Seeds for Change: The Lives and Work of Suri and Edda Sehgal wins first place in 2016 International Book Awards, honoring excellence in independent and mainstream publishing.
Seeds for Change: The Lives and Work of Suri and Edda Sehgal wins gold at NIEA (National Indie Excellence Awards) in biography category.
Community groups in Florida joined the celebrations of the publication of the history of the S M Sehgal Foundation, Together We Empower: Rekindling Hope in Rural India by Marly Cornell. At each event, the author gave a talk and projected photos. Suri and Edda Sehgal answered questions.
“Conversation” with 34 yacht club members: Wednesday, January 20, at the Captiva Island Yacht Club and followed by a luncheon.
“Afternoon Sojourn” Series Presentation: The public event drew 38 attendees on Wednesday, January 20, at the Captiva Memorial Library.
“Friends of India Book Launch Celebration”: About 30 NRI physicians attended this invitation-only event on Saturday, January 23, at India Palace (restaurant) in Fort Myers.
Sehgal Foundation presented its work at a conference sponsored by the William L. Brown Center and held at Missouri Botanical Garden on April 30, 2015. Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis is the oldest botanical garden in the US. The William L. Brown Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden was endowed by Suri Sehgal and Sehgal Foundation. Bill Brown was Dr. Sehgal’s mentor and close family friend. Author of Seeds for Change, Marly Cornell, made two presentations about the book—one for conference attendees and one for the public. Ben Sehgal, trustee of Sehgal Foundation participated in both presentations.
Women all the way! US women supported Sehgal Foundation’s work in rural India during an appreciation lunch hosted by Nilima Mehra, CEO of GTV, on January 11, 2015. Many of the 40 powerful US women who had “walked the ramp” during a December 6, 2014, fashion event discussed the foundation’s community-led developmental work at Bombay Bistro in Fairfax, Virginia. Neena Bhaskar, who travels the world for the World Bank and reports on all South Asian events and programs for Asia TV, participated actively.
Nilima and Geert Van Brandt, US representative of Sehgal Foundation, presented a Women of Power certificate to each participant. Over 100 women appreciated and supported the December event.
Geert Van Brandt, US representative of Sehgal Foundation shared organization’s vision with the South Asian communities in DC, USA, during the New Year and Lohri celebrations. While Bollywood actor, Esha Deol, was the guest of honor at the New Year celebrations attended by about 300 people, actor and brother, Abhay Deol graced the Lohri event attended by 200 members.
The members of Sehgal Foundation’s Iowa Chapter organized a successful fundraiser event on November 16, 2014, at Windsor Heights Community Center in Iowa. The purpose of the event was to raise funds for ‘water for schools’ initiative to provide water for toilets in schools in India.
Over 125 people attended the event and learned about the challenges in quality and availability of water in India. The event raised enough funds to provide water in six schools in rural India. We would like to thank those who donated to make a difference in the lives of schoolchildren in India.