I am running the NYC Half-Marathon on March 17, 2012 and raising funds for two causes near and dear to my heart and heritage. They are both schools providing resources to communities in need.
The first school, Saraswati Shishu Mandir School* in Sidoli, India started and supported by my father-in-law Rajinder Nautiyal, in his father, Shri B.D. Nautiyal's birthplace. As the first person to leave his village to attend the only Engineering University in Asia, B.D. Nautiyal placed a high value on education. In fact, as my father-in-law grew up, his home housed dozens of students furthering their education who could count on his family for lodging, meals, books and tuition assistance. In tribute to his father, Rajinder Nautiyal donated their ancestral land as the site for the village's first primary school. Inaugurated in November, 2012, Saraswati Shishu Mandir School serves 85 children in grades K-5 who would otherwise have to travel several miles on foot to get an education. The school needs approximately $10,000 to provide computers and expand the facilities for additional classes up to tenth grade.
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