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As part of the series of training sessions for cook-cum-helpers, The Akshaya Patra Foundation in collaboration with MHRD, recently commenced its Third Phase of training. Under this phase, The Foundation is covering seven states.
A philanthropist's passion for eradicating classroom hunger - Gururaj deshpande
"Akshaya Patra now feeds 1.3 million children every day. Having the opportunity to play a small role in making it happen is quite a privilege. This organisation has impacted me personally in a big way. I go all over and talk about this noble effort. My connection with others is a lot deeper because together we are helping the deserving children" ~ Philanthropist Gururaj "Desh" Deshpande, Board Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, USA
The Akshaya Patra Foundation designed a Six Sigma Project on Optimization of Cooking Gas Cost in its Surat kitchen unit. The goal statement of this project was "Reduction of Cooking Gas cost by 10 per cent from the current level in The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Surat". With a whopping total cost saving percentage of 63 per cent, the goal was over-achieved.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is once again hosting a photo exhibition on 19th and 20th April, 2014, between 10 am and 7 pm at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore. The exhibition will showcase shots of children in their varied moods and demeanour. The walls at the exhibit will have different themes providing a picturesque tour to experience the essence of the vision and mission of the foundation.
CNN-IBN and Infosys Felicitate Akshaya Patra
The Akshaya Patra Foundation implements the Government mid-day meal programme and provides food to 1,394,757 children across 9 states and 22 locations in India (Click here for details). By executing the mid-day meal programme, the organisation aims to positively impact multiple social issues in the country.
Philanthropist 'Desh' Deshpande, Board Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, USA gave the welcome address and led the fundraising event. Emily Rosenbaum, Chief Executiver Officer of the Akshaya Patra Foundation, talked about her own experience of travelling to India and about the important things one should know about The Akshaya Patra.
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