Submitted by WBRi on Wed, 09/22/2010 - 19:09.
Salt Lake City, Utah, Sep 22, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio USA)
Padakshep (the word in Bengali means "Footsteps") is a philanthropic
organization operating from Salt Lake City, Utah, The USA actively
providing financial assistance to meritorious students in West Bengal
whose capital performance at the high school level would otherwise not
have resulted in undergraduate studies due to their inability to bear
the financial burden.
They write in their web-site
www.padakshep.org, "Padakshep a dream shared by a group of like-minded
people, that rests its faith in the notion that education can make a
huge difference in shaping a society. We further believe that the
responsibility to realize this dream lies with each and everyone of us
who has had the good fortune to avail higher education, and thus the
various good opportunities in life. With this vision, plenty of hope,
and your generous help we have taken a small step - a Padakshep."
Bangla Radio USA had an opportunity to talk to two of the core members
of the organization that truly propels the careers of the gifted. Arijit
Chakraborty of Washington Bangla Radio USA talks to Dr. Debansu
Chaudhuri, Vice Chairman, and Arnab Rudra, treasurer and enthusiastic
member of Padakshep in this audio interview that you can listen to by
pressing the Play button in the audio player in the full article.