Batting for a noble cause…

“It was a great experience for me to get a chance to interact with renowned personalities like Tony Blair and Rohan Gavaskar and I enjoyed the day to the fullest,” says Pradeep, a Deepalaya Alumni who was one among the 10 Deepalaya students who got a golden chance to meet and interact with these renowned personalities on 28 September, 2011.

The students got a brief about the areas Tony Blair Faith Foundation (TBFF) focuses on and the measures they should take to prevent malaria. The patron of TBFF also stressed on the fact that a bridge between all faiths can act as a powerful source and could help in the betterment of the modern world.

After a informative and learned discussion, the students also participated in a multi-faith cricket match-‘Knock Malaria for Six’ organized by TBFF to promote inter-faith harmony among students and to raise awareness on malaria prevention. Tony Blair also played with the students and batted a few balls bowled by junior Gavaskar. The mini match was enjoyed by all and saw participation from students of other schools and NGO- Kutumb Foundation as well.

Tony Blair Faith Foundation has for the first time welcomed four outstanding students from India for its popular Faiths Act Fellowship. Two of the fellows- Ayesha Nusrat and Rohit Sasve are working in Deepalaya and are acting as ambassadors to deal with serious issues like Maternal Mortality and Malarial deaths. The fellowship is a global movement aimed to mobilize interfaith action to end extreme poverty by connecting outstanding young interfaith leaders with leading NGOs working towards the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).



Global CSR Excellence & Leadership award presented by ABP News to Deepalaya