Whether it was Indian students unfortunate deaths in road accidents, Universities leaving Indian students in the lurch or when Indian women faced domestic violence it was the one phone call they made to TEAM Square that came to their aid. TEAM Square offered help to hundreds of Telugu NRIs in the USA.
TEAM square was a non-profit organization started by Telugu NRI Mohan Nannapaneni twenty years ago. It began its activities with 200 volunteers and 6,000 members. Today it is purely a voluntary organisation and works just like any International Red Cross or Salvation Army.
Team Square has been renamed as TEAM Aid and has expanded its services to every Indian regardless of caste, creed and language. TEAM Aid offers services in America and Canada. TEAM Aid had sought collaboration with other national and international organizations in fifty States of North America and the response had been encouraging.
In New Jersey on 10th April 2018 forty organizations partnered with TEAM Aid. The website teamaid.org was launched at the event for people to register as volunteers. TV9 CEO Ravi Prakash was the Chief Guest for this event and also at Bay Area's Siliconandhra University event on 5th June 2018 where thirty Indian organizations partnered with TEAM Aid which included a Malayali, Sikh and Marwadi Association.
Ravi Prakash Foundation has decided to support TEAM Aid. Mr. Ravi Prakash strongly believed that Indian community in the US under TEAM Aid is one large extended family. TV9 Telugu channel has been promoting TEAM Aid phone numbers and its activities vigorously in American time band.
As part of its Corporate social responsibility TV9 channel has always supported numerous causes over the years. Additionally Ravi Prakash Foundation was founded in 2017 to further his commitment and passion for making change in society by supporting the cause of education and health. Today Ravi Prakash Foundation is undertaking philanthropic activities in these areas.