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Puranik Foundation Flourishes at Inaugural Lotus Innovation Awards Gala

Puranik Foundation Flourishes at Inaugural Lotus Innovation Awards Gala

HOUSTON: The Puranik Foundation flourished at the Inaugural Lotus Innovation Awards Gala on Thursday, April 28, 2022, with three generations of women who share a mission of providing educational opportunities that open minds, stimulate holistic perspectives and inspire transformation. The Puranik Foundation and more than 400 guests celebrated the first The Energy Project, a semester-long […]

FCCRS Presents Manish Arora a $20,000 Check

FCCRS Presents Manish Arora a $20,000 Check

HOUSTON: The Foundation For Children Cancer, Research and Support, a Houston-based non-profit held a donor appreciation lunch at Nirvana Restaurant last Sunday, April 11 for those who helped fundraise for Manish Arora, a 43 year-old cancer patient at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center who is battling diffused large B-cell lymphoma. The virtual fundraiser called Umeed (Hope) […]

Wadhwanis Endow Lone Star College Scholarship

Wadhwanis Endow Lone Star College Scholarship

CYPRESS: After nearly two decades of support for the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program at Lone Star College-CyFair, Ishu and Ashok Wadhwani will now provide a financial helping hand with an endowment scholarship. The Wadhwanis, who owned two successful companies specializing in geospatial systems integration and data management services for more than 35 years, said LSC-CyFair’s GIS associate degree program has become […]

FCCRS Hosts Virtual fundraiser for Cancer Patient Manish Arora

FCCRS Hosts Virtual fundraiser for Cancer Patient Manish Arora

HOUSTON: The Foundation For Children Cancer, Research and Support, a Houston-based non-profit held a magnificent on-line fundraiser on Sunday evening, February 27,for Manish Aurora, a 43 year-old cancer patient at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center who is battling a serious cancer, diffused large B-cell lymphoma. The virtual fundraiser called Umeed (Hope) started with the introduction of […]

Rajeev Aluru to Lead Ekal Vidyalaya’s Houston Chapter

Rajeev Aluru to Lead Ekal Vidyalaya’s Houston Chapter

By Manu Shah HOUSTON: Rajeev Aluru inherited more than an analytical and goal oriented mindset from his father. Growing up, he silently observed and absorbed his father’s philanthropic zeal from helping countless families to overseeing the construction of the town’s well known Balaji temple. Similarly driven, Rajeev is leading Ekal Vidyalaya’s educational initiatives as its […]

Akshaya Patra Houston Hosts Informative Dinner

Akshaya Patra Houston Hosts Informative Dinner

HOUSTON: Akshaya Patra Houston Chapter hosted an informative dinner on Friday February 4, 2022. Navin Goel Chief Executive Officer and Ankita Narula Vice President of Development of Akshaya Patra USA were present. Ankita Narula Introduced Navin Goel as well as Houston Chair Ashok Shah, Samrat Bera and Sanjeev Yamdagni. Navin Goel and Ankita Narula gave […]

Annu Naik is Pratham-Houston President

Annu Naik is Pratham-Houston President

HOUSTON: Pratham USA is pleased to announce the appointment of Annu Rao Naik as president of the Houston chapter.Annu will be taking the reins from Dhiren Shethia who has led the chapter to great success despite the pandemic. Under Dhiren’s leadership, the Houston Chapter exceeded its fundraising goals and planned successful events that raised funds for programs in India. […]

Sewa International Ranked Among Top Charitable Organizations

Sewa International Ranked Among Top Charitable Organizations

HOUSTON: Benevity Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, ranked Sewa International among the top of charitable organizations supported by companies and their employees in 2021. In 2020 Sewa International was ranked 375 in Benevity’s list, and at 690 in 2019. Benevity announced on January 20, 2022, its list of the annual top […]

Akshaya Patra Welcomes Navin Goel as CEO

Akshaya Patra Welcomes Navin Goel as CEO

LOS ANGELES: The Board of Akshaya Patra Foundation USA’s Chairman, Siva Sivaram is pleased to announce the appointment of Navin Goel as the new Chief Executive Officer of Akshaya Patra Foundation USA effective December 6th, 2021. “We are eternally grateful for the magnificent leadership that Rajiv Jain has displayed in his short time here at […]

Masterchef Christine Ha Inspires Pratham Luncheon Audience

Masterchef Christine Ha Inspires Pratham Luncheon Audience

HOUSTON: An afternoon of storytelling by a blind chef and restaurateur brought smiles and inspiration to a Houston crowd at the end of a difficult year around the world. The Indian-American community came together on December 9, 2021, at the Pratham Houston luncheon to celebrate resilience and learning for children in India. The highlight of […]

Sewa Gala Celebrated with Watch Parties

Sewa Gala Celebrated with Watch Parties

Sewa International had a gala celebration on December 12, 2021, highlighting the year-round work of its volunteers and their accomplishments in responding to and combating the COVID-19 pandemic as well as serving the local communities in other ways and making an impact beyond the city’s borders. Houston Chapter President, Gitesh Desai, welcomed the Indian Consul […]

Mayor Appoints Col. Vipin Kumar to Houston’s First Food Insecurity Board

Mayor Appoints Col. Vipin Kumar to Houston’s First Food Insecurity Board

Houston: On Wednesday, December 1st 2021 India House’s Executive Director, Col. Vipin Kumar (Retired) was appointed as a board member for the City of Houston’s first Food Insecurity Board, approved by a unanimous vote by the Mayor and City Council. The board will be responsible for advising and making recommendations to the Mayor, Council, and […]

AAPI Governing Body Gala Raises $70K to Combat Human Trafficking

AAPI Governing Body Gala Raises $70K to Combat Human Trafficking

Nashville: During the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) Fall Governing Body Meeting, a Fundraiser gala was held on November 20th, 2021 at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Franklin TN, Suburbs of “Music City” Nashville, TN. The host chapter- AAPI-TN presented FFLI with a fundraised $70,000, in order to help strengthen the efforts […]

Sewa International Distributes 260,000 lbs of Food, Water in Houston

Sewa International Distributes 260,000 lbs of Food, Water in Houston

Houston: Sewa International distributed over 260,000 pounds of food and more than 10,000 liters of bottled drinking water in Houston in six mega distribution drives held in February. Sewa volunteers served more than 7,500 families in food drives held at apartment complexes, senior citizen centers, places of worship, and a United Way distribution center. These […]

Deep Freeze Aftermath: Free Water and PPE Distribution at India House

Deep Freeze Aftermath: Free Water and PPE Distribution at India House

Houston: In response to the boil water notice and busted pipes following the winter storm Uri, India House partnered with Houston City Council Member of District J, Edward Pollard to distribute water, PPE and hand sanitizer. Total 200 cases of water (24 bottles each case) were distributed. Council Member Pollard said, “India House has stepped […]

Community Organizations Help Houstonians Recover from Deep Freeze

Community Organizations Help Houstonians Recover from Deep Freeze

Houston: Several South Asian community organizations gathered their resources to help the needy of Houston to survive the challenges of the Texas deep freeze last week. Among these organizations included India Culture Center, Sewa International and Dawoody Bohra Community of Houston. India Culture Center addressed the need to help Seniors by providing about 400 hot […]

FIS Third Heritage Day Celebrates Indian Cuisine

FIS Third Heritage Day Celebrates Indian Cuisine

By Nish Bhan Houston: Nothing represents India’s diverse history and cultures better than its food. Indian cuisine is known throughout the globe for its variety, bold spices, and exciting flavors.  From delicious dosas in the South to Kashmiri yakhni in the North, no two parts of Indian cuisine are the same.  And, each cuisine in […]

Ekal Foundation’s Unprecedented $6.5 Million Magnificent Gala

Ekal Foundation’s Unprecedented $6.5 Million Magnificent Gala

By Prakash Waghmare On Saturday, December 5, “Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation (EVF)” hosted a magnificent Star-studded Gala, called ‘Future of India’. This Gala-2020 raised record-setting $6.5 Million in pledges & donations for the special projects. The highlight of this virtual event was not only the participation of a galaxy of outstanding personalities, but also, the way […]

Akshaya Patra Raises Covid Relief through A Grand Virtual ‘Gratitude’ Gala

Akshaya Patra Raises Covid Relief through A Grand Virtual ‘Gratitude’ Gala

New York: A grand finale virtual gala of 2020, the Gratitude Gala, was held this past Saturday evening. The Gratitude Gala was a huge success having over 10,000 attendees who viewed the event on Akshaya Patra’s webpage, Facebook, Youtube and TV Asia, and raised over $3 million. The funds raised will provide COVID relief to […]

Tamil Nadu Foundation’s Children’s Day Fund Raising Virtual Event

Tamil Nadu Foundation’s Children’s Day Fund Raising Virtual Event

By Bala J Balachandran Houston: The Tamil Nadu Foundation – Houston Chapter’s (TNF) Children’s Day Event was held virtually on November 15, 2020 to raising funds for adopted school children in Tiruvarur District.  More than fifty people have participated including the coordinators, donors and special guests.  The celebration started virtually at 2pm and went on […]

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