The success of the Nov. 4 New York-based fundraising gala by the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation is likely to lead to an annual fundraiser in cities across the country.

The event, which was held at the Cipriani on Wall Street, was filled to capacity and managed to raise $2 million — $1 million of which was raised within the first 15 minutes.

Ekal has been raising funds in the U.S. through a series of concerts mainly directed at the grassroots level, but the recent event attracted the attention of corporate and wealthy individuals.

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