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Rohini Nilekani wants to make available high-quality, low-cost books to as many children as possible

Education | Jan 1, 2006

ROHINI Nilekani is involved in a big way with Pratham India education initiative network. She’s on the board of directors of this 10 year movement that has attracted individuals and corporates to its mission of education for underprivileged children.
“Many corporates, the government and individuals have been our partners in the community based action on universal education”, says Nilekani. But ask her if Infosys is involved, and the answer from the better half of the IT bluechip’s CEO, MD & president Nandan Nilekani, is A firm no.

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