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The Bhat Foundation organizes a Gala Event

September 2023
The Bhat Foundation organizes a Gala Event

Started in 2019 with the goal to improve student education by stimulating and encouraging high school and college students by giving student scholarships; improving the health of low-income and underprivileged people; and promoting cultural and social activities, the Subra, Anu, and Kiran Bhat Foundation hosted a gala event on July 29 at the Hilton Peachtree Hotel.

[Left] The Bhat Foundation made donations to many worthy causes.

The first segment of the event started at 2 pm with discussion about the Foundation’s community work in spreading awareness about Disease Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and ended at 4 pm.

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AT_19_09_23.jpgSeveral doctors, including Dr. Surabhi Arjunan and Dr. Brij Gulati, participated and spoke with patients and families. The event was attended by more than 100 patients who not only learned about the disease, but also participated in showcasing their talents in a fashion show.

The evening segment of the gala had over 200 people in attendance. At the event, scholarships were awarded to Henry County high school students with the top three students perusing higher studies in medical fields and the top three Kannada Koota students. The applications were adjudged by four university professors: Dr. Venkat Narayan, Dr. Massi Sambhandham, Dr. Manjeet Chinan, and Dr. Ron Swafford.

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[Left] Scholarship winners were announced along with a fashion show with participation from Lupus patients to raise awareness.

Donations were also made to several organizations and people at the gala. The Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health for Diabetes Research and Treatment received an endowment of $100,000. Other beneficiaries were Clayton State University, Nrupathunga Kannada Koota, Sewa International, Virtuous Women Life Academy, Arts Clayton, Good Shepherd Clinic, Saris to Suits, House of Dawn, IACA, NRI Pulse, and Naada Arts Academy. The foundation also recognized many community leaders for community and philanthropic work. Besides the fashion show, entertainment was provided by Naada Arts Academy and talented local artists.

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The gala event was well-attended by community leaders and other participants.

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