Raleigh-RTP

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 Raleigh-RTP Gala Postponed Until Fall

In response to the rapidly evolving situation with the coronavirus, and at the recommendation of health officials to minimize social interactions and avoid crowds, the leadership team has decided to postpone the 2020 Pratham Raleigh-RTP Gala, scheduled for April 18, until the fall.

While it is regrettable that the event will be delayed, our first priority at this time is to ensure the health and well-being of our community. Our gala committee is formulating plans for an alternate event that reflects...
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Pratham Partnership with Karnataka Yields Promising Results

A recent article in the Times of India highlights the success of our partnership with the government of Karnataka. Pratham has been working with the state since 2016 to provide supplementary learning assistance to fourth and fifth graders. The program, called Read Karnataka, employs our Teaching at the Right Level methodology in approximately 800 government schools throughout the state, primarily in rural areas.

Rigorous data collection over the course of the 60-day intervention show that children’s abilities in grades four and...
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NC State University Students host Charity Dance Competition

On April 2, the South-Asian cultural organization at North Carolina State University, Ektaa partnered with America’s Bollywood Dance Network to host Raleigh’s first ever Bollywood Fusion Dance Competition, Oak City Revolution.

More than 600 people gathered at the newly renovated Stewart Theater located in the Talley Student Center on the NC States campus to cheer on eight elite teams representing the nation’s best collegiate Bollywood Fusion dance teams as they battled for top honors.
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Leadership

President
Rajeev Thalla

Advisory Board
  • Sajjan Agarwal
  • Om and Sudha Dhingra
  • Satpal and Sudha Rathie
Executive Board
  • Gunvant Bhakta
  • Raj Farmah
  • Rohit and Ruchi Gupta
  • Vinod Jindal
  • Mohit and Sonia Pasi
  • Neeraj Sachdeva
  • Retu and Amit Singh
  • Sudha Srikantaswamy and Bhanuprakash Subramanya
  • Rajeev Thalla
  • Ram Valluru
  • Sharad Vora