We were named a CNN IBN Real Hero!
Manju and I were the lucky ones who got to go to Mumbai to receive the award – we were put up in a five-star hotel and feted (along with 23 other amazing people from around the country) by Nita Ambani, Sachin Tandulkar, Amir Khan and Rajdeep Sardesai.
Receiving the award, Manju recited a beautiful Hindi poem she had composed and I spoke in Hindi!
And while awards are wonderful, this one came with cold hard cash – five lakhs of unrestricted funding – straight into the Foundations sadly depleted coffers and providing us with enough money to keep doing the work we are doing for a bit longer.
But just for a bit, good people. We still need to raise funds urgently. So if you agree with CNN IBN that the Foundation is a Real Hero in this world, do consider sending a donation to help us carry on.