KOA Program Directors
|Dr. Tej N. Kaul, Grand Island, New York|
|Program Director:||Educational Assistance Program|
|Dr. Tej Nath Kaul graduated from Government Medical College-Srinagar, and went on to join the Department of health J&K Govt. He completed his M.D at PGI Chandigarh and was working in Medical College Srinagar until he came to Buffalo, NY in 1978, where he completed his Pediatrics residency & fellowship. Dr. Kaul joined private practice at Summit Pediatrics, in Niagara Falls, NY. Since July 1999, he has served as President of Summit Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatrics at Mt. Saint Mary’s Hospital in Niagara Falls. Dr. Kaul is also clinical assistant professor of Pediatrics at SUNY Buffalo medical school, and has published many papers in the field of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.In his spare time, he has been actively involved in humanitarian causes in the US and India. He was one of the founders of the KOA Educational Assistance Program, and has been running it since its inception in 1995. Dr. Kaul has established a charitable trust that runs a non profit High School in Jammu since 1999 . This school provides education to the children at subsidized tuition.
Tej Nath ji’s contact information is:
Dr. Tej Nath Kaul
|Pran Kaul, Fremont, California|
|Program Director:||KOA Sponsor-A-Child|
|Pran Kaul has been living in the United States since January 1972 and is currently working as a structural engineer at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University.
He has been involved with several community programs since 1990 in the wake of the exodus of the KP community from Kashmir Valley. Having seen the heart rending plight and abject poverty of the refugees first hand back in 1990 and later, he started the children sponsorship program in 1994-95 with the help of donations from caring members of the community in the US, to help our poor brethren to educate their school going children. The program has grown over the years from supporting about forty children in 1994 to about 260 children at present, thanks to our sponsors. The program was subsequently adopted by KOA a few years ago to allow sponsors to take advantage of tax benefits for their contributions. He continues directing and coordinating the program in US whilelocal liaison in Jammu has been doing so in Jammu.
Pran Kaul is also involved in several fund raising efforts to bring medical relief to the ailing and the sick in the refugee camps. He co-founded the Sharda Computer Institute in Jammu along with two other community members here in the US, back in 1998-99 to impart basic computer education to the camp children. With financial help from Cisco engineers of Indian origin, he started the vocational training program about five years ago in Jammu, with ample help and cooperation from KPS. The program is intended for youngsters, who either do not have the aptitude for higher education or do not like to continue studies beyond high school. He has been involved in similar other activities with a view to ameliorating the condition of the camp residents.Pran ji’s contact information is:
|Pamposh Zutshi, Austin, Texas|
|Program Director:||Sharda Peeth Rishi Model School, Udhampur, J&K|
|Pamposh Zutshi is a committed community volunteer and has consistently supported KOA programs for many years. He has assisted KOA management with specific projects several times, and takes special interest in the area of Education. He has served as KOA’s Education Program Director since the beginning of 2006.Pamposh grew up in Gogji Bagh, Srinagar. He currently resides in Texas with his wife Anjali and twin boys, Surya and Arjun. He is a management professional and currently works for USAA in San Antonio.
Pamposh ji’s contact information is:
|Dr. Chand K. Bhan, Andover, MA|
|Program Director:||Medical Funds|
Dr. Chand K. Bhan was born and raised in Srinagar. He graduated from Govt. Medical College, Srinagar in 1965 and obtained MD in Medicine from AIIM. In 1969, he worked as a Physician specialist in J&K until 1974 when he came to US. He completed his Psychiatric residency in 1977 in New York and moved to Massachussets in 1978 where he has been living since. He has been in private practice and his interest is in Medical Psychiatry. He is father of three daughters and grandfather of two. His wife is a Pediatrician and older daughter is an Opthalmologist. Chand ji has been involved with KOA since its inception in late seventees and has been a life member for many years.
Chand ji’s contact information is:
Dr. Chand K. Bhan
|Dr. Hira L. Koul, East Lansing , MI|
|Program Director:||KOA Scholarships|
Hira Lal ji’s contact information is:
Hira L. Koul
|Mr. B. L. Bhat, Jammu, India|
|KOA Liaison Officer|
4 – Mahindar Nagar, Canal Road, Jammu (Tawi)