Raksha — meaning “protection” in several South Asian languages — is a Georgia-based nonprofit organization for the South Asian Community. Raksha’s mission is to promote a stronger and healthier South Asian community through confidential support services, education, and advocacy. Guided by values of consensus in decision-making, diversity in leadership, and the dignity and worth of every individual, Raksha strives to empower and serve the South Asian community.
Ramesh & Vijaya Bakshi Community Change Award Winner
Raksha is proud to announce that Dr. Sujatha Reddy is the Ninth Annual Ramesh and Vijaya Bakshi Community Change Winner for all her work to ensure that South Asians in our community have access to healthcare. She is best known for the countless health fairs she has organized in the community.
2nd Annual Himmat(Courage) Award
Raksha will also be honoring Lieutenant Jeremy Brown with the Second Annual Himmat (Courage) Award, Lt. Brown is a Deputy Sheriff in Gwinnett County has worked with Raksha for over 10 years. His dedication to domestic violence and ensuring safety for all survivors throughout the years is commendable.
Both Lt. Jeremy Brown and Dr. Reddy will be presented with their awards at the 14th Annual Ek Shaam Raksha Ke Naam , An Evening in the name of Raksha on November 3, 2012 at Seasons Event Center.
Save the Date for the: 14th annual Ek Shaam Raksha Ke Naam!
When: Saturday, November 3, 2012, where we will be celebrating 17 years of Raksha…Old School Bollywood Style!
Time: 6:30pm to 12am
Where: Seasons Event Center
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Special Performances by: LAHME-Georgia States’s Desi Acapella Group and Shayl & Kishan, Sunny Sachdeva, Rekha Pallath, Rafiq Batcha, and Deepa Patel.
Special Thanks to our 2012 sponsors: WowNow, Khabar, KPPB-Kumar, Prabhu, Patel and Banerjee, Atlanta Dunia, NRIPulse.com, Metro Medical Associates, Kuck Immigration Partners, LLC, Delta, First Medical Care, Kilpatrick Townsend Attorneys at Law, the Chugh Firm, The Sheth Family Foundation, Law Offices of Joe Rosen.
Our engaging men campaign continues! We are excited about this new endeavor and encourage your involvement in this campaign as we are asking the community for feedback on how to maintain a healthy and strong South Asian community. Thanks to the Oak Foundation for supporting this new work!
Please take a moment to complete our “Engaging Men Survey. ” The survey will only take a couple of minutes for you to complete. Both men and women are welcome to fill out the survey.
If you would like to participate in an individual interview please email [email protected]