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  • Akshaya Patra Foundation Exceeds Fundraising Target at Families for Change Virtual Gala Event

    Akshaya Patra Foundation Exceeds Fundraising Target at Families for Change Virtual Gala Event

    The Akshaya Patra Foundation held it’s Families for Change virtual gala on Saturday, September 22, 2020, raising a total of $500,000. The funds will provide COVID relief to migrant workers, including cooked meals and ration boxes for families. The funds will also provide Happiness Kits …

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  • Online Family Resources For a Summer in Shutdown

    Online Family Resources For a Summer in Shutdown

    The summer of 2020 will likely be remembered as one of canceled travel plans, socializing via Zoom, and keeping children busy. For parents who may be working from home or used to children away at summer camp, having the entire family stuck inside can be …

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  • Akshaya Patra Launches Miami Chapter

    Akshaya Patra Launches Miami Chapter

    We are excited to inform you that despite the challenges from the COVID-19 shelter-in-place, AkshayaPatra has successfully launched a Miami and South Florida chapter this year. Miami South Florida now supports the world’s largest mid-day meal program. AkshayaPatra is the world’s largest mid-day meal program …

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  • Class of 2020 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

    Class of 2020 Graduates

    2020 Valedictorians Tina Jethwa, Boca Prep International School GPA: 4.0 (unweighted) College: University of Florida Parents: Deepali and Nilesh Jethwa Academic Awards: IB Diploma recipient (received 5 and higher on all exams), 3 time winner of the President’s Award for Educational Excellence, Florida Bright Futures …

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  • Should I use my 401(k) to fund my child’s college education?

    Should I use my 401(k) to fund my child’s college education?

    By Navneet Pahal You can, but it isn’t your best option. Your 401(k) plan should be dedicated primarily to your retirement. There are two primary drawbacks to using your 401(k) for college funding. First, if you withdraw funds from your 401(k) before you are 59½, …

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  • The Future of India - Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation

    The Future of India – Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation
    By Raj  Shah

    In 2017, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation (EVF) a unique goal of establishing 100,000 schools by the year 2022  – the 75th year of India’s independence. Volunteers and management of Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation accepted this challenge very gracefully and predicted that …

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  • Class of 2020 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

    Indian Americans in the list of 2019 Valedictorians and salutatorians

    Indian American students continue to earn high marks in high school with several on the growing list of Valedictorians/Salutatorians. Here is our Q and A with some local students. Pooja Ghay – Valedictorian School Name: Olympia High School City/State: Windermere, FL GPA: 5.55 College: University …

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  • Nihar Janga: 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Champion

    Nihar Janga: 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Champion

    Nihar Janga, an 8th grader at Canyon Ridge Middle School in Austin, Texas, earned top honors at the 31st annual National Geographic GeoBee National Championship. The annual geography contest was held on May 22, 2019, at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. The competition saw …

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  • 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champions

    2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champions

    Rishik Gandhasri School Name: Chaboya Middle School City/State: San Jose, CA Grade: 7 Age: 13 Accomplishments: Rishik has played 3 different instruments, but his favorite one is the saxophone. He is an active participant in his school band. Sponsering Organization: Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee …

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  • Indian-Americans Dominate the 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee

    Indian-Americans Dominate the 92nd Scripps National Spelling Bee

    Do you know what the common link is for these individuals – Rohan Raja, Karthik Nemmani, Ananya Vinay, Jairam Hathwar, Gokul Venkatachalam, and Sukanya Roy? All are names of Indian-origin, but there is an even greater commonality. Each of these are young students who have …

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