Pratham UK Gala 2017- The Light of Education

14th October 2017, The Landmark London, Marylebone

Pratham UK is proud to announce the annual Pratham UK Gala, the highlight of the British Indian social calendar. This year, all of the funds raised at the Gala will go to the Pratham Second Chance Programme for girls who have dropped out of school.

A luxurious extravaganza, the Gala is an evening to remember. Network with business giants over a champagne reception. Our guests at previous galas have included CEOs from various industries- Rakesh Kapoor (Reckitt Benckiser), Anshu Jain (Deutsche Bank), Ivan Menezes (Diageo), Rajeev Vasudeva (Egon Zehnder) and business leaders- members of the Hinduja and Mittal families. This will be followed by a fashion show featuring the creme de la creme of the Indian fashion scene.

Our Guest of Honour this year is Mrs Neerja Birla, Founder and Chairperson of Mpower, a movement tackling the mental health stigma in India.

Our Celebrity MC is Krishnan Guru-Murthy, a renowned Channel 4 news anchor. Our Brand Ambassador is Bollywood Actress Aditi Rao Hydari, known for being a part of critically acclaimed movies such as Wazir and Khoobsurat. Bringing the house down with her music at the after party is Raageshwari, who in her spare time is a wellness entrepreneur.

Our Gala website is now live! Click here to bid on your favourite auction items!

Bidding closes at 7pm on October 14th.

Special thank you to our sponsor UBS.

You can see some highlights of last year’s Gala, which raised more than £400,000 for our flagship programme Read India, which helps children learn to read and do basic math. You can also view a short video of last year’s Gala here.