One of South India's most prestigious and reputed universities, which is located in Chennai, is the Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, which is one of the most sought after by students! Following in the footsteps of her father Dr. Jeppiaar, Dr. Mariazeena Johnson has been working towards taking the educational institution to great heights! A vibrant personality with diverse interests, especially in the field of education and philanthropy, Dr. Mariazeena is an icon who is well known in Chennai for everything that she has done to further education and her work in making the society a better place for everybody! Today marks Dr. Mariazeena Johnson's birthday and we wish her an amazing day with a wonderful year ahead!

Apart from taking Sathyabama University to standards on par with national level institutions, Dr. Mariazeena has also initiated a number of efforts for women empowerment. Having been awarded a doctorate for her research on the recent developments in women entrepreneurship and the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs, Dr. Mariazeena has also been a pillar for the setting up of a Women Empowerment Bureau. This Bureau conducts several programmes for the upliftment of underprivileged women and also helps their economic empowerment. As a recognition for all her work, Dr. Mariazeena was selected as one of Top 12 Women Transforming India by NITI Aayog and the UN, in 2016! The former President Pranab Mukherjee has also honoured her as one of the 100 most impactful women in India. 

Dr. Mariazeena Johnson has also associated with World Vision and adopted 21 Panchayat Schools and seven villages, under the "Support My School" project. She has also initiated "My Saturday University", for offering skill development courses for government school students and has also brought about other similar development initiatives for rural and underprivileged youth and women. One of Dr. Mariazeena's latest initiatives is the "Blessed to Bleed" campaign, which is aimed at making low cost sanitary napkins available to women across different strata of society. A leader in the field of education and a person committed to making today's society a better place for the needy, Dr. Mariazeena Johnson is a true visionary and we once again wish her an amazing birthday and many more years of blessed happiness ahead! Happy Birthday!