Fundraising For Vibha On Occasion Of Siddharth's Upanayanam

Fundraising for Celebrate To Educate

Dear Friends and Family,

We are really honored to have your presence at Siddharth's Upanayanam (munja) ceremony. Upanaynam (munja) also known as thread ceremony is a traditional ceremony used to initiate the process of learning and knowledge in children.

As per Indian tradition, we understand that you would like to gift something to Siddharth on this occasion. By God's grace, Siddharth has enough resources & support to help him on his path to education. Unfortunately, this is not true of many kids across the world! On the occasion of Siddharth's thread ceremony, we would like your help in raising money for Vibha, a non profit that focuses on creating a scalable and sustainable infrastructure for children's education in India. Please join us in supporting this good cause.

We strongly believe that every child, regardless of background, should get education - it empowers the individual, his/her family and their future generations. My grandfather (Ti. Dada Aajoba) started the first school in our ancestral home in Rajgurunagar in 1938. This small school has now grown into a large high-school (Mahatma Gandhi Vidyalaya) and the entire village has derived benefits out of his noble deed. Inspired by this legacy, we try to take small steps towards the cause of children's education, whether in India or US. I have been a member of Vibha, contributing a small amount monthly ever since I earned my first pay-check in 2000 and now, Siddharth's thread ceremony is another event to raise funds for underprivileged children in India. 

Your tax deductible donation will buy them books, provide teachers, build classrooms, bring doctors and provide safe shelters. Let's join hands to help educate every child and invest in the future of India. One child at a time...


Chaitrali & Mihir Kulkarni

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About Vibha

Vibha's vision is to ensure that every underprivileged child attains his, or her right to health, education and opportunity. Vibha educates, enables and empowers, individuals who wish to make a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged children. Since our inception in 1991, Vibha has supported more than 250 projects in India and 10 projects in the US. As a result, Vibha has been able to reach out to and provide opportunities for over 2.3 million underprivileged children. Currently, Vibha supports 30 projects in India and 7 projects in the US.

All donations to Vibha are tax deductible. Vibha is a 501(c)(3) organization, registered in the USA in the State of New Jersey. Vibha's Tax ID is 22-3122761.

Amount Raised



Thank You Donors

Mihir Kulkarni $1,075
Hari and Sonali Gopalkrishnan $100
Sameer & Deepti Utrankar $100
Sachin Joshi $50
Yogesh Diwan $100
Anonymous $50
Mihir Kulkarni $200