HOUSTON,TX-Every year Ekal Vidyalaya’s Foundation-USA, hosts a series of fund-raising concerts, between February and June, in all major US metropolises by bringing well-known Artistes from India. In addition, the funds are also raised by direct appeals to major donors. ‘Ekal’ hosted 62 concerts,across U.S. through its satellite ‘Chapters’.
A handful of entrepreneurs have also picked up their own specific projects.Himanshu Shah of ‘Shah Capital’, has taken responsibility to make a cluster of villages ‘environmentally clean’ by devoting his personal resources. Moreover, considering 30% of total funds come into Ekal-coffer, each year, during November-December, Ekal is confident to cross the $7.5 Million mark, this year, just for US alone. This is also a great tribute to its 1,000 strong selfless dedicated volunteers in US.This year ‘Ekal’ had invited two groups of artistes to headline its various events. One group was headed by ‘Rajdeep Chatterjee & Pallabi Roy Chowdhuri and another was by Anand Vinod & Vibhavari Yadav. All the concerts pulled record crowds confirming,not only the popularity of the quality programming but also, people’s overwhelming support to this cause. All concerts were preceded by DVD-briefing on Ekal’s major activities and future plans. During the concerts, the audience was also treated to a highly focused ‘power-point’ presentation that depicted Ekal’s progress,allocation of funds and the model for accountability.
CEO of ZEETV, Dr. Subhash Chandra’s induction as the Chairman of ‘Ekal Global’ has been a boon to “Ekal Abhiyan” in attracting major industrial houses and entrepreneurs.
Earlier this year, “Health Foundation for Rural India, a health wing of “Ekal Abhiyan” had taken a group of medical student from the US to Indian villages under its ‘Internship Program’, not only to acquaint them with unique healthcare problems in rural areas, but also, to groom them for selfless service. For more info visit: www.ekal.org>.