The Akanksha Fund’s fourth annual gala, held at Cipriani 25 Broadway on May 10th, was a resounding success. Over 400 people attended the sold-out gala which raised close to $1 million for Akanksha’s work in India. The gala featured two 8th grade Akanksha students from Mumbai, Prajwal Gayen and Nirjala Sharma. They spoke of the power of education and how Akanksha has changed the course of their lives. During a fireside chat, moderated by famous Indian actor Boman Irani, the students described overcoming obstacles familiar to so many of our students and gaining the tools and skills to succeed through their Akanksha teachers.
Boman Irani entertained the audience with a breath-taking rendition of “My Way” by Frank Sanatra and spoke of visiting Akanksha’s schools and seeing the power of what education can do for children and their families.
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Our Young Professionals Spring Mixer was a huge success, thanks to our very industrious YP board: Sanjana Datwani, Kishore Eechambadi, Suren Lalwani, Rhea Mody and Vipin Shri! It was lovely meeting everyone, and we hope to see you again at future events.
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