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New York Tri-State

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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NY Tri-State Gala and Benefit Concert Usher in 25th Anniversary of Pratham

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, the NY Tri-State chapter, celebrated a quarter-century of transforming lives with an exhilarating gala and benefit concert that raised an impressive $4 million to help expand Pratham’s work into 10,000 communities.

Chapter President Rahul Mahajan welcomed guests for cocktails and a medley of Indian street-food in the iconic atrium of 60 Wall Street before they walked across Wall Street, which had been closed specifically for the event, to the Cipriani ballroom for dinner and an intimate...
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Pratham Promotes Education and Equality at NY Gala Featuring Senator Kamala Harris

On Friday, September 28, 2018, more than 600 business and community leaders gathered for a magical evening in celebration of Pratham. The event, held at the elegant Cipriani Wall Street, raised over $3.6 million for our transformative education programs.

California Senator Kamala Harris, who gave the night’s keynote address, connected with the audience through a deeply personal speech that reflected on her upbringing both here in the US and in India. She spoke about her family’s lineage as well as their...
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Ila Paliwal Joins the Pratham USA Board of Directors

Pratham USA is pleased to announce that artist and philanthropist lla Paliwal has been appointed to our board of directors effective immediately.

A classically trained vocalist and composer, Paliwal has contributed to the popularization of Indian music across the globe. She has performed at renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the Dubai World Trade Centre, and the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai. In addition, she works with local...
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Pratham Mumbai: NYU Business Students’ Perspective on “No Child Left Behind”

Last January, NYU Stern School of Business student Srinithi Kumar visited a Pratham program in Mumbai along with some of her classmates. The group was deeply affected the impact the humble facility is making on the lives of underprivileged children amid the stark inequality of the city. Srinithi has shared her thoughts and impressions regarding the experience in a heartfelt essay.

“If you give a man a fish, he won’t go hungry for a day. If you teach him to fish,...
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Leadership

President
Rahul Mahajan

Executive Board
  • Paras Bhayani
  • Swapna Chandak
  • Alpesh Chokshi
  • Rohit Chopra
  • Sheru Chowdhry
  • Dinyar Devitre
  • Vik Hebatpuria
  • Sheila Hooda
  • Prashant (PJ) Juvekar
  • Aman Kapadia
  • Rohit Kapoor
  • Raman Kapur
  • Atul Khanna
  • Sunil Kumar
  • Kavita Mahtani
  • Sameer Maru
  • Manjula Menon
  • Anjna Motwani
  • Shilpa Mullan
  • Jignesh Patel
  • Deepak Raj
  • Shilpa Sanger
  • Anand Sanwal
  • Gagan Singh
  • Manoj Singh

Stories

Parth’s and Sarina’s Story: Gaining Perspective and Bringing About Change

Akshar’s Story: 3 R’s and an M