Ekal New England Appoints Manisha Jain as Its New President

Manisha Jain
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BOSTON–Ekal New England announced that Manisha Jain has been appointed president of the New England chapter of Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA. She is replacing Dr. Subra Dravida, who has moved on to become the Ekal USA President.

“Manisha Jain is a strong supporter of Ekal and a dynamic community leader in the New England area. I am delighted that she has agreed to take on the leadership of the New England chapter of Ekal,” said Dr. Dravida. “I am confident that, under her leadership, Ekal will soar to new heights.”

Ms. Jain has already started working on organizing “Ma Tujhe Salaam”, a musical event featuring Vishwanath Batunge and team of Sa Re Ga Ma fame on May 13, 2023 .

“What better way to start the mother’s day weekend celebration than to provide motherly support to millions of children living in remote villages in India,” said Ms. Jain.

She has been a leader in the Boston area’s education sector for the past 25 years. Passionate about intellectual as well as creative pursuits, Ms. Jain enjoys undertaking new challenges that transform visions into reality by efficient execution.

“I am a strong believer in Education. I started my career as a teacher. Ekal’s mission to bring education and development to the most underprivileged people resonates deeply with me,” said Ms. Jain. “I am delighted that they are branching out to bring health services and skill training to the villages, making them self-reliant. I look forward to working with Ekal to make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged.”

A collaborator and team player to the core, Ms. Jain has been actively involved in the community as a volunteer for several organizations such as Ekal Vidyalaya, Palakurthi Foundation, Hindi Manch, Saheli, IIFFB, and Triveni School of Dance, among others, wherein she likes to lead silently and by example. Ms. Jain has been instrumental in conceptualizing and organizing several fundraiser events for Ekal New England in the past few years.

During Covid, Ms. Jain started her own organization Sew-We-Care and galvanized 150 community members to provide 25,000 PPEs to local hospitals and other organizations. She was honored as one of the 20 outstanding women of 2020 -21 by India New England News and was awarded the “Excellence in Community Service in Healthcare” award for the year.


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