The
FUTURE
OF INDIA
VIRTUAL GALA

Saturday, November 13, 2021
8:30 PM EST

No registration required.

EKAL GALA 2021

The 5th annual Future of India Gala at Ekal is a premiere event featuring fireside chats from three distinguished speakers - Niren Chaudhary, CEO of Panera Bread (his life story is made into the famous Netflix Film “The Sky is Pink”), Renu Khator, Chancellor, University of Houston System and Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Founder of Biocon Limited. Innovative entertainment selections will be interspersed throughout the gala to make this event enlightening and entertaining.

FEATURING DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS

Renu Khator
Renu Khator
Chancellor, University of Houston System, President, University of Houston

Only the second woman to hold the position, Khator has led the transformation of University of Houston into a Top-Tier Institution.

Niren Chaudhary
Niren Chaudhary
CEO, Panera Bread

An undisputed leader of corporate leadership on a global scale in the food retail industry, Chaudhary has steered Panera during the difficult Pandemic times using very innovative methods to manage the bottom line, take care of the employees and give back to the community. His family’s inspirational story is the plot of the famous Priyanka Chopra starrer, “The Sky is Pink”.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Executive Chairperson and Founder of Biocon Limited and Biocon Biologics Limited

India's richest self-made woman, she founded India's largest listed biopharmaceutical firm by revenue, in 1978. Under her aegis, Biocon delivers on the promise of making medicines accessible and affordable to millions of patients worldwide.

GALA CO-CHAIRS

MOHAN WANCHOO

Chairman & CEO - EC Infosystems

KAMLESH SHAH

President - Synoptek LLC




CORE TEAM

  • Anil Parekh
  • Suresh Iyer
  • Subra Dravida
  • Arun Gupta
  • Ramesh Shah
  • Ranjani Saigal
  • Seema Gupta
  • Pratibha Goyal
  • Yogi Patel
  • Madhu Bansal
  • Prakash Shah
  • Ankita Shah

Unable to attend on November 13?

If you cannot join us on the night of the gala, you can still contribute to the future of India. Gifts can be made online to help support this important cause.

EKAL GALA 2020

Donations Received

US $5,000

Pledges
Made

US $0

Donors

Sandeep Belani
Long Island City, NY

US $5,000

Pledges

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EKAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS - $1,825

Covers 5 Schools.
$365 per school per year.

E-SHIKSHA - TEACHING TABLETS - $15,000

Covers 30 Schools.

TAILORING TRAINING CENTER - $30,000

Covers capital expenditures and operating expenses for 3 years.

DIGITAL LITERACY TRAINING CENTER - $30,000

Covers Capital Expenditures and Operational Expenses for 3 years.

TELEMEDICINE - $50,000

Covers 30 Villages

EKAL ON WHEELS - $70,000

Covers capital expenditures and operating expenses for 3 years.

INTEGRATED VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT - $250,000

Over 5 Years

GRAMOTHAN RESOURCE CENTER - $350,000

Over 5 Years

ABOUT EKAL

Ekal Vidyalaya is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a targeted mission of eradicating illiteracy and bringing basic education to children across rural India. Currently, Ekal operates nearly 79,675 one-teacher schools, which provide free education to more than 2.1 million children. But, there is more work to be done, as we aim to reach a total of 100,000 villages by 2021.

With your help, in collaboration with our global network of philanthropists and non-profit organizations, we can achieve our goal of eradicating illiteracy in India. And with widespread literacy, the door will be open to a far better future for all of India. One where prosperity is universal, where healthy communities thrive, and where India accelerates its rise onto the world stage.

When you support Ekal, you're supporting India's future.

Ekal - Empowering 100 Million Villagers to ATMANIRBHAR (Self-Reliant)

Literacy

79,000+ Schools, with 2.1+ Million Children

Digital Literacy

E-Shiksha (Tablets in Schools), Ekal on Wheels (Mobile Computer Labs)

Health

Tele-Medicine, Arogya Resource Centers

Skill Training

Tailoring, Organic Farming, Computers, Mobile Repair etc.

Integrated Village Development

Gramothan Resource Centers (GRC)
THE FUTURE OF INDIA GALA IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY EKAL VIDYALAYA.

Contact at eventusa@ekal.org or ranjani.saigal@ekal.org for more information about the virtual gala 2020 event.

1-855-352-5872 | ekalusa@ekal.org
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