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Arun Gupta Named President of Las Vegas Chapter of EKAL Vidyalaya

Long-time EKAL Vidyalaya volunteer Arun Gupta has been named President of the local Las Vegas Chapter of the EKAL Vidyalaya.  He will succeed Alok Pandey who has moved on to join the EKAL national board.

Arun with his firm commitment to EKAL and experience volunteering in the past will oversee annual fundraising to fund EKAL programs in rural India.  Arun, a graduate of UNLV Boyd School of Law, has resided in Vegas for over 14 years and is a regular in many community activities. Previously he was on the Executive Committee of the Hindu Mandir and Friends of India.  Most recently Arun has been appointed as a member of the Clark County Asian American Pacific Islander Commission

Over the years, EKAL Las Vegas has raised over half a million dollars for the school programs across India.  

EKAL, a volunteer organization, was started in 1986 with a goal of providing education and health in tribal and rural India.  As per the EKAL website, EKAL’s mission is to bring basic education to every child across rural India.  Currently, EKAL is assisting close to 95,000 schools with over 2.5 million students.

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