WHEELS Global Foundation (WGF) to Host Their First Annual Achievement Awards Gala
The Foundation is focused on Providing Technology Driven Philanthropy to Uplift Global Communities.
Bethesda, MD - On June 2, 2016, WHEELS Global Foundation (WGF) will host their first annual red carpet event, “WHEELS Achievement Awards Gala” at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD. This year’s event will recognize philanthropic trailblazers for their accomplishments and achievements and raise funds to support WGF’s current and future projects in the U.S., India, and other rural communities globally. Red carpet and cocktail reception is scheduled to start at 6 PM.
WHEELS Achievement Awards Gala will be hosted by Bollywood’s very own Omi Vaidya, known for his role as “The Silencer” or “Chatur” in the feature film “3 idiots.” Scott Case, the founding Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Priceline the "Name Your Own Price" company will be attending the gala as the featured speaker. He will be joined by honorees Raj Gupta, the former CEO of Rohm and Haas; Mahinder Tak, a promoter of Indian Heritage and Arts and a mentor to young Indians aspiring to join public services and politics; Narayana Murthy, an IT industrialist and the co-founder of Infosys; Pradman Kaul, President of Hughes Network System; and Madhav Chavan, the co-founder and the CEO of the educational non-profit; Pratham. The honorees of the night are powerhouses in philanthropy, supporting the goals of WGF.
The event is supported by United States India Business Council (USIBC), ACEI-NCC, Pratham (USA), Sevak, and Habitat for Humanity – India Builds. WGF partners with national and international NGO’s and non-profit organizations, working in collaboration to provide techonological solutions to issues related with their six tracks globally. “Clean drinking water is a challenge in many rural parts of the world; our foundation has provided clean drinking water plants in seven villages and continues to use new technology to find efficient solutions, says Hiten Ghosh, President of WHEELS Global Foundation. He adds, “We recently heard from a 95 year old woman from the Karunda village, a hamlet of Agiya village in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat, who was thrilled to use a toilet with a door for the first time. Its stories like these that motivate us to keep moving forward with the work WGF does.”
Fashion designer, Vanita Kumar will be showcasing high end Indian fashion from her designs at Vanita Kollections. A total of twelve garments have been exclusively designed for the fundraiser gala and will be auctioned to raise funds for WGF’s cause. The evening’s entertainment will include traditional dance performances from Natananjali Dance School. The school was sponsored by the Embassy of India to perform at EducationUSA.
The evening will provide networking opportunities with numerous C+ executives and celebrities of local, national, and international renown. A few of the sponsors for the event include; The Umbrella Syndicate, Natananjali Dance School, Vithi Tours and Travels, Monster Products, Dream in Motion, Bombay Tandoor, OneHope Winery, Merrill Lynch, Scicom Infrastructure Services, Cross Creek Foundation, Ener-G Solar, and Ayco.
About WHEELS Global Foundation (WGF): WHEELS Global Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides technological solutions to global challenges in their six tracks; water, health, education, energy, lifestyles, and sustainability. WHEELS successes include providing clean drinking water to rural villages in India and transforming 14 acres of barren land into a productive land of abundance and delivering healthcare monitoring to 60,000 households working with their collaborator Sevak foundation. They have been able to provide sanitary toilets to villagers with the help of their partner; Habitat for Humanity – India Builds. Join WHEELS Global Foundation’s campaign to spread awareness about their cause and pledge to change lives. #PledgeToChangeLives
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