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BITSian Dr. Ashok Malhotra Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Wednesday, September 29, 2010   (1 Comments)
Posted by: BITSAA Newsletter
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No stranger to our newsletter, Dr. Ashok Malhotra, has done his bit yet again to keep his alma mater’s flag flying high. And this time, his achievement is a nomination for the Nobel peace Prize no less!

A distinguished Professor at State University of New York (SUNY) Oneonta since 2001, Dr. Malhotra has spent years providing educational opportunities for impoverished children in India – especially girls who are considered ‘untouchable’. In 1996, with the establishment of "Learn and Serve in India Study Abroad Program in India” and The Ninash Foundation, Foundation, he has helped raise funds and build four Indo-International Schools that cater to 750 students in some of the most underdeveloped parts of India in Rajasthan and Gujarat. In fact, it is through financial assistance raised by The Ninash Foundation that the entire village of Kuran in earthquake hit Gujarat was rebuilt in less than five months. Besides providing funding for education and promoting literacy, Ninash also seeks to assist the cultural community by funding artistic education as was evident with the establishment of the Indo- International Art Restoration and Culture School in Mahapura, Rajasthan. The Indo-International Project has been featured widely in the international media, presented to the Dalai Lama and named a ‘Gift of Service’ by the Parliament of World Religions.Besides his passion for this project, Dr. Malhotra enjoys teaching Philosophy, Mysticism and History.

For someone who believes that no dreams are too large and no frontiers beyond reach, the entire BITS family is only privileged to have one like him amongst us.


anuradha m. ghemawat says...
Posted Sunday, January 23, 2011
Best Wishes to Dr. Malhotra for his stellar work. Please do add Ashok Malhotra's Batch/Entry year, together with his degree and specialization while at BITS. It makes such alumni-related articles much more interesting and complete. Thanks!

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