Dr. Swaroop Sampat receives an honorary doctorate for her contribution in the field of education

It was a proud moment for India as Dr. Swaroop Sampat Rawal along with Aarti Qanungo, a school teacher made it to the final 50 contenders in the Global Teacher Prize 2019. The University of Worcester felicitated educationalist and actress Dr. Swaroop Sampat Rawal received an honorary doctorate for her contribution to the field of education. The event was attended by ministers, education leaders and eminent personalities. Vinod Tawde, Education Minister, was the Chief Guest of Honor in the event while Paresh Rawal graced the occasion as Special Guest.

The University has teamed up with Dr. Swaroop Sampat Rawal to offer a new training program to teachers through schools. This new diploma will better equip the teachers in delivering better skills to children.



Paresh Rawal took to social media congratulating her on the special occasion, "Making  India and family proud. Jai Ho !"



On receiving the doctorate, Dr. Sampat-Rawal said, "It’s my proud privilege to receive the honorary doctorate and indeed an honor to be recognized for my work towards the cause of education and inclusion. When I proposed to teach life skills in the government primary school in my home state of Gujarat, its then-chief minister, and now India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, instantly agreed to my vision and plan. At that point, my focus was on dealing with mental health issues among students, a much neglected and even lesser understood aspect of their academic and social life. I have come a long way with the support of the state government, schools, and teachers, but a lot needs to be done", she continued, "I am very excited about this new diploma in Personal Social Education as it will impact the lives of teachers and students immensely. I am delighted to be working in partnership with the University to deliver this new Diploma. My work in India aligns perfectly with the ethos of the University of Worcester because it is based on inclusion and ensuring achievement for all, which is something about which the University of Worcester too is passionate. The University has a long history of excellent teacher training, so with who else would I want to work? This new Diploma in Personal Social Education will better equip teachers to deliver life skills that are much needed in today’s world to children. The Diploma builds on the University of Worcester’s long history of teacher training and its commitment to inclusion.”

Dr. Swaroop Sampat-Rawal married to actor Paresh Rawal in 1987 and has two sons, Aniruddh and Aditya. She became successful with the TV show, Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi. Dr. Swaroop Sampat Rawal also won Miss India contest in 1979 and represented India at Miss Universe in the same year. She also starred in several films which include, NARAM GARAM, NAKHUDA, HIMMATWALA and several others.