Generous donations made this year by several members of the community were acknowledged. Mr. Srini Gollapudi announced his commitment to donate a hostel. Mr. Anand Jain and family also donated a hostel. These are each valued at $160,000 Cdn.
The highlight of the evening was the announcement of a $2,000,000 endowment fund by businessman and philanthropist Mr. Inder Sharma. The money is donated for a high school for girls in Khategaon in rural Madhya Pradesh. In a videotaped speech, Mr. Sharma said, “I feel great. It is fantastic. I know Prabha (his first wife who passed away in 2000) is watching from heaven and I know nothing would give her more joy than to note that the Sharma family is honored to support the Khategaon girls school.”
Source: WEEKLY VOICE