Mrs. E. V. Bhat
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The Adherent Hand
Establishing an institution as large as the Children's Academy Group of Schools was definitely no small task. Four decades ago, when our founder Late Shri. V. V. Bhat dedicated himself to starting a school, his only weapons were his single-minded determination and the unflinching support of his late wife Mrs. E. V. Bhat, who was lovingly and respectfully called Madam Bhat.

Madam Bhat always belonged to the field of education. She was a teacher by profession and therefore realised the importance of starting an institution though starting one in the city of Mumbai, in the 1970's was an uphill task as it needed a lot of funding.

Arranging funds for their dream project was the biggest challenge. Bhat Sir and Madam Bhat left no stone unturned. They sold off their apartment at Piramal Nagar, Goregaon and, at the insistence of Madam Bhat, sold off the ancestral jewellery as well, all in the hopes of starting their own institution. This great sacrifice contributed greatly towards the initial corpus.

Madam Bhat provided the support system and the shoulder that CAGS relied on in its earlier years. This proved to be one of the greatest contributions towards starting the Children's Academy Group of Schools.

Accepting the situation with grace and confidence, Madam Bhat put up with all the trials and tribulations that Bhat Sir had to face. She instilled values within the institution and dedicated herself to the cause of education.

Madam Bhat- A Distinct Identity

While proving to be the backbone for CAGS, Madam Bhat ensured that her own identity was established as well. She worked for a Czechoslovakian clock manufacturing company called HES Limited for 25 years. Always an able multitasker, Madam Bhat managed her household as well as the rapidly blossoming school with confidence.

People who have been touched by Madam Bhat, even in the slightest way, cannot forget her warm smile and compassionate countenance. She particularly loved smaller children, and her visits would mean a lot to boost the confidence of these children and their teachers.

Today, Madam Bhat is no longer with us. She has passed on to be with her husband in the other world, but her confidence and cheerfulness keeps enlightening us. Over time, she proved herself to be an ideal to be emulated. The void she has left behind cannot be filled, but she has ensured that we have the right tools to carry on.