Touch-A-Life Foundation celebrated 25 years of World Kindness Day on Saturday, November 19, in Santa Clara, California. Speakers who graced the event included some successful Indian Americans– Veena Gundavelli, Nilima Sabharwal, and Som Chatterjee.
The foundation recognises and honours individuals who make a difference in the US with TALHero Awards on U.S. World Kindness Day. This year’s TALHero awardees in the individual category included Indian Americans like Ravi Puli for his tenacity in social work on behalf of the poor and Nilima Sabharwal for her achievement in medicine and humanitarian outreach.
“We are thrilled to report that more than 700 graced the function with more than 30 exhibitors in attendance. The attendees enjoyed 8 hours of speeches from keynote speakers, 7 hours of panel discussions, 6 hours of social entrepreneurship discussion and more than 12 hours of performances making it one of the most well organised and exciting events we’ve ever had” said Tej Gundavelli, CEO and founder of Touch-A-Life foundation.
“We achieved the perfect blend of education, entertainment and culture with this event, even including a ballet dancer, Bollywood performers and paintings relating to kindness,” he added.
Touch-A-Life Foundation is a non-profit organisation established in 2012 on the tenet that doing good for others is good for society. The foundation advocates the empowerment of individuals, businesses, and non-profit organisations in the creation of a better and more compassionate society. They aim to connect donors and receivers in a one-to-one digital relationship by correctly matching them. They use technology like artificial intelligence, blockchain, social media, cloud, and mobile applications to link people.