The World's Largest NGO-Run
Mid-Day Meal Programme Serving Wholesome School Lunch to Over 1.76 Million Children in 15,024 Schools Across 12 States in India.

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Smart food for education is key

In incentivising education and bringing more children to school, the mid-day meal programme has created a pool of talent that needs to be harnessed and nurtured, says Ajay Kavishwar.

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Back To School By The Numbers

The Akshaya Patra's food reaches over 1.76 million (17,62,133) school children across 12 states and 42 locations in India happens to be an incentivising factor that pulls them to school.

MEALS SERVED SO FAR
3 Billions and
counting

GOODWILL AMBASSADORS

  • S.S. Rajamouli

    Mr. S.S. Rajamouli is a famous Indian director and screenwriter. During his visit to our Narsingi kitchen, he was highly impressed and appreciated the entire kitchen process. Most recently, he made a significant contribution to our #iShareMyLunch campaign.

  • Chef Ramasamy Selvaraju

    Chef Selvaraju has been supporting Akshaya Patra since the inception of ‘Giving Every Dream a Chance’ - a mentorship initiative for beneficiary children. He says, “Akshaya Patra gives me an opportunity to support children in the pursuit of their dreams."

  • Shraddha Kapoor

    Ms. Shraddha Kapoor, a talented Indian actress has graciously supported Akshaya Patra on a famous television show ‘Dus Ka Dum’. In her appearance on the show, she pledged her winnings to our Foundation.

  • A.R. Rahman

    Mr. A. R. Rahman graciously offered his composition 'Naan Yen Piranthen' as the background score for an inspirational short film made by Akshaya Patra titled 'The Possibilities'.

  • Divya Sathyaraj

    Ms. Divya Sathyaraj, a popular nutritionist and daughter of ace actor Mr. Sathyaraj is advising us on how we can improve the nutritive value of our meals.

  • Vivek Oberoi

    The Foundation hosted Mr.Vivek Oberoi at one of its kitchens. He was very impressed and appreciated the working methodology adopted by the Foundation while coordinating with the Government, bringing together resources, raising funds and executing its school lunch programme.

  • Ram Sampath

    Mr. Ram Sampath is a famous Indian composer, music producer and musician. He enthralled the audience at Akshaya Patra’s musical fiesta called the ‘Chords of Giving’.

  • Sanjeev Kapoor

    Mr. Sanjeev Kapoor partners with Akshaya Patra regularly to help spread the vision and mission of the Foundation.

  • Sona Mohapatra

    Mrs. Sona Mohapatra is a celebrated singer and performer who has performed at Akshaya Patra’s ‘Chords of Giving’ concert held on 13 January 2017.

  • T. V. Mohandas Pai

    Mr. Mohandas Pai has been serving as a trustee of The Akshaya Patra Foundation since its early days. He is also a donor apart from being a strategic visionary of the Foundation.

  • Shankar Mahadevan

    Akshaya Patra is immensely proud to be associated with Mr. Shankar Mahadevan, India’s iconic singer and composer who achieved worldwide fame with his album 'Breathless'. He has composed and sung a number specially dedicated to Akshaya Patra.

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Awards

HONOUR ROLL

  • T S SANTOSH KUMAR, Bengaluru
  • SPECTRUM JOHNSON TILES PVT LTD, Ahmedabad
  • JAYASREE THIAGARAJAN, Bengaluru
  • ROHIT CHATTERJEE, Bengaluru
  • GINA IYER, Bengaluru
  • ITCO INDUSTRIES LTD, Bengaluru
  • MD MOVERS, Bellary
  • PRABHA INDUSTRIES , Chennai
  • SURIN AUTOMOTIVE PVT LTD, Bengaluru
  • WEIR MINERALS INDIA PVT LTD, Bengaluru
  • T MOHANA LAKSHMI , Bengaluru
  • KAPUR INVESTMENT PVT LTD, Bengaluru
  • SHEILA K SRINIVAS, Bengaluru
  • A ABHAYA KUMAR, Bengaluru
  • RAGHAVENDRA DESHPANDE, Bengaluru
  • DR PRASHANTH S, Bengaluru
  • SUBHA RAO , Bengaluru
  • RAHUL M KHARGE, Bengaluru
  • NIDEC INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION INDIA PVT LTD, Bengaluru
  • BALACHANDRA MADHAV RAO, Bengaluru
  • HARIS POONTHALA, Bengaluru
  • YAMINI CHANDRASEKARAN, Bengaluru
  • DHRUTI ENGINEERING CONSULTING PVT LTD, Bengaluru
  • SRINATH SRIDHARAN, Bengaluru
  • DEEPAK PRASAD, Vadodara
  • KASHINATH BHAUMIK, Vadodara
  • ANNJ SANDILL, Bengaluru
  • DR THUSHAR H TOPRANI, Vadodara
  • M GIRISH, Bengaluru
  • RAMA DURAI SUNDARAM, Bengaluru
  • VITTAL S BHAVIKATTI, Bengaluru
  • AKSHAY R NESARI, Bengaluru
  • T A SUNDARARAJAN, Bengaluru
  • RAMANI MURTHY, Bengaluru
  • ASHOK DESIGN BUILD PVT LTD, Bengaluru
  • SHIKHA N MURRAY, Bengaluru
  • VISWADHARINI KUMAR, Bengaluru
  • S GEETHA , Bengaluru
  • VASANT NAVATI, Pune
  • JARIWALA AAROGYA PVT LTD, Surat
  • VRUSHAL TRADING PVT LTD, Mumbai
  • SIDDHOMAL CHARITABLE TRUST, New Delhi
  • T P ASHOK, Bengaluru
  • SOUMYA LAKSHMI, Bengaluru
  • STUDIO ARCHETYPE, Goa
  • MRINAL SUNEET PATIL, Mumbai
  • DEBASHIS BHADRA, Bengaluru
  • AESTUS INDUCTION INDIA PVT LTD, Bengaluru
  • HEMANTH VENGAL, Mumbai
  • BLISS HOSPITALITIES PVT LTD, Bengaluru
  • GLOBETEK, Bengaluru
  • YATHISH, Bengaluru
  • MEENAKSHI R, Bengaluru
  • RAMESH RAM KAMAT, Bengaluru
  • BHARATH, Bengaluru
  • PARAMESHWAR, Bengaluru
  • TOMMY HILFIGER, Bengaluru
  • ANITA GUPTA, New Delhi
  • RAMACHANDRAN SUBRAMANYAN, Bengaluru
  • P BALAKRISHNA RAO, Bengaluru
  • RADHIKA S KARKADA, Bengaluru
  • TAEGUTEC INDIA PVT LTD, Bengaluru
  • NARENDRA KUMAR K SHAH, Chennai
  • PREETH GANAPATHY, Bengaluru
  • C R SHYAMALA, Bengaluru
  • HIND AGRO SALES, New Delhi
  • M S ANITHA, Bengaluru
  • KURIEN THOMAS, Bengaluru
  • INDO BURMA AGENCIES, Bengaluru
  • RAVINDRA MEHTA, Bengaluru
  • VEGESNA VANI, Bengaluru
  • SUHASINI RAGHUVAMSHI, Bengaluru
  • WHITEFIELD MOTORS PVT LTD, Bengaluru
  • B BRUNDA ANANICHAR, Bengaluru
  • BAPUJI PALKI, Bengaluru
  • LAKSHMI AGRAWAL, Bengaluru
  • KARIGARS, Gurgaon
  • B R VENKATESH, Bengaluru
  • S VISHWANTHAN, Bengaluru
  • GANESHAN BALACHANDER, Chennai
  • DR MADHUSUDAN M G, Bengaluru
  • K R SRINATH, Bengaluru
  • RAMACHANDRAN S, Bengaluru
  • MANI SARIN, Bengaluru
  • SANJEVINI MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS, Bengaluru
  • CADD PRO TOOLINGS, Bengaluru
  • SHREEDHAR, Bengaluru
  • G MPADMALATHA, Bengaluru
  • AVANISH S PHATAK, Bengaluru
  • SANJAY BHASKARAPPA, Bengaluru
  • SOUNDARRAJAN RAGARAJAN, Bengaluru
  • EKAAH, Chennai
  • R P GUNAVANTH GOWDA, Bengaluru
  • PREETHA P R, Bengaluru
  • BRAJA NARAYAN PARHI MOHAPATRA, Bengaluru
  • PRANAM, Bengaluru
  • ARAVINDA KUMAR M, Bengaluru
  • HARIHAR D KUMTA, Bengaluru
  • V R SUBRAMANYA, Bengaluru
  • NIRANJAN N PRABHU, Bengaluru
  • PRATIMA M BALIGA, Mumbai
  • PRATHAMM DEVELOPERS, Bengaluru
  • KIRIT SURENDRA VAJNIK, Bengaluru
  • GOPALAKRISHNA HEGDE, Bengaluru
  • KOPURU VENKATA RAO, Bengaluru
  • SUDHARSAN NAIDU, Bengaluru
  • M ABDULHUSAIN , Bengaluru
  • M R BABU, Bengaluru
  • SHIVA SHANKAR NAGARAJAN, Bengaluru
  • JAMUA RAJYA LAXMI, Bengaluru
  • CHAITANYA RAJYA LAXMI, Bengaluru
  • SWAMY R M P, Bengaluru
  • VIJAYASIMHA ALILUGHATTA, Bengaluru
  • DEEPAK KRISHNAMURTHY, Bengaluru
  • S RAMASESHA, Bengaluru
  • SAVITRI GOPAL RAO, Bengaluru
  • SYNTHETIC PACKERS PVT LTD, Bengaluru
  • ADITI KUNAL, Bengaluru
  • CHAMPAKLAL P ZAVERI, Mumbai
  • GURKAR DINKAR RAO, Mumbai
  • KAMBHAMPATI KRISHNA MOHAN RAO, Mumbai
  • HIGH VOLT ELECTRICALS PVT LTD, Mumbai
  • VAISHNAVI RAMAN, Bengaluru
  • MADHUSUDHAN RAMAN, Bengaluru
  • G RAMAN HUF, Bengaluru
  • LINGAM SUSEELAMMA & VENKATARAMAIAH TRUST, Bengaluru
  • RAGHAVAN SRINIVASAN, Bengaluru
  • V CHANDRASEKHARAN NAIR, Bengaluru
  • L PARUKUTTY, Bengaluru
  • RAMACHANDRA R, Bengaluru
  • PUYVAST CSR FOUNDATION , Bengaluru
  • DINESH KUMAR, Bengaluru
  • K S MOHAN PARAMESWARAN, Bengaluru
  • J LALITHA, Bengaluru
  • VIJAYA NARASIMHAN, Bengaluru
  • SHABBIR T K, Bengaluru
  • AJEET K MALL, Bengaluru
  • Y V SUBBA RAO, Bengaluru
  • NARASIMHA MURTHY A S, Bengaluru
  • ASHWATHRAM, Bengaluru
  • V PREMA, Chennai
  • SHANTHU B MUTGI, Bengaluru
  • MANJU GOENKA, Bengaluru
  • SUBHASH S JAVALI, Bengaluru
  • MAHENDRA PRATAP DUBE, Bengaluru
  • REVA UNIVERSITY, Bengaluru
  • WILSON THOMAS, Bengaluru
  • SIRISH KUMAR, Bengaluru
  • YAJNA NARAYAN HEBBAR, Bengaluru
  • CHANDRAKANT M G, Bengaluru
  • L V SREENIVASAN, Bengaluru
  • PULKIT GARG , New Delhi
  • SURYA TRADERS, Uttarkhand
  • R RADHAKRISHNA, Hyderabad
  • KIRIT M MEHTA, Mumbai
  • S R SRINIVASA, Bengaluru
  • GEETHA LOKANATH, Bengaluru
  • UMA SESHADRI, Bengaluru
  • SURESH V, Bengaluru
  • SATISH, Bengaluru
  • H S RAMAN, Bengaluru
  • S MOHAN HEGDE, Bengaluru
  • VIJAY KAUL, Mumbai
  • DINKAR S PATWARDHAN, Thane
  • SREEDHARAN NALINI, Pune
  • CHANDRASHEKAR UDUPA, Bengaluru
  • SHAILA HEMANT KULKARNI, Mumbai
  • SUBHASHEHANDRA DHINGRA, Pune
  • NITIN DHINGRA, Pune
  • D VISHWAS PHATAK, Pune
  • NEETA PRALHAD ACHYUTE, Pune
  • T S PRAKASH, Bengaluru
  • K V NARENDRA KUMAR, Bengaluru
  • G T RANGA, Bengaluru
  • G C MALASHETTI, Bengaluru
  • G P NARAHARI, Bengaluru
  • INTEREX, Bengaluru
  • B RAGHAVENDER, Kukatpally
  • KRISHNA PRASAD SRINIVASAN, Bengaluru
  • VARTHUR FOUNDATION TRUST, Bengaluru
  • SIVAKUMAR RAJAN, Hyderabad
  • D S SRINIVASA RAO, Hyderabad
  • SHALINI MANGLANI, Bengaluru
  • SATHYANARAYANA REDDY, Bengaluru
  • R MUNIYANNA, Bengaluru
  • SELVARANI, Bengaluru
  • AVINASH T MANDAAL, Bengaluru
  • DIGITAL WAVES INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD, Bengaluru
  • JAI SHRI KRISHNA SEVA TRUST, Bengaluru
  • HARSHA, Bengaluru
  • R RAJENDRAN , Bengaluru
  • DR DH DESHPANDE, Bengaluru
  • ANUP KUMAR R, Bengaluru
  • SINGAPERUMAL Y G, Bengaluru
  • CHANDRASHEKAR BISTAIAH, Bengaluru
  • HEMANAHALLI ANNAIAH RAVIKUMAR, Bengaluru
  • RAVI KUMAR K, Bengaluru
  • B SATHYA PRASAD, Bengaluru
  • AVINASH T MANDAAL, Bengaluru
  • JAI SHRI KRISHNA SEVA TRUST, Bengaluru
  • SREE SARABESWARA LAND FOUNDATION, Chennai
  • S J SHASHIKANTH, Bengaluru
  • MAHESH HARDWARE & PIPES PVT LTD, Bengaluru
  • M SUBRAMANYAM, Bengaluru
  • JANAKI VAIDYANATHAN, Bengaluru
  • RAMACHANDRA IYER, Bengaluru
  • K SRINIVASA, Bengaluru
  • VINAY AND AJAY JAIN FOUNDATION, New Delhi
  • G CORP HOMES PVT LTD, Bengaluru
  • SHYAMALA GANESH, Bengaluru
  • KARTHIK ENGINEERING, Bengaluru
  • UMBREY ENGG PVT LTD, Bengaluru
  • IRYS ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING SERVICES PVT LTD, Pune
  • S VENKATESWARAN RAO, Chennai
  • P S GEETHA MALINI, Chennai

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