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Pratham USA Announces New Board Appointments

Pratham USA is thrilled to announce that Seattle-based venture capitalist Sheila Gulati and Dallas Fort-Worth’s Sumeet Jaisinghani have been appointed to our National Board of Directors, effective March 2021.

Sheila is the founder and managing director of Tola Capital, a global private equity firm that focuses exclusively on investments in enterprise software companies. She brings a wide range of industry experience, blending financial and strategic acumen with a broad understanding and passion for software businesses. Sheila has been involved with Pratham...
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Pratham Community gets into the Spirit of Giving

On Saturday, December 12, 2020, Pratham hosted its holiday event, ‘Spirit of Giving.’ It was an evening filled with music, merriment and more – all in support of Pratham’s Digital Learning Villages initiative. The event was watched by over 300 guests. The world’s first South Asian a cappella group, Penn Masala, kicked off the evening on a musical note with a lively performance, and the evening wrapped up with stand-up comedian, Amit Tandon’s, hilarious act. You can view the recording...
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Fareed Zakaria and Anil Kapoor Headline Pratham National Gala

On Saturday, July 18, 2020, Pratham hosted its first-ever national gala. More than 1100 supporters from across the US attended the virtual fundraiser, which featured CNN Host and Washington Post columnist Fareed Zakaria, Actor and Producer Anil Kapoor and Singer, Lyricist and Composer Shaan. Dubbed “Pratham Beyond: Make Learning Limitless,” the event raised $2 million, which will provide remote learning to 600,000 children in some of India’s most vulnerable communities across the country.

After welcoming attendees, Pratham USA Chairman Deepak Raj...
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2020 DFW Gala Postponed

In response to the rapidly evolving situation with the coronavirus and the extended uncertainty involved, we have decided to postpone the Pratham DFW Gala 2020 scheduled for May 9. While it is regrettable that the event will be delayed, we wish to prioritize the health and safety of our supporters and the larger community as we heed the advice of medical professionals.

We look forward to celebrating our 25th anniversary with you later this year while we strive to ensure that...
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Students at UT Dallas launch Pratham Club

In 2017, Astha Khiani, a student at the University of Texas at Dallas, decided to start a club to support Pratham programs in India. She and a small group of students held bake sales, manned booths, and gave dance workshops, among other activities, to raise funds and awareness for the organization’s mission.

Astha’s decision was inspired by a trip to a Pratham center in Pune. “It helped me put things into perspective.,” she recalls. “The visit also enabled me to understand...
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  • Hemakshi Desai
  • Dr. Manish Dhawan
  • Shridhar Mittal
  • Paul Pandian
  • Ashok Patel
  • Yogi Patel
  • Dr. Leena Shroff
  • Om Singla
  • Hasmukh Vankawala

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  • Atul Barve
  • Dr. Nikhil Bhayani
  • Suman Chepuri
  • Sumeet Jaisinghani
  • Dr. Lav Kapadia
  • Dr. Rohini Mehta
  • Shabnam Modgil
  • Ron Parikh
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