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President Message

Feb 8th, 2023

Dear NRIVA Family
Good afternoon, all. Big thanks to all of the leaders that joined us in St. Louis for the new leadership Oath ceremony. What an amazing response to our new term Team i2 and our theme for the next 2 years is Inspire to Impact. Truly amazed by the response from you all for the blueprint and initiatives that we have rolled out. It was truly inspiring to see the women leaders who attended the event for the first time in Oath Ceremony. I’m super excited to let you all know that we have started an initiative “women in leadership” that is already in action and happy to inform you that we have at least one Women Chapter Lead across our chapters and a total of 100+ women serving across the spectrum.
Team i2's first initiative Pustaka Mitra got a thunderous response and I felt that the cause has truly inspired so many families and we may have raised close to 1 Crore Rupees towards the project on day 1 of the launch. I was blown away by the inspiration and your generosity towards the needy. There are so many more such initiatives to come!
We have launched our first international chapter NRIVA Canada  - Toronto and added one more US chapter Oklahoma City. 
We also launched other initiatives that include Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) for our next-gen, GoMatha, and introduced committees like Audit, Asset Management, Grievances, Women in technology, and others. 
We declared the month of March to be dedicated to all women of NRIVA. During this month we request all the chapters to conduct a women's event and inspire them in any meaningful way.
We have visited Vasavi Matha shrine and offered prayers for the successes of NRIVA and celebrated milestone meal donation of 1 million meals to the needy thru RAH. 
Happy to inform that we have unanimously elected Ramesh Bapanapalli as President Elect.  Thanks to all the leaders(Board of Trustees, Regional Directors, Committees , and Chapter Leads) who took oath. I’m looking forward to work with you all to take this organization to newer heights with everyone’s support. 
I would like to take a moment to thank 60+ St. Louis Vasavites who came forward and planned and executed the event flawlessly and selflessly. Thank you, extended families. Your love and passion really brought tears to my eyes. Thank you is a small word, but it is my heartfelt note that you all made my day so special, and we touched countless hearts and souls. Big Thank You! 
Let's continue our journey of transforming this organization into a world-class charity and aim to establish it as a Charity of Choice for all the Vasavites across the globe.  
Jai Vasavi
Srinivasa Rao Pandiri
President, NRIVA