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Washington, DC Gala 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018​, from 6​:00​ PM to 11:30 PM
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 South Potomac Avenue
Arlington, VA 22202
Save the date for the 2018 Pratham Washington, DC Gala.

DC Community Supports Pratham at Annual Gala

The Washington, DC chapter of Pratham hosted its annual gala on September 30 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA. The event, which was attended by more than 360 guests, raised $275,000 to support Pratham programs. The gala marks a successful year for the DC chapter, which has raised over $500,000 so far.

Actor, writer and filmmaker R. Madhavan made an impassioned plea with his keynote address. He underscored the importance of tangible results when giving back and...
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DC Chapter Showcases Pratham Science Program at STEM Symposium

DC President Chethan Rao and board member Amit Puri represented Pratham at WashingtonExec’s fourth annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) symposium on March 25. A record-setting 3,600 visitors attended the all-day event, at the Nysmith School in Herndon, VA, which provided local families an opportunity to engage with representatives from STEM-focused institutions.
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Pratham DC Gala Sets New Fundraising Record for the Chapter

On October 8, 2016, Pratham Washington, DC chapter hosted its annual gala. The event, held at the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City, was attended by nearly 400 people and raised over $320,000, a new record for the burgeoning chapter.

Guests were treated to a moving keynote address by US-India Business Council President Dr. Mukesh Aghi, who praised Pratham’s efforts in primary education: “The promise of Pratham in trying to educate the girl child is very, very important.” Aghi’s speech went on...
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Sarva Mangal Family Trust Funds Expansion of Pratham Technology Initiatives

Pratham USA is pleased announced a two-year commitment from the Sarva Mangal Family Trust to support the expansion of technology initiatives aimed at assisting Indian middle schoolers (ages 10-14) and young adults (ages 18-30).

Over the past 12 months, we have been experimenting with the use of tablet technology as a way to deliver our educational content to economically disadvantaged children with the primary objective of inspiring and engaging them through self-directed learning.
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Pratham Leadership Visits DC

Dr. Madhav Chavan, president and co-founder of Pratham, and Dr. Rukmini Banerji, CEO, visited with supporters at a dinner hosted by Bhavini and Ketan Tridevi at their home in Oaktown, Virginia. The event, held in April, was attended by many well-wishers from the DC community who had an opportunity to interact with Pratham’s leadership and learn more about the organization’s current activities.
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Advisory Board
  • Dharini Aggarwal
  • Rakesh Bhatia
  • Alpa Bhungalia
  • Ram Karuppusamy
  • Jeannine Piacenza
  • Jai Saboo
  • Dr. Bhavini Trivedi

Executive Board
  • Rajan Bhatia
  • Prem Bajaj
  • Madhu Chawla
  • Shyam Dua
  • Ramesh Gupta
  • Ravi Gupta
  • Amy Hariani
  • Ramesh Mahalingam
  • Ravi Puli
  • Amit Puri
  • Santosh Reddy
  • Shaum Sridharan
  • Neeraj Vohra

Young Professionals Leads
  • Jayna Desai
  • Sid Sathi

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