Join Akanksha Education Fund in celebrating the organization’s efforts to provide education to low-income communities in India at the Voices on the Rise event. The evening promises inspiring talks by a list of distinguished speakers, including Aayati Dash Kar and Kehkashan Basu. 

Aayati is a trailblazing fifth-grader who already wears many hats. She is the Assistant Creative Director of the book LEADhER and is co-founder of the Queendom Metaverse. Moreover, as a self-taught artist, she has showcased her work at the Grammy Museum, META, Art Director’s Festival Germany, and the Cannes Festival of Creativity. 

Kehkashan is a highly accomplished speaker, influencer and social entrepreneur from Canada. She is the Founder-President of Green Hope Foundation, a social enterprise that promotes sustainable development initiatives in 28 countries. The United Nations and the Canadian government have also recognized her achievements through awards. Kehkashan is studying in Cornell University’s Master’s in Business Administration program.

To register for the Voices on the Rise and make donations to support Akanksha Education Fund, please visit 

Tanay Gokhale is a Community Reporter at India Currents through the California Local News Fellowship cohort of 2023. Born and raised in Nashik, India, he moved to the United States for graduate study in...