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About Prayas



Prayas, Inc. is a non-profit organization in USA to promote and support educational efforts in India.

We aim to make an effort and contribution towards improving the level and spread of education in Indian society. Prayas directs its efforts towards meaningful and sustainable improvements instead of temporary relief. We aim to enable and empower people to improve their lives and conditions.



Prayas’s Students Support Program provides financial support and guidance to needy students to start or continue basic, higher or vocational education. Started in the year 2000, the program is managed and monitored through a well defined operational process with emphasis on transparency and accountability.

Prayas raises funds through public contributions in USA. Contributions made to Prayas are tax exempt in USA. Prayas is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization by IRS. 



Prayas is led and directed by co-founder Tarun Talwar, an IT entrepreneur and philanthropist based in Atlanta, GA, who grew up in India and worked there for several years before moving to USA in 1997. Sunita Nayyar, Preeti Kothari and Sugandha Nayyar are leading members of Prayas team in India.

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