Curriculum Vitae of Shameen Thakur-Rajbansi
Mrs Shameen Thakur-Rajbansi was born on 17 November 1964, in Durban.
- SE Vawda Primary School – Newcastle
- St Oswald’s Secondary – Newcastle 1982
- Pharmacy Degree (BPharm.MPS) University of Durban Westville (UDW) 1987
- Continuing Pharmacy Education Certifications
- Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of KwaZulu-Natal, (UKZN) 2010,
- Elective: Global Studies, Certification in Governance & Leadership, University of South Africa, 2011,
- Advanced Certification in Governance and Public Leadership, University of Witwatersrand, (WITS) 2013.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Management: Public Administration, (WITS) 2015.
(iii) Private Cultural Studies:
- Hindi studies (primary level), Hindi Siksha Sang (HSS)
(iv) Current Studies:
- Master’s Degree Public Admin Diploma (WITS)
- Internship: Ladysmith Provincial Hospital
- Retail Pharmacy: practiced from 1990 to 2010
- Elected to KZN Legislature for 4 consecutive terms, 1999; 2004; 2009; 2014.
- Currently serves as a Provincial Member of Parliament on various committees.
- Head girl at St Oswald’s High School 1982
- Matric: Most Promising Student Award
- School debates trophies: Jan Hofmeyer Trophy, Incandu Jaycees Trophy and Chetty Shield
- Silver Medal for Ballet 1976
- Golden Key International Honour Society Membership at UKZN 2010
- Top Student – WITS University: Public Management, Leadership & Governance 2013
- AMMAN Award in 2000 – Shree Mariamman Temple – Mount Edgecombe
- Lifetime Achievement for the Gay Oscar Award – Gay Fraternity
- Philanthropy Award for Social Responsibility & Community Upliftment- SA Hindu Dharma Sabha -2015
- The Culture India Pageant Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Work and Philanthropy- India Sa Pageant -2015
- AMMAN Award in 2017 – Shree Mariamman Temple – Mount Edgecombe
- GOPIO Community Service Award 2017 – GOPIO International – Durban
(iv) International Awards
- Lifetime Achievement Award, New Delhi 2007 – India International Friendship Society
- Gargi Award – Institute of Vihangam Yoga 2013
- Bharath Gaurav Award, New Delhi 2014 – India International Friendship Society, Hindu Dharma Society -2014,
- Mahatma Gandhi Samman Award, New Delhi 2015
- Glory of India Award, Bangkok 2015
- Motivational speaker on any subject
- Strong leadership abilities