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Parents of Slain Santa Fe Exchange Student Start Foundation in Her Name

Parents of Slain Santa Fe Exchange Student Start Foundation in Her Name

Houston: More than two years after the Santa Fe High School shooting, the family of a Pakistani exchange student killed during the massacre is determined to keep her memory alive through a new foundation that will provide university scholarships to low-income Pakistani women. Abdul Aziz Sheikh and Farah Naz are hopeful this nonprofit initiative, the […]

Akshaya Patra Texas Cities Raise $950,000 with Tech for Change Gala

Akshaya Patra Texas Cities Raise $950,000 with Tech for Change Gala

By Ankita Narula AUSTIN: The Akshaya Patra Foundation held its Virtual Gala – Technology for Change on Saturday, July 25th, and raised $950,000 for feeding mid day meals to school children in India. The Texas gala was hosted by the cities of Austin, Dallas and Houston. Close to 1,000 businesses, non-profits, government officials, philanthropic leaders, […]

Drive-Through Food Distribution Performed at India House

Drive-Through Food Distribution Performed at India House

HOUSTON: True to their mission of serving the community, India House resumed their free food distribution program for needy families on Monday, July 20, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:30 pm. Worth a weeks supply of food items (Fresh produce and groceries) were distributed to approximately 175 needy families by a contactless drive-through distribution following […]

In Hour of Need, the Ekal Foundation” Stands by the Community

In Hour of Need, the Ekal Foundation” Stands by the Community

HOUSTON: When the ‘Covid-19’ pandemic brought the worldwide life to a grinding halt, it posed a grave economic concern to Ekal movement. Currently, it has presence in over 102,000 villages and reach to 300,000 such pockets of humanity. In absence of usual stage performances for fundraising, the future of its numerous projects was in jeopardy. […]

In Constrained Times, Pratham Gala Shows Limitless Learning

In Constrained Times, Pratham Gala Shows Limitless Learning

                    BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: Many charities around the world have been hard hit by the constraints forced the novel corona virus on participation by their members and supporters. While others have turned to the Zoom platform to reach out, it has severe limitations in size […]

India Culture Center Continues Covid-19 Relief Efforts with Local Agencies

India Culture Center Continues Covid-19 Relief Efforts with Local Agencies

HOUSTON: India Culture Center is continuing its mission to provide face marks and food distribution to assist the needy and first responders throughout the region, including Houston Police Department, City of Stafford and Fort Bend County. May 5th – Delivered  Meals to Houston Police Department were Present were Ajit Patel and ICC President Jasmeeta Singh. […]

India House Provides Meals at Hospitals

India House Provides Meals at Hospitals

HOUSTON: India House continues to appreciate the hard work and dedication of Houston’s frontline medical workers at various hospitals across the city. On Friday, May 22, 2020 India House provided lunch and dinner to healthcare professionals and staff at Baylor’s St. Luke’s Hospital at Medical Center, Houston. The food distribution was sponsored by India House […]

Sewa Releases $10,000 in First Tranche of Amphan Disaster Relief

Sewa Releases $10,000 in First Tranche of Amphan Disaster Relief

HOUSTON: Sewa International has announced the first tranche of $10,000 toward rescue and relief operations as Super Cyclone Amphan devastated two states in India: Odisha and West Bengal.Amphan, which began forming on May 16 and dissipated today, May 21, has caused widespread damage to infrastructure in the coastal states of Odisha and West Bengal as […]

Pratham Houston Launches Summer Readathon for Children

Pratham Houston Launches Summer Readathon for Children

HOUSTON: Worry. Despair. Hopelessness. These are the emotions running through millions of people in India, as they battle poverty every single day. Today, 75% of the Indian population earn no more than $78 per month. With little to no opportunities in sight, the future generations have no choice but to give in to the endless […]

Hindu Charity—HC4A— Launches in the Houston Metro

Hindu Charity—HC4A— Launches in the Houston Metro

HOUSTON: The HC4A (Hindu Charities for America, a non-religious 501c charity) “Serve Where You Live” Houston area kick-off event was held at the end of April 2019 at the Sugar Creek Montessori School in Stafford (southwest Houston) and it was a grand success! Apart from Austin-based founder Mr. Harish Kotecha and stalwart member Mr. Dinesh […]

IMAGH’s 10th Eid Milan Highlights How Ideas Can Shape the World

IMAGH’s 10th Eid Milan Highlights How Ideas Can Shape the World

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: Neither the heavy downpour nor the occasion of Father’s Day could dampen the spirits of the 500 invited guests who came to this year’s Eid Milan gala organized by the Indian Muslim Association of Greater Houston and held last Sunday, June 16 once again at the Marriott Hotel in Westchase. And […]

Sikh National Center Holds 4th Annual Blood Drive Onsite

Sikh National Center Holds 4th Annual Blood Drive Onsite

HOUSTON: One pitch to give blood is “and be a hero” and for most people it rings true enough to make their way to the Blood Center van. Two Sundays ago, on June 2 – four days before the 75th commemoration of the D-Day – the invasion of Normandy in World War II – the […]

Club 24 Plus Members Enjoy Casino Royale: 007 James Bond Style

Club 24 Plus Members Enjoy Casino Royale: 007 James Bond Style

BY PRAMOD KULKARNI     CYPRESS: Casino Night brings to mind the exciting Hollywood images of Casino Royale and our intrepid hero: 007 James Bond. While only two of the men of Club 24 Plus were dressed in Bond style tuxedos or white jackets, the women were certainly were dressed to kill. And kill they […]

Honor for Pratham Houston President Asha Dhume

Honor for Pratham Houston President Asha Dhume

HOUSTON: At the Board meeting on May 29, Pratham Houston President Asha Dhume was presented a plaque by Pratham CFO and Pratham National Board member, Mr. Swatantra Jain in recognition of her hard work, commitment and dedication to the cause of Pratham and for the upliftment of the underprivileged children of India. The entire Board […]

Ekal’s “Ek Surili Shaam Ekal Ke Naam” Was a Roaring Success

Ekal’s “Ek Surili Shaam Ekal Ke Naam” Was a Roaring Success

HOUSTON: Approximately 850 people were witness to a magical musical evening hosted by Ekal Vidyalaya at the U of H Cullen Performance Hall on June 1st, 2019. The event kicked off with a mouth-watering dinner catered by Dawat Catering, wherein Houstonians found a perfect venue to meet and greet with other patrons. One could sense […]

Tagore’s Shanti Niketan is Reimagined in a Bayou City Setting

Tagore’s Shanti Niketan is Reimagined in a Bayou City Setting

BY JAWAHAR MALHOTRA HOUSTON: It is a testament to the persuasive power of his philosophy of life and harmonious coexistence that Rabindranath Tagore is immortalized the world over in one manner or the other. In the Bayou City, his presence has been felt since 1974 when the Tagore Society of Houston was formed around the […]

UNICEF Gala Raises $1 Million, Honors Boggios, Lester Smith

UNICEF Gala Raises $1 Million, Honors Boggios, Lester Smith

HOUSTON: The 6th Annual UNICEF Gala was held at the Post Oak Hotel on May 3 to a ballroom full of the cream of Houston society drawn to the common cause of helping children worldwide. Honorary chairs for the event were the Houston power couple of Nat and Leela Krishnamurthy (also a Director of the […]

Ekal Vidalaya Fundraiser June 1 at UH Cullen Auditorium

Ekal Vidalaya Fundraiser June 1 at UH Cullen Auditorium

                Houston: The Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, USA is a registered, tax-exempt (501C), nonprofit service organization dedicated to bringing education and village development to rural India. Ekal is the largest grassroots, Non government organization (NGO) operating in remote and tribal villages of India. Ekal currently operates 85,000+ schools in […]

Club 24 + Celebrates 13 Years of Philanthropy

Club 24 + Celebrates 13 Years of Philanthropy

                                                        By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: Over the years, the Club 24 Plus events has not been so much the program that will follow but the anticipation of […]

Pratham Houston Raises Record $4.5 Million at 20th Anniverary Gala

Pratham Houston Raises Record $4.5 Million  at 20th Anniverary Gala

PRESS RELEASE HOUSTON: On Saturday, April 20, 2019, more than 900 guests attended the dazzling Pratham Houston ‘Sold Out’ gala – celebrating 20 years of Pratham USA and raising a record-breaking $4.5 million – the largest amount by an Indian-American charity. Pratham is dedicated to improving the quality of education for underserved children and youth […]

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