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CRY - Child Rights and You America Inc.

cordially invites you to Pledge 2011, an evening to
benefit underprivileged children


2011 CRY America Patrons and Honorees

Jaya and Ravi Bhooplapur
Jaya and Ravi Bhooplapur

"My wife Jaya and I were immediately attracted to the prestige of CRY America and their drive to be deeply invested in the welfare of children. We are firm believers and advocates of children's rights and development as they will one day grow up and be a reflection upon us all."

Ritu and Parag Pande

"When I see the smiles on the faces of the children we are trying to help, I know they are one helping hand away from breaking free and finding a brighter future. These children don't need much; that they survive on what they have is a miracle in itself. And so, whether we give as little or as much as we can, it will make a difference. This is a difference that grows. Children emerging from the bottom may go on to become our future leaders and our inspiration. We cheer the hardworking volunteers of CRY and all supporters of children's rights, as their work gives us hope for at least a slightly better world to live in."

Dr. J. G. Bhat

Dr. Bhat received his M.B.B.S. and M.D. from the University of Mysore in India. He completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India, a Residency in Internal Medicine as a Post Graduate Student at the Government Wenlock Hospital and Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore, India and a Residency in Internal Medicine at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. He earned a Fellowship in Nephrology at New York University Medical Center in New York, as well as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the New York State Kidney Disease Institute and New York University Medical Center.


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Guest Speakers

Sharmila tagore

Sharmila Tagore
Legendary Indian film actress and Member of the Cannes Film Festival Jury and Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.

Soha Ali Khan

Soha Ali Khan,
Popular Indian Actress

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Past CRY America Pledge events:

pledge events

Vikram and Meera Gandhi, Fareed Zakaria, (editor of Newsweek International and CNN anchor) with Shefali Sunderlal, (President of CRY America) and Trustees at Pledge 2007.

pledge events

Javed Akhtar, renowned poet, lyricist and script writer reading his poem, while Shabana Azmi and guests look on at the Pledge 2009.