New York, NY, May 21st, 2014: Over 300 supporters attended The Nanubhai Education Foundation’s 10th Anniversary celebration held in honor of a decade of commitment to transforming public education in rural India. Sakina Jaffrey from the Primetime Emmy Award nominated original series, House of Cards, came to support the organization, along with Sheetal Sheth, best known for her role opposite Albert Brooks in Looking for Comedy In The Muslim World. Another big supporter that dazzled the evening was award-winning director and photographer Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri.
Spokesman for Nanubhai Education Foundation, Actor Manish Dayal, best known for his role as Raj Kher, in The CW series 90210 also attended the NEF gala. Dayal has made big news for his upcoming leading role as Hassan Kadam in the DreamWorks Studios film adaptation of The Hundred-Foot Journey (based on the NY Times best-selling novel by Richard C. Morais) directed by Lasse Hallström and produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. The film also stars Helen Mirren, Om Puri and Juhi Chawla and is set to release on August 8th.
Glamorous Event Planners enthralled the gala-goers with a live Table Lady, something this savvy New York crowd had not seen before. Dressed as an all-white angel, the Table Lady glided around the space offering guests drinks off of her table.
Guests enjoyed cocktails and wine from Diageo and Wine 34, Hors D’oeuvres from Michelin-starred restaurant Tulsi, and entertainment by DJ Rekha. The gala is the primary source to raise funds for the Nanubhai Education Foundation’s Scholars and Residential Teaching Fellows Programs, which focus on awarding college scholarships to girls from financially vulnerable families in rural India and building English speaking skills for students in rural boarding schools through native English speakers, respectively. www.nanubhai.org.