July 21, 2017
BENEFITING: Asha for Education
EVENT DATE: Jul 21, 2017
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela
I can strongly resonate with this quote. Because today, I wouldn't have been a PhD candidate at Purdue, if it was not for few philanthropists and charitable foundations in India. My entire undergraduate education at ICT including living expenses was fully supported by need-based scholarships and voluntary financial gifts. Moreover, without these scholarships and financial gifts, I couldn't have appeared the graduate admissions tests, applied to 10 different US universities or even bought my one-way airline ticket to reach to Purdue.
On occasion of my 26th birthday, I am making a contribution towards education of underprivileged children in India through Asha for Education. Asha for Education (ashanet.org) is a non-profit organization which undertakes numerous projects for underprivileged children in India, to provide them access to basic education. Therefore, I would like to keep my birthday celebration very simple, and if you can join hands with me for making this contribution, that will be my best birthday gift. Cheers! :) :) :)
P.S. To start a fundraiser, I am required to set a goal. But there is really no lower or higher limit, and all proceedings will directly go to Asha for Education.