of India

Gala - New York, NY

a better future starts with educating every child.

Saturday, October 13, 2018
6:30 PM

Cipriani, 55 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005.

Festive and Formal Attire

Featured Entertainment

Fabulous bollywood music concert featuring Bishakh Jyoti and Suchetana Sinha, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstars, accompanied by a live orchestra.

Join John Sculley (former CEO Apple and Pepsi), Dr. Subhash Chandra (Chairman, ZeeTV), business leaders and young entrepreneurs to celebrate and support Ekal’s mission. We hope to see you all to join us and make this a great success.


John Sculley

John Sculley in one of America’s best-known business leaders. Few entrepreneurs have been as successful across so many fields as Sculley. He has served as CEO of both Pepsi and Apple. He continues to be active in the startup space investing in high-tech startups.

Anupam Kher

India’s finest actor, author, motivational speaker, educationist, adorned with the prestigious Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards, Anupam Kher has acted in 500+ films, has received two National Film Awards and eight Filmfare Awards and is known to the western audiences for his roles in Golden Globe nominated Bend it like Beckham, Oscar Nominated Silver Linings Playbook and the highly acclaimed The Big Sick. The BAFTA and the SAG nominee is acting in NBC’s highly anticipated medical drama NEW AMSTERDAM. He cares deeply about causes and has done much work supporting underprivileged children.

Dr. Subhash Chandra

Chairman of the Essel Group of Companies. Referred to as the Media Moghul. he revolutionized the television industry by launching India’s first satellite television channel - Zee TV in 1992 and later the first private news channel, Zee News. ZEE as a brand today, has achieved a global recognition, reaching over 1 billion viewers in 171 countries.


Mohan Wanchoo

Chairman & CEO, EC Infosystems

Chirag Patel, Co-Chair

Chairman & CEO
Amneal Pharmaceuticals

Bipin Shah, Co-Chair

Chairman & CEO
Kovair Inc.

Krishna Ika, Co-Chair

Chairman and CEO
Brainwave Science Inc.

Dr. Rakesh Shreedhar
MD, Co-Chair




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Unable to attend on October 13?

If you cannot join us on the night of the gala, you can still contribute to the future of India. Gifts can be made online to help support this important cause.

The Future of India Gala is a powerful way to build a deeper engagement between yourself or your business and Ekal Vidyalaya. Consider joining us as a valued table sponsor and/or supporting one of our special projects.

Select from six different table sponsor options. Featuring benefits like exclusive pre-event reception, and onsite promotion.

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Support the positive impact Ekal has on children and their families.

Ekal's mission is india's mission.

Ekal Vidyalaya is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a targeted mission of eradicating illiteracy and bringing basic education to children across rural India. Currently, Ekal operates nearly 68,000 one-teacher schools, which provide free education to more than 1.7 million children. But, there is more work to be done, as we aim to reach a total of 100,000 villages by 2020.

With your help, in collaboration with our global network of philanthropists and non-profit organizations, we can achieve our goal of eradicating illiteracy in India. And with widespread literacy, the door will be open to a far better future for all of India. One where prosperity is universal, where healthy communities thrive, and where India accelerates its rise onto the world stage.

When you support Ekal, you’re supporting India’s future.

These businesses and families have made a commitment to educating every child in India through Ekal Vidyalaya. Please join the Future of India Gala in thanking them for their support.

Cipriani Wall Street

Address: 55 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005.

Cipriani Wall Street® stands as a triumph of Greek revival architecture, as well as a grand and luxurious venue for events. This New York landmark served as the home of the New York Merchants Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange, the United States Customs House, and the headquarters of the National City Bank. Framed by monolithic columns, Cipriani Wall Street® features a 70-foot ceiling with a Wedgwood dome. Impeccable attention to detail, the finest cuisine and classic service sets the stage for the most sought after social experiences.

Contact Ranjani Saigal at for more information about sponsorships, ticket sales, and partnerships.

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