AIF to honor Chintu and Chirag Patel at its Philadelphia gala on Feb. 25

The brothers, who cofounded Amneal Pharmaceuticals, will be recognized for their “outstanding leadership in business and philanthropy.”

Chintu Patel (left) and Chirag Patel.

The American India Foundation will honor Chintu Patel and Chirag Patel, cofounders, co-chairmen and co-CEOs of Amneal Pharmaceuticals, at its Philadelphia fundraising gala, which will be held at the National Constitution Center on February 25.

The two executives will be recognized for their “outstanding leadership in business and philanthropy,” AIF said in a press release.

“We are proud to support the important work of the America India Foundation, an organization that strives to improve the lives of millions of citizens of India through the provision of healthcare, livelihoods, and education,” Chintu Patel and Chirag Patel said in a joint statement. “Although there is great need in India, we are confident that together, under the leadership of organizations like the AIF and our own Niswarth and Irada Foundations, we can produce impactful improvements that improve countless lives.”

A number of dignitaries, including business leaders, entrepreneurs and academics will attend the gala, which will support the organization’s Maternal and Newborn Survival Initiative (MANSI).

Counsel General in New York to India Sandeep Chakravorty and AIF CEO Nishant Pandey will be among prominent speakers. The Gala Chairs are Raj Gupta, retired chairman and CEO of Rohm and Haas Company, and Steven Collis, president and CEO of AmerisourceBergen Corporation.

South Asian acappella group Penn Masala will perform at the event, the AIF said.

The MANSI program, which is designed to reduce maternal and child mortality in rural, impoverished areas, utilizes a public-private partnership model to provide the resources and support required to empower local communities to care for their mothers and children while improving the local health system.

The program provides preventative and curative care for both mothers and newborns all the way from the individual household to government health facilities to ensure new mothers and infants have the care they need to prepare for, survive, and thrive during and after pregnancy.

This article was originally published by American Bazaar on February 18th, 2018. See the full article here.

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