Dear Ekal Family,
It has been a great honor and privilege to serve as the President of Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA for the past five years. This journey has been remarkable thanks to the guidance, support, and encouragement provided by every one of you – the donors, volunteers, and the national executive team. In addition to being a tremendous learning experience for me personally, it has also given me the opportunity to connect with so many of you who are similarly passionate about serving the underprivileged. I want to take this opportunity to thank the many donors and Ekal volunteers from across the world with whom I have had the privilege of working, as well as the Ekal office staff whose support has been critical in helping this organization achieve the remarkable growth it has seen.
It is time for me to pass on the baton and it is with great pleasure that I welcome Dr. Subra Dravida as the new President of Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA effective January 1, 2023. Dr. Dravida is no stranger to Ekal, having served in several capacities over the years in support of the organization. Over the last two years, I have been fortunate to have worked closely with Dr. Dravida in his role as the Executive Vice President of this organization. A graduate of IIT Madras with a PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he currently serves as the VP of Technology at Qualcomm and holds several patents in his name. His passion and dedication to the organization is exemplar and I am confident that we will continue to see Ekal ascend to new heights under his leadership.
I wish you a very happy New Year and look forward to continuing to remain actively engaged with Ekal for years to come.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Dravida in his new role as the President of Ekal USA.
Past President, Ekal USA
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation (EVF) Australia chapter launched in Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, one of the states of Australia.
Smt Manju Srivastava visited Melbourne from the 2nd December to 5th December 2022. Meeting was held on 4th December, Sunday in the office of Shri Kanishka Goel, one of the inital members of EVF Melbourne. The meeting was presided over by Shri Devendra, the senior past president of Sydney chapter who came to participate in the establishment of the new chapter in Melbourne.
Smt Manju didi presented a remarkable journey that Ekal has made over the last 33 years, new initiatives, success stories and the future vision for 2030.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Shri Devendra announced the names of the office bearers and members of the executive committee of EVF Australia Melbourne chapter.
The current team -
President: Shri Vipin Gaindhar
Vice President: Shri Sunil Dixit
Secretary: Shri Rahul Gupta
Joint Secretary: Shri Kanishka Goel
Three successive meetings took place which included a detailed presentation on Ekal by Smt Manju Didi who came to Adelaide to take part in the Diwali Mela. A chapter of South State Australia in Adelaide was formed. Shri Chirag, a senior person amongst the Indian diaspora was instrumental in establishing the chapter. Without his support and encouragement and guidance it would not have been possible for Ms Vijayta to get the support of friends and volunteers to form the chapters.