Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation held their first Musical Event at Royal Delhi Palace in Canoga Park on Sept. 29, attended by a sold out crowd of over 200 guests to mark the inauguration of a new Chapter to serve areas north of Los Angeles .
At THOUSANDS OAKS, CA, as part of the inauguration of the new Chapter and to mark the Silver Jubilee celebrations, Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation held their first Musical Event at Royal Delhi Palace. The duo of Bader Iqbal and Mosami Shah regaled the audience with old and new Bollywood hits. Anis Chandani provided able support on the key board and flute while Rishi Thakar on the tabla.
The event was coordinated by the Los Angeles Chapter of Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA, a non-profit organization based out of Houston, Texas, with a mission to eradicate illiteracy from rural and remote tribal villages of India. Sri. Suresh Iyer, Member of Board of Directors, EVF USA, officially inaugurated the new chapter of Ekal Vidyalaya in San Fernando Valley. This event was also to commemorate Ekal Vidyalaya’s Silver Jubilee celebrations, providing 25 years of continuous service with the above noble objectives, he said.
The music program went on till late night to the delight of the audience. Sri. Iyer highlighted the mission and objectives of Ekal Vidyalaya and their efforts to provide a holistic education to make the villages economically self-sufficient and in improving literacy rates. As of July 2013, Ekal had educated over 1.5 million children through 52,000 schools almost doubling in three years. Sri. Iyer mentioned that just $365 would support an Ekal school of 25 to 30 children for a whole year.