SKN Gala

SKN Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary


After surviving the most challenging year for most non-profit organizations in the country, the Shri Krishna Nidhi (or SKN) Foundation celebrated major milestones and pandemic-related victories during a virtual celebration on December 6, 2020. Thousands of supporters from around the world attended online and raised tens of thousands of dollars to sustain the organization’s decade-long efforts to provide life-saving resources and programs for South Asians battling diabetes, obesity or caring for special needs children in the greater New Jersey area.

In addition to community advocates and political figures, major celebrities like Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla, host and model Mini Mathur, chef Vikas Khanna and singer/songwriter Shibani Kashyap also spoke and performed during the event and congratulated the founder, Dr. Naveen Mehrotra, on his successful efforts throughout the years. They also encouraged donors to step up and support the cause whole-heartedly of promoting total wellness through community education. To watch the hour-long virtual celebration, which was produced by Asian Variety Show (AVS) and co-emceed by Sonalika Ahuja and Jitin Hingorani. Click HERE to watch.

“We are so humbled that the community responded throughout the year to provide thousands of meals to our emergency frontline workers at NJ hospitals and raise funds to purchase life-saving PPE equipment for them,” said Dr. Mehrotra. “At the start of the pandemic, SKN Foundation just responded to the immediate needs of the community-at-large, and we pivoted our efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of our pandemic heroes.”

SKN Foundation is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to promote total wellness of the person and community through education. In various populations, including the South Asian Diaspora, there are radical health disparities in access to care, service utilization, quality and outcomes. Alongside evidence of chronic disease burdens in heart disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cancer, there is also a poorer understanding of disease prevention in culturally-isolated community groups. Lifestyle modification and aggressive compliance with medical treatment is the key to a healthier lifestyle, leading to the prevention of many chronic illnesses. This is accomplished through limiting risk factor development through education.

Donations to the SKN Foundation will be accepted through January 5, 2021, and they can be made HERE.