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Ms. Aruna Vatsavayi
I am a homemaker in Baton Rouge, LA.I have a master's degree in computer sciences from Cleveland State University. I participate in fundraising activities of Hindu Vedic Society in Baton Rouge. Travel, exercise and mindfulness are my favorite activities. I am excited to be a part of Ekam, after knowing about their mission from my friend Neelima Reddy. I am a Director and Treasurer of Ekam USA. I spend my time and talents to connect donors to children in need and make Ekam USA an efficient nonprofit.
Dr. Neelima Reddy
I am a gastroenterologist in Baton Rouge, LA. I graduated along with Dr. Sai Lakshmi,  from Gandhi Medical College in India, then trained at University of Alabama at Birmingham in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology and completed by Master of Science in Public Health with honors.  I am a member of  the Delta Omega Society, Upsilon chapter (honorary society for graduates of public health). I am a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and a member of the Mary Bird Perkins Colorectal Multidisciplinary Team.
I am involved with community awareness projects such as Get Your Rear in Gear Colon cancer awareness 5K run as Co-Chair since it started in Baton Rouge in 2011. I am interested in bringing a holistic approach to healing through yoga, meditation, stress relief and organize workshops/classes to give resources like of yoga, Art of Living and Shiv Yog Healing Meditation to my patients and to the community.
Being a classmate of Dr. Sai Lakshmi, the founder of Ekam Foundation, I am involved in spreading word about Ekam's principle of No Child Should be Denied Healthcare for financial reasons. Having known Sai Lakshmi as a close friend and seeing her altruistic work being done for children, I have decided to dedicate my time and efforts to help as many children as possible.
Dr. Shilpa Puppala
I am a Radiologist in California Bay Area. I graduated along with Dr. Sai Lakshmi from Gandhi Medical
College. I completed Radiology residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic hospital in Chicago followed by fellowship at UCSF.
I am passionate about giving back to the community and firmly believe EKAM 's philosophy that every child has a right to good healthcare and barriers such as lack of resources and affordability need to be eliminated.

Ekam USA Youth Ambassador

On June 2nd, 2018, a day that dawned to be gloomy and rainy, the youth ambassadors of Ekam, Charlotte, kicked off their maiden venture  with the goal of raising funds for their adopted village Sorpanandal in Thiruvannamalai district. The three kids, Nirmal Rajendran, Soorya Vasan and Varun Murlidhar had set a modest target. They aimed to raise at least 50$ that day. The money would go towards meeting the needs of the Anganwadi at Sorpanandal. The venue chosen was a health seminar that dealt with the growing epidemic of obesity and was organized by the Tamil Sangam of Charlotte at Gandhi Bhavan. The kids made a beautiful poster which showcased the work done by the Ekam foundation in India. They set up a stall and sold glasses of mango milkshake and buttermilk, vegan and gluten free cookies for a modest price of 1$ per glass/ pack of cookies  to the seminar attendees.

Save the date ! Giving Tuesday !
Nov 28th, 2018 - Get matching for your donation up to $1,000 on Facebook at 8AM eastern. Hurry before matching funds expire. 

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You can help by creating a Facebook Fundraiser in 3 clicks- Choose Ekam USA, Pick a goal and timeline, choose a title/ photo and you are all set !
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