Rajlakshmi Syam | Director

Appointment Date: Ms. Rajlakshmi Syam was appointed a Director of Nirdhan in January 2018.

Career: Ms. Syam is an eminent pianist and a versatile fashion designer. She has also worked intensely as a Social and Human Rights activist. A major part of her proceeds from her cultural programs go to charity and community services. In recognition for her works and achievements in the various fields, the Indian Postal Department (Govt. of India) has issued a postage stamp in her name and honour, valid to be officially used all over India.

Education: Masters in Business from The University of Queensland, Australia. Ms. Syam has also completed Tourism Management from The University of Queensland, Australia.

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