Houston Gala 2010
The Pratham Houston Gala on May 1 was truly a "Passage to India" that traversed through Houston. Over 700 supporters gathered at the Westin Galleria where a total of $550,000 was raised to help Pratham achieve its mission of universal quality education, especially for the millions of children who are still illiterate. Honorary Chairs Pershant and Nidhika Mehta, and chairs Meena Datt and Simran Rihal, were instrumental in the success of the event.
Ex Mayor of Houston,Honorable Bill White and Andrea White, long-term supporters of Pratham, commended the Indo-American community for its spirit of giving. The evening's festivities included a live auction, dances by members of Natya Upasana Dance Academy, Rhythm India Junior Dance company and Anjali Center for Performing Art & a silent auction .