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Nov 6, 2018

Purpose Prize honor

Purpose Prize is awarded to men and women over the age of 60 for making a difference in the lives of others in the U.S and globally. I was awarded this prestigious prize in 2008 for the work I do with my daughter under the ASSET India Foundation banner.

this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Purpose prize and the organizers have invited six prize winners including me to be on a panel to address a conference of 250 attendees in Los angeles on Tuesday November 13th. The focus will on encouraging retirees/seniors to staya tive through involvement with the younger generation to make this a better world.

i will be leaving for India on November17th for two weeks. In. Hennai, I will be meeting with Oscar winning music director A.R.Rahman and his team. The purpose will be to explore the enrollment of gifter sex trafficking survivors in his internationally famous music school. I will also be visiting ASSET Program centers in Hyderabad.

Aug 7, 2018

Printing press operated by trafficking survivors

ASSET India partner Prajwala rescues, rehabilitates and trains sex trafficking survivors in printing plant operations. These young women are able to earn a living and lead reasonably normal lives. They provide stationery to hospitals, schools in impoverished areas, government offices and private companies.

ASSET India recently provided school supplies and stationery produced at this printing press to 10,000 marginalized children in the state of Maharashtra. Majority of the students are girls who face the risk of being trafficked if they stop attending school. Their parents are so poor that they cannot afford to buy school supplies for their children. The distribution of these supplies is undertaken by Umang Foundation,a very reputable non-profit organization

May 10, 2018

A doctor in the making


Sujatha who graduated with a degree in engineering and hired by HP in Bangalore is doing very well.

ASSET India Foundation arranged for funding through a donor for one of the sex trafficking survivors in Hyderabad to complete her medical school. The donor will fund her education for the next three years.

Progress has been made in identifying reliable partners in rural areas for the manufacture and distribution of sanitary pads along with mentrual education. 

The Leaders and Laureates Conference chaired by Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi in Amman, Jordan was a major success. Columbia University’s Global Center in Rio de Janeiro has expressed interest in partnering with our local partners in Rio.

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