Name of Event: Leadership for Change

Date: October 11, 2020

Venue: Virtual

Participants: Over 400 businesses, non-profits, government officials, and philanthropic leaders from around the world.

 

Goal: The funds raised will provide COVID relief to migrant workers, including cooked meals, ration boxes for families, and Happiness Boxes containing 30 days worth of food, hygiene products, and education supplies to our mid-day meal beneficiaries.

Outcomes:

 

The Akshaya Patra Foundation held its 6th virtual gala on October 11, 2020, raising $375,000 to provide COVID relief to migrant workers, including cooked meals, ration boxes for families, and Happiness Kits containing 30 days worth of food, hygiene products, and educational supplies to our mid-day meal beneficiaries, as well as support mid-day meals for school children when schools reopen for the 2020-2021 school year.

Legendary John Chambers shared his wisdom on how leaders can turn a good company into a great company by implementing good communication skills and not underestimating company culture. Plus, he provided insight into how a company learns more from its challenges and setbacks than its successes. The dynamic Nikesh Arora stated how COVID has shown how resilient humanity can be and how technology will continue to advance and allow businesses to become more resourceful and connected. Lastly, the successful Saket Modi shared his thoughts on how Akshaya Patra is not only feeding children but fueling their hunger for knowledge through education and establishing the foundation for a better world.

The evening ended with several beautiful musical performances by the talented duo of Roopkumar & Sunali Rathod and artist Reewa. Overall, the event was full of inspiring discussions, stunning musical performances, and unforgettable moments, celebrating the beneficiaries, volunteers, chapter teams from Atlanta, Chicago, and Springfield.

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