Posted on April 2, 2013 at 10:08 pm

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Nanubhai Education Foundation Announces Fifth Annual Gala

The Nanubhai Education Foundation will celebrate 9 successful years by hosting a Fundraising Gala in New York City on May 10th. This much anticipated annual event will take place at Midtown Loft and Terrace, an upscale venue in the heart of New York City in Midtown Manhattan.

Spokesman for Nanubhai Education Foundation,Actor Manish Dayal, along with Fashion Designer Payal Singhal, Actor Pooja Kumar, Actor Ami Sheth, Actor Neelu Sodhi, Actor Samrat Chakrabarti, Celebrity Photographer and star of Bravo TV’s Double Exposure Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri, and Indian Supermodel Nina Manuel, will come forth to honor and raise funds for the progress of education in rural India.  Previous gala supporters have included Actors Kal Penn and Sendhil Ramamurthy.

Nanubhai Board Members
Nanubhai Board Members and Celebrities at the 2012 Gala. Photo Credit: 1000 Word Studios

Spokesman for the foundation, Manish Dayal says

“I’m fortunate to have been a part of the Nanubhai team for the past 2 years, and see the substantial growth in our schools.  More specifically, our goals would have been impossible to achieve without the hard work of our Executive Team, our onsite team members, and most importantly you; our supporters.  Without your contributions we are unable to further our mission.  So, lend a hand and join us at our Fifth Annual Gala and help us achieve the partnerships we are cultivating to improve the quality of English language instruction in India’s rapidly globalizing economy.”

The annual gala will be an exciting evening of cocktails, Hors D’oeuvres, entertainment, music, dancing and much more.  Designer Payal Singhal’s “Taj” Summer 2013 collection will add an array of glamour to the venue by draping mannequins in her collection which is inspired by filigree, jaali work and floral inlays seen in Islamic architecture. The gala is the primary source to raise funds for the Nanubhai Education Foundation’s Teacher Training and Professional Development Program, which focuses on enhancing the teaching skills, classroom management techniques and English language capabilities of local teachers.

Nanubhai Gala 2013 3 copy

Ms. Nita Nehru, Executive Director of the Nanubhai Education Foundations explains,

“Working with local teachers to build upon their skills is critical to create sustainable and scalable change in rural India.  We are committed to building a cadre of exceptional local teachers in rural India so that every student that passes through their doors is better educated, eloquent in English and can leverage these skills to access India’s economic opportunities.”

Additional information and announcements can also be found on the Nanubhai website. Nanubhai welcomes sponsorship opportunities to ensure the success of the annual gala. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, please contact Nita at

Tickets are available online at and a portion of the ticket price will be tax-deductible.

ABOUT NANUBHAI EDUCATION FOUNDATION: Nanubhai Education Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit dedicated to providing equal access to India’s rapidly growing economic opportunities to the students of India’s rural public high schools by improving the level of instruction throughout rural india via Teacher Training and Professional Development. Since 2004, Nanubhai has been transforming access to quality education. They have integrated an innovative program of English training, teaching techniques and classroom management skills to underfunded public schools in the Indian state of Gujarat. The organization was founded on the premise that all Indian students deserve equal access to quality education.

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