Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sahasra Deepika Founders Honored at IIFA Rocks!

The founders of Sahasra Deepika Foundation for Education received a special honor from the Indian International Film Academy (IIFA) on April 24 at  IIFA Rocks!  in Tampa, Florida. The Ramakrishnas are being recognized for their heroic work in bringing education, hope and opportunity to impoverished children in Bangalore, India. For over 15 years they have provided residential education and care to children on Sahasra Deepika's campus. Currently 60 girls live and learn at Sahasra Deepika Institute, and 17 are in college. The organization also conducts outreach programs to benefit children in slum scools in Bangalore.

Accepting on their behalf is their son, Naren Ramakrishna, MD, PhD, Director, Proton Beam Therapy, Neuro and Pediatric Radiation Oncology, Univ. of Florida Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health, and a resident of Orlando, who will walk the runway during the star-studded fashion show on April 24, 2014 at IIFA Rocks! "We are tremendously honored by this accolade that is being bestowed upon us by IIFA. We thank the selection committee for shining a spotlight on our efforts to transform the lives of children through education."