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Ekal Vidyalaya raises over $2Million at its first ever Gala in Los Angeles
Ekal Vidalaya organizes a fundraiser event, Meet & Greets with Movie star Vivek Oberoi
Milestone of reaching 100,000 Ekal schools by the end of this year

Los Angeles, Sep. 15, 2019
Bani Mukherjee/ A.Gary Singh

Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of Los Angeeles Organized a Fundraising Event to meet and greet with Movie star Vivek Oberoi at Hyatt Regency, 200 South Pine Ave, Long Beach , California around 6.30pm.  

Suresh Iyer - Gala Co-Convenor Anil Parekh - Gala Co-Convenors Emily Musil Church  

In a well organized glittering event at the picturesque Hyatt Regency Long Beach ball room, Ekal Vidyalaya presented its first Gala event in Los Angeles featuring Bollywood celebrities Vivek Oberoi, Omi Vaidya and the Executive Director of XPrize Foundation, Ms. Emily Church as the keynote speaker.

In his welcome address, Suresh Iyer, the CEO of Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation noted that the Gala was to celebrate Ekal Vidyalaya's soon to achieve reaching the goal of 100,000 schools in as many villages it serves by the year end to thunderous applause. Ekal currently operates 95,000 schools educating over 2.5 Million children, more than half of this being girls. Iyer also provided the roadmap of Ekal for the next 5 years with a focus to digitally transform the 100,000 schools and provide last mile health services using digital platforms. 

................................................................................................................................................Vivek Oberoi, a Bollywood film star


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Vivek Oberoi- Speech at Vivek Oberoi- Speech at Suresh Iyer - Co-Convenor Suresh Iyer - Co-Convenor Bani Mukherjee (L)
at AjayKeshap/ Sukhi's House B at AjayKeshap/Sukhi's House-A

Dr. Church is the Executive Director of the Global Learning XPRIZE, and also works on education and outreach for the Foundation. Emily Musil Church is a strategist and thought leader combining the worlds of research, innovation, and global development. Prior to joining XPRIZE, she spent over a decade in academia where as a professor she specialized in African history, human rights, and women’s global issues. Dr. Church has a Ph.D. and M.A. from UCLA, and a B.A. from Drew University. She won a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship and has conducted in-depth research in over a dozen countries on three continents. She serves on the OECD’s Senior Advisory Group for Blended Finance and the Advisory Board of the Center for Technology & Workforce Solutions.

The President of India said:

The Ekal Abhiyan Trust helps 2.2 million children - 52 percent of them girls - access education. Many of its initiatives benefit tribal communities; all of its initiatives are a tribute to the Mahatma and his vision.

The Prime Minister of India said:

Education is a strong means to empowerment and Ekal Abhiyan Trust is working in remote areas. so that children from tribal families get the opportunity to study. Their role in furthering women empowerment is laudatory. Congratulations to them for the Gandhi Peace Prize 2017




PRIVATE PARTY AT Ajay Keshap/ Sukhi's House

Sukhi (Sukhwinder K.Singh); Vivek Oberoi, Ajay Keshap

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( L to R) Vinod Sagar, Ravi Sagar, Rajbir Singh Husson, Ajay Keshap, Vivek Oberoi, Sukhi