My name is Arjun and I am in high school in San Ramon, California. My family has been supporting Akshaya Patra for many years.
On November 10th 2019, I organized a fundraiser concert called ‘Swaranjali’ in memory of my grandmother, Veena Sahasrabuddhe. Unfortunately, she passed away on June 29th, 2016 due to a rare neurological condition called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). She taught me music and has always been a great inspiration to me.
Jayanti Sahasrabuddhe (my mom) and her team Arvind Kansal, Ravi Gutala, and Vivek Datar performed various compositions. The program had stories about my grandmother and her musical influences which traced her musical lineage to Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar.
My initial goal was to raise $2,000 but we raised $5,667. This money will feed 283 underprivileged children for the entire school year.
Thank you to Anu Singh aunty for hosting this special concert and to all the artists who donated their time and talents for Akshaya Patra.