Network@Pratham

When there is a body of like-minded people, the chances to exchange ideas, become friends and network are many. Over the years, the Pratham UK community has grown to include NRIs with a debt of education to India, British Indians who are proud of their country of origin and want to contribute towards building the next generation of Indians, other nationalities who see a good cause, a committed NGO and great outcomes and want to donate.

Vision India

Are you a busy professional who wants to contribute but are not sure how? Do you share Pratham’s vision of a fully literate India? Become a Vision India donor member today. For just GBP 100 per year, you can become a part of the donor community and contribute to the education of children in India.
Vision India is a subscription based service for corporates and individuals which enables you to hear inspiring talks and network at close quarters with some of the most prominent figures from India Inc. Vision India has already featured sell-out evenings with Anshu Jain (Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank), Rakesh Kapoor, (CEO of Reckitt Benckiser), VindiBanga, Ravi Deol ( Barista) and Amanda Hamilton ( Drink me Chai), London walks and a wine tasting evening with a top London sommelier.

Here is what our Vision India members say about the events.

Member benefits:

  • Talks & Debates by Key Note Speakers on a broad spectrum of topics from a diverse range of industries including financial services, energy, international development, the environment, fashion and the arts.
  • Four events a year all included in your donation.
  • Art and Culture: auctions, concerts, book launches.
  • Entertainment and networking: celebrity shows, wine-tasting evenings.
  • Opportunity to network at close quarters with some of the most prominent figures from India Inc& engage with like minded professionals.
  • Tax relief on your charitable contribution

Sign-up Today!

Please call us on 020 7368 3396 or email us on office@pratham.org.uk for further information or to register.

The Pratham UK Gala

A luxurious extravaganza, the Pratham UK Gala is a highlight of the Indian social calendar and an evening to remember. Attended by top business leaders and corporate heads, it has become established as the place where the best and the brightest meet to raise funds for a very worthy cause. Our guests at previous galas have included CEOs- Rakesh Kapoor (Reckitt Benckiser), Anshu Jain (Deutsche Bank), Ivan Menezes (Diageo), Rajeev Vasudeva (EgonZehnder) and business leaders- members of the Hinduja and Mittal families. Celebrities who have attended the Pratham UK Gala have included painter M F Husain, Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and actresses Kajol and Kangana Ranaut.

The seated three course gourmet dinner with wine is followed by a luxury auction which has produced some staggering results in the past with patrons competing with each other on the generosity stakes. You can preview previous year’s galas here- 2016 and 2012.

The gala evening ends with spectacular entertainment and the Pratham UK Gala has had performances by Wajahat Khan on the sarod, Sophie Chowdhry and Sukhbir. In 2016, we were entertained by Sukhbir, an entertainer par excellence, famous for bringing hip hop and locking and popping dance forms to India, making the entire country move to his now iconic songs.