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years the vade mecum which the received it at the hands of King Board of Education in Whitehall George V. placed in the hands of all women inspectors or teachers proceeding to She was appointed Chairman of the India, to take up higher education of Reception Committee of the All India girls. Womenâ€™s Conference held in Bombay in January 1930. Her opening Her address at Battle Creek College address was a comprehensive review i s h e r f i r s t c o n s i d e r e d of all the important problems pronouncement of the Indian affecting the well-being of Indian situation as a whole. She gave her women directly and indirectly. American audience an excellent birdâ€™s-eye view of the history, the art, Suffering from leukaemia, during the the religions and the races of India, last stages of her illness Lady Tata FROM THEthe Indian States and their rulers, was admitted to a nursing home at and touched upon the condition of Ruthin in North Wales and passed women, their ignorance, and away on June 18, 1931. customs, which stood in the way of their development. She deplored the The ashes of Lady Tata have been backwardness of Indian women and interred at the Brookwood Cemetery expressed her opinion that as much where a beautiful mausoleum has COLLECTIONfreedom and education as the been erected on the site, specially women of Europe and America, their designed in the old Persian style position will never be much to speak after the tomb of King Cyrus. about. In 1932, Sir Dorabji Tata, established Meherbai took a very active part The Lady Tata Memorial Trust in OF THEduring the W ar in raising memory of his wife Meherbai. The contributions. She was also an active Trust spends four-fifths of its income member of the on international research and invites Indian Red applications for awards for personal Cross Society, support for research on leukaemia which she world-wide. One-fifth of its income is TATA CENTRAL ARCHIVESh e l p e d offered to scholars doing scientific generously. In investigations in Indian Universities 1919, her and Institutes in the alleviation of services to the human suffering from diseases. War efforts and women On April 9, 1932, another trust the w e r e Lady Meherbai D. Tata Education r e c o g n i s e d Trust was founded by Sir Dorabji Tata when she was offering scholarships for work in created a specific fields as indicated in her Will. Commander of King George V invests the British Lady Tata with the Empire and C.B.E., 1919.