Dato’ Saroja Dev Param, DSNS, AMN, PPN, PPT, PJK, PKL, Justice of the Peace, Malaysia. A teacher, she was a pioneer in education in various rural areas in Malaysia. She and her late husband Mr. V. S. Param PJK, PKL, JP started two Government English Schools in 1954 and 1958. In these schools, they developed programmes of multicultural activities and sports, often involving the community, to complement the academic curriculum so that children received a holistic education. She retired from teaching in 1980.