• Key Note Speaker address
• Raffle to raise the money for charity, Akshya Patra
• Indian Dinner (Veg & Non-Veg)
• DJ & Dhol
• Time: 8 PM to 12 AM
• Attire: Traditional/Formal
Bring your friends or come alone. Don't miss the cocktails starting at 8 PM sharp. This is a 21+ event only. Sorry, no kids. You will also have an opportunity to renew your 2014 membership at the gala for only $35 (regularly valued at $45).
Please note that we will not be able to hold a ticket unless you purchase on the link below:
The Most Awaited Event Of The Year Is Only Few Days Away
NetSAP Boston Presents the 2013 Diwali Gala
This event cannot be missed! Come celebrate Diwali with NetSAP Boston and support the Akshaya Patra Foundation
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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Desh Deshpande, President and Chairman of Sparta Group LLC
Dance the night away with pulsating music spun by DJ JT
Delicious Indian Food by Taj Boston
About Dr. Desh Deshpande:
Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande is the President and Chairman of Sparta Group LLC, a family investment office.
Dr. Deshpande has pursued an entrepreneurial career for the last three decades. He is involved in several companies either as the founder, a founding investor and chairman of several companies including Cascade Communications, Sycamore Networks, Coral Networks, Tejas Networks, Cimaron, Webdialogs, Airvana, Sandstone Capital, A123 Systems and Curata.
Dr. Deshpande lives in Boston and serves as a life-member of the MIT Corporation, and his generous donations have made possible MIT's Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation.
Leveraging the experience gained at the MIT Center, Deshpande Foundation has set up three other centers; Deshpande Center for Social Entrepreneurship in India, Merrimack Valley Social Entrepreneurship Sandbox in Lowell/Lawrence Massachusetts and Pond-Deshpande Center at the University of New Brunswick in Canada.
Dr. Deshpande holds a B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, an M.E. from the University of New Brunswick in Canada, and Ph.D from Queens University in Canada.
Deshpande co-chairs a National Council to support President Obama's innovation and entrepreneurship strategy.
About the Akshaya Patra Foundation:
A public-private partnership, AkshayaPatra combines good management, innovative technology and smart engineering to deliver school lunches at a fraction of the cost of similar programs in other parts of the world. AkshayaPatra currently feeds 1.3 million children every day in 9,500 schools across nine states in India. Recently, the Global Journal ranked AskhayaPatra 1st in world for NGOs working to improve the lives of children and youth. The AkshayaPatra Foundation was recently ranked 23rd of the Top 100 NGOs in the World in The Global Journal’s 2013 annual ranking.