Tara Jauhar has been awarded Padma Sri this year

The President, Shri Ramnath Kovind, confers Padma Sri to Tara Didi at the Civil Investiture Ceremony-I held in Rashtrapathi Bhavan on 21st March 2022 for her contributions in the field of Literary and Education

Taradi grew up in Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry under the loving care of The Mother, Sri Aurobindo's spiritual collaborator. Now in her late 80s, Taradi shared an intimate relationship with the Mother for decades, before returning to Delhi and working with her father in establishing :

  • The Mother's International School, which is regarded as one of the finest educational institutions in the country.
  • Mirambika Free Progress School & it's pioneering efforts in early childhood education has received national recognition for "spiritual approach to education".
  • The Vocational Trainee program : Taradi pioneered in the 1980s has transformed the lives of thousands of rural youth from practically every state in the country.
  • Taradi has also established spiritual centers in the Himalayan
    region, which welcome seekers of all paths for individual and collective sadhana.
  • Taradi has written books narrating her own spiritual journey under the Mother's Light and there are several videos online, in which she shared her experiences.
  • A Karma yogi and very approachable & loving elder sister to thousands, Taradi is surely a worthy recipient who represents India's lofty spiritual tradition.