I am raising funds for Tejasvita to help identify talented children from underprivileged communities!

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I am Gautam Balijepalli -- an entrepreneur, investor and a parent. I have run 3 half marathons (21K) and a number of 10K runs. This is the first time I am running for a cause. I am participating in the Bangalore Marathon on 19th October, 2014, where I am running the half marathon (21K). . About the Cause I have been involved in the cause of improving education for the under privileged for a couple of years now through Tejasvita (www.tejasvita.org). What started as an interesting project has now become a full fledged not-for-profit trust which has been funded by 3 of us till date. Focus of most private participation in education for the under privileged in India has been on expanding quantity. However, lack of adequate exposure during early childhood leads to significant atrophy of talent. While large scale improvements in the education system are important, Tejasvita was started on the belief that it is the loss of talent which might have its greatest impact on the economy and the society. Tejasvita is an endeavor to help identify and nurture talent in our own small way. We believe the impact of helping a child achieve his or her potential is much larger in the underprivileged sections of the society. The aspiration levels of the other children naturally go up and they start to believe that it is possible to achieve something truly exceptional, after all we all look for examples in our own lives. Tejasvita runs early childhood programs in a few government aanganwadi's (pre-schools) in Bangalore. The funds collected through this campaign will go towards expanding the Tejasvita program. The Appeal I believe that discovering and nurturing talent with help in creating the nation of tomorrow. Some of us have been fortunate enough to get the best education, best facilities and a relatively easy life. Together we can contribute to help some talented individuals discover their potential and in the process raise the aspirations of a community. I would be delighted if you joined this effort in any way that works for you. Please contribute to this campaign and make a direct difference to the lives of these children. You can also support me by sharing this campaign page link with your network via social media – Facebook, Twitter, email and any other medium you use!

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