On July 25th, Children’s Hope India held an event at the Indian Consulate celebrating the opening of the Children’s Hope India Girls School (CHIGS), with a special recognition for Mr. Nari Pohani, the seasoned developer and visionary behind the project.  The school, which opened this past April in Bhopal, India, will be a game-changer for the girl child in Gandhinagar and surrounding villages, providing 800 young girls a quality education at affordable fees in English medium from Standard VI to XII (Grades 6 – 12).  CHIGS is run by CHI’s partner Jeev Sewa Sansthan (JSS) according to the vision of CHI.

At the event on the 25th, at which Consul General Sandeep Chakravorty was in attendance, over 100 supporters of Children’s Hope gathered together for a cocktail reception, followed by a program which began with a welcome by CHI Vice President Sagorica Rudra and a prayer dance by two teens who are part of CHI’s teen volunteer group.  President Dina Pahlajani then showcased the new school in presentation format.  Past president Maya Rajani presented plaques to Mr. Pohani and Mr. Mahesh Dayaramani, Secretary of JSS, and then thanked the major donors of the school and the organization.  Consul General Chakravorty spoke at the event about the importance of the work CHI and other similar organizations are doing.  The evening concluded with a vote of thanks by CHI board member Nami Kaur.

For more information on Children’s Hope India or CHIGS, please visit www.childrenshopeindia.org.

Past president of CHI Maya Rajani, Mr. Nari Pohani, Mr. Mahesh Dayaramani, Consul General Sandeep Chakravorty, and CHI president Dina Pahlajani

Mr. Nari Pohani receives award from CHI president Dina Pahlajani (left), Taruna Chakravorty and CHI past president Maya Rajani (right)

CHI donors Sunil and Sharmila Sani, Laxmi Pohani, Tinku Jain, Bansi Lakhani, Priya Lakhani, Prakash Melwani, Nari Pohani, CG Sandeep Chakravorty, CHI board member Kavita Lund, CHI president Dina Pahlajani, CHI past president Maya Rajani, and Taruna Chakravorty

CHI board member Nisha Bharwani, CHI advisory board member Tinku Jain, CHI board member Kavita Gugnani, CHI past president Maya Rajani, CHI president Dina Pahlajani, CHI board member Nami Kaur, CG Sandeep Chakravorty, Dr. Manjit Bains, CHI board member Lavina Melwani, CHI board member Kavita Lund and CHI vice president Sagorica Rudra

CHI president Dina Pahlajani speaks about the Children’s Hope India Girls School

Henna Samtani and Nandini Chakravorty