Dr. Deepak Chopra and Actor Sonu Sood to join Akshaya Patra USA Partnerships for Happiness Virtual Gala on April 24th. | News Direct

Dr. Deepak Chopra and Actor Sonu Sood to join Akshaya Patra USA Partnerships for Happiness Virtual Gala on April 24th.

News release by The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA

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Akshaya Patra USA will hold its first virtual gala of 2021, Partnerships for Happiness, on Saturday, April 24, 5:30 p.m. EDT / 2:30 p.m. PDT to raise funds for hunger relief to migrant families and the mid-day meal beneficiaries in India. The event hosts are the Boston, Buffalo, Grand Rapids, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia chapters.


Dr. Deepak Chopra and Actor Sonu Sood to join Akshaya Patra USA Partnerships for Happiness Virtual Gala on April 24.


“The purest form of happiness is a child’s smile. It is what motivates us (at Akshaya Patra) to continue to provide nutritious, hot meals to our beneficiaries, so they are not deprived of an education and smile knowing they each have a bright future ahead.” Said Vandana Tilak, CEO of Akshaya Patra. “It is thanks to our supporters, donors, corporate sponsors, and partners that we can come together and make this happen.”

Moderating the event will be the astute business leader, Milind Pant, CEO of Amway; he will have a fireside chat with the brilliant Sonu Sood, Bollywood actor and humanitarian. Later, world-renowned Dr. Deepak Chopra, Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, will be speaking on the ‘Nature of Reality - Metahuman.’ There will be musical performances by the talented singer and songwriter Abby V and beautiful multifaceted dancer Vinaini Jayasinghe throughout the event.

Over 1,000 professionals, nonprofits, government officials, and philanthropic leaders will be in attendance to celebrate our beneficiaries, volunteers, and chapter teams. Mark your calendars and register now!

Partnerships for Happiness Event Sponsors

Jaishree & Desh Deshpande

Sanya & Hetal Shah

Rajiv Jain

Ashoo & Rajeev Jain

Jit & Sonia Saxena

Samantha Ganglani

Satya Tiwari

Nidhi Singhal

Satish Gupta

Rama Neti

Bala Bahl

Bela Chandhok & Dr. Vinay Kumar

Susan & Nagendra Raina

Ramika & Bhupen Shah

Dr. Neeru Oberoi & Mr. Arun Oberoi

Jag Bhawan

Atul & Ajita Bhat

Dr. Raman & Dr. Ritu Sood

Amrita & Milind Pant

Meena & Raj Rajgopal

Helen Hunt Bouscaren

Renu & Kedar Gupta

Motwani Jadeja Foundation

Ravi Ika

Juhi Dhawan

Rahul Vinod

Srilekha Tiruvuri

Santhosh Sankigatta Devakumar

Bipin Patel

Vamsi Vangala

Pratima & Venkat Srinivasan

John Boselli

Venkat Kolluri

Lakshmi Paladugu

Meena Mehta

Chandrakala Chinna

Vinita Rampuria

Niraj Bhagwat

Sanjeev & Girija Verma

Srikant Poruri

Dhananjaya & Kathleen Rao

Sukanya Yeminedi

Yaman & Samantha Sharma

Sireesha Gorla

Ravikanth & Malini Rayadurgam

Snehal Desai

Lalit Sudan & Suzanne Sudan

Hemang Pandya

Sushil Tuli

Krishnan Chandrasekhar

Dr. Raja & Sirisha Cheruvu

Sany & Maria Chavan

Shoba & Naga Donti

Vishweshwar Patlolla

Adish & Asha Jain

Longmeadow Rotary

Rohit Mareddy

Anjaneya Gunnamreddy

Ranganath & Sawali Sudarshan

Jeetendra Naidu

Anand & Sumana Rao

Dr. Shanti Bedmutha

Anu & Rama Chitrapu

Bijoo George

Jyoti & Sandip Kapoor

Surya Kiran

Sudheer Kommanavancha

Sanjay Jaiman

Vidya Murthy

Prasad Gullapalli

Megha Joshi

Hari Ganapathy

Brian & Sunita Pereira

Biswajit Sahoo

Apurv & Anupama Gupta

Chava Madhu

Suraj Kapur

Vijeendra Archak

Kulture Khazana

Vishal Mishra

Ameeta & Anjan Mehta

Vinay Vittal

Namrata Anand

Mukti Parupudi

Yash & Jigna Shah

Avinash, Amita, Priya & Chetan Shukla

Hetal Shah

Rakesh, Deval & Poonam Kamdar

Enterprise Bank

Chandu & Eshani Shah

Ganesh & Uma Kaundinya

Ravi & Rohini Sakhuja

Sona & Sunand Menon

Dr. Anand Kanjolia

Shanna O'Reilly

Ramesh & Susan Kapur

Vikesh & Kiran Mahendroo








About Akshaya Patra Established in 2000, Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest NGO school meal program, providing hot, nutritious school lunches to over 1.8 million children in over 19,257 schools through 57 kitchens in 12 states and two Union Territories in India. It costs only $20 to feed a child for an entire school year. Since the COVID-19 lockdown began on March 24th, Akshaya Patra has served more than 121 million meals to migrant workers and our beneficiaries and their families.



Contact Details

Akshaya Patra Foundation USA

Ankita Narula

+1 781-438-3090


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