Aug 07, 2015

Pratham Community Celebrates Summer and Reading


On Sunday, July 19, 2015, volunteers and supporters gathered for our inaugural Pratham Chicago summer picnic.

The weather cooperated wonderfully for a perfect outing at beautiful Glencoe Beach on the North Shore. Families from our rapidly growing Pratham community mingled under a shady trellis by the blue waters of Lake Michigan while enjoying freshly made dosas.

Special guests, Readathon co-chairs Vineeta Salvi and Yogi Patel, flew in from Dallas to join the festivities and congratulate the kids from the Chicago chapter for winning top honors in the Pratham USA Readathon’s Free to Read Matching Challenge, which ended on July 15. Eight young readers who raised the most funds during the challenge were recognized.

Thank you to our book-loving challenge participants: Arjun N, Aarohi M, Adhishree K, Anika T, Mihir M, Reva A, Isha S and Sahil A.

The Pratham USA Readathon helps support the education of Indian children while encouraging kids in the US to read. If you want to get involved in our next Readathon, please email