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People In 2011.. Recap I

Ranjani Saigal

Acton-Boxborough Robotics Team Win PTC Design Award
Prateek Sahay, Aditya Yadawalli, Naman Bhardwaj - Grade 12, and the Acton-Boxborough Robotics Team recently competed in the FTC, First Tech Challenge "GET OVER IT" and won the PTC Design Award.

IITSINE And Saheli Elect New Committees
IIT Society in New England and Saheli recently held their bi-annual elections. Congratulations to the new elected committees.

Satya Mitra To Serve As People To People Delegate To China
People to People Citizen Ambassador Programs, together with the Financial Planning Association, is coordinating a delegation of professionals specializing in Financial Planning who will travel to China from May 24-June 4, 2011. Dr. Satya Mitra is one of the 59 delegates currently enrolled in the program.

Raj Sharma Joins AIF Board Of Directors
Raj Sharma, Managing Director of Investments and Head of The Sharma Group of Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment Group and a Sharon resident has been inducted into the American India Foundation (AIF) Board of Directors. Raj has been an asset to AIF over the years, dedicating time and resources as a longtime Trustee and an anchor and leader for the highly successful New England area Galas.

Jamshed Barucha To Become President Of Cooper Union
Jamshed Bharucha, who has served with distinction as Provost and Senior Vice President of Tufts University since 2002, will leave Tufts at the end of this academic year to assume the presidency of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. This is a tremendously exciting and well-deserved appointment for Jamshed, and an outstanding choice for Cooper Union.

Akshaya Patra Wins The Gold Shield For Second Year In A Row
For the second year in a row, the Akshaya Patra Foundation, the world’s largest NGO run midday meal program, has been awarded the Gold Shield Award for best financial reporting in the NGO sector by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Akshaya Patra’s vision is that no child shall be deprived of education because of hunger. The organization currently feeds 1.2 million children each day in 8,000 schools from 18 kitchens in eight states in India through the use of innovative technology.

Akshya Patra To Hold Benefit Event With Indra K. Nooyi
Mrs. Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, which has the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, will be the keynote speaker at the Akshaya Patra event to be held on May 14, 2011. Buy Tickets

NE Music Students With Big Wins At Cleveland

Sahana Srinivasan, Shyam Venkatramani, Arjun Sridhar, Rupa Ravi and Anirudh Rangaswamy, all students of Tara Anand, Kaasinath Balagurunath student of Gowrishankar, and Harini Rajasekhar from Maine who is a student of Vithal Ramamoorthy, won prizes in various competitions at the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana.

Amita Gupta Honored As Presidential Scholar
Amita Gupta, daughter of Mrs. and Dr. Amar Gupta of Newton, MA and Tucson, AZ, was selected as one of the 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholars.

My Experience At Crescendo 2011
Pranav Ghatraju from Westford, MA won the first place at the Megafinals in the Crescendo 2011, a National North Indian classical music competition. He won a contract and will be featured on a CD. Anusha Kulkarni, from MA also won the vocal final round.

Acton Junior High School Students Win 3rd Place In The 2011 Siemens We Can Change The World Challenge!
Vrinda Agarwal, Shilpa Bhat, and Albert Kong, three 8th graders from Acton, MA, won 3rd place in the National Middle School 2011 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge. This challenge is organized by the Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and the College Board.

Saraa Basaria And Meera Kamath Win SABA GB 2011 Legal Intern Fellowships
The South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (“SABA GB”) proudly congratulates Saraa Basaria and Meera Kamath, the winners of the SABA GB 2011 Fellowships, sponsored in part by WilmerHale.

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