Event honors Pradman Kaul of Hughes Network Systems
The American India Foundation raised more than 300,000 at its annual Washington, DC, Gala held at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD on November 10. More than 200 dignitaries, business leaders, entrepreneurs and other prominent Washingtonians attended the event to support AIF’s William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India.
At the event, AIF honored Pradman Kaul, President and CEO of Hughes Network Systems, a pillar of the Indian American community in Washington, DC, for his leadership in technology, public service, and philanthropy.
Prominent speakers included Indian Ambassador to the United States Navtej Sarna; AIF Clinton Fellow alumni Avan Antia, who is a Post-Baccalaureate Research Fellow at National Institutes of Health; and Vikas Raj, Managing Director at Accion Venture Lab.
AIF CEO Nishant Pandey gave concluding remarks. He thanked Gala Co-Chairs Mahinder and Sharad Tak, and Ranvir and Adarsh Trehan, as well as the AIF Young Professionals DC chapter, whose members were instrumental in making the event a success.
The event also highlighted the generous donation from The Hans Foundation to the AIF Fellowship Program. Paul Glick, Director at the Hans Foundation, was among the attendees.
The AIF Clinton Fellowship is a volunteer service program matching young professionals from the United States and India with development organizations and social enterprises across India. Fellows support organizations at a crucial moment of scalability through collaboration, capacity building and skill sharing.
The Fellowship also aims to create lasting ties between the U.S. and India by strengthening the development sector and equipping the next generation of leaders to advance positive social change. Fellows and the organizations they serve are committed to empowering the lives of marginalized communities in India.