottam Darvhekar 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ma323KNrlU0&feature=youtu.be 

  16. Kali Bawali by S. Kandaswami  
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGr4mGUVSNg&t=56s

  17. Weekend by Nirmal Verma https://youtu.be/cG8X2r2JZ3I (July 1981)

  18. Chaar Din By Vijay Tendulkar https://youtu.be/9WuirIt7Qh0 (Oct 1983)

  19. Asha Ka Naam Devyani by Dr. Jayant Kumar Das

Part1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pczZLjLKzo4
Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ0XwTlltNQ (Feb 1982)

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