Monday, December 10, 2007

Pratham USA

I had written about Pratham's Read India books a while ago. Pratham has a US presence as well, trying to raise funds to support its universal education efforts in India. In addition to the gala fund raisers and cultural programs, etc., I found this heart-warming nugget in one corner of Pratham's newsletter:
Ankur Bhagat, a New York resident, jumped off Kjerag (sha-rag), a 3000-feet high cliff in the Norwegian fjords with only a parachute strapped to his back to raise funds for Pratham USA and spread awareness about its work. He raised over $3,000 from his family and friends. Ankur described his jump as being both chilling and exhilarating and “worthy of the cause it supported”.

Hats off to his commitment.

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13 comments:

Jawahara Saidullah said...

You are tagged. Check out my blog.

DesiGirl said...

sheesh! she stole the words right out of my mouth. boo!

http://desigirl.net.in/blog/2007/12/12/the-therapeutic-tag/

Zarinah said...
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I love Lucy said...

Sujatha,yelli maya aagbitri?!
Wish a very happy new year :)

bird's eye view said...

Sujatha,

haven't seen you blogging for ages...we miss you...come back! Hopefully to inspire you, I've tagged you at

http://rain-bowdays.blogspot.com/2008/01/tagged.html

hazlanbh said...
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Hilal said...

Sujatha! Please come back to your readers!

PS: You live in the US now?

Warmly,

~Hilal

Sujatha said...

Hi guys! Thank you for your messages. Have been very busy with some remodeling going on at home. Half the house was torn out at one point and although things are slowly getting back to normal, the kitchen is still in the dining room and there's plastic sheets all over. Do hope to return soon!

Hilal, yes, am back in the US. Great to see you here. Hope you're doing good. :)

bird's eye view said...

Hi Sujatha,

You can email me at priyagayatri@gmail.com. Good luck with the remodeling - the smallest of home repairs can be so disorienting!

B o o said...

Hi Sujatha, Missing your posts. Hope the remmodeling goes smooth and fast. Come back soon. :)

choxbox said...

sujatha, come back faast.

Sunshine said...

Hi Sujatha,

Where have u disappeared?

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