19 years back, in the year 2000, The Akshaya Patra Foundation began its journey to provide healthy and wholesome school meals to children in Government schools and Government-aided schools. Akshaya Patra received remarkable support from the government and people from all walks of life. On the occasion of the 19th year of service to children, the entire Akshaya Patra family wholeheartedly expresses its gratitude to the Ministry of Human Resource, Government of India, all the State Governments, Committed Volunteers, Steadfast Supporters, Benevolent Donors, Goodwill Ambassadors, and Philanthropic Businesses and Corporate Partners.
Today, we are providing freshly cooked, nutritious, and locally palatable mid-day meals to 18,02,517 children studying in 16,856 Government schools and Government-aided schools present in 51 locations across 12 States and 2 Union Territories.
Andhra Pradesh: 133,343 children
Assam: 25,461 children
Chhattisgarh: 17,070 children
Daman & DNH: 43,963 children
Delhi: 7,878 children
Gujarat: 370,292 children
Karnataka: 402,695 children
Odisha: 166,189 children
Rajasthan: 234,460 children
Maharashtra: 16,090 children
Tamil Nadu: 5,785 children
Telangana: 154,334 children
Tripura: 910 children
Uttar Pradesh: 224,288 children
Akshaya Patra has been a recipient of national and international awards, a testimony to its dedicated service to children.
Your donation is ultimately for the children. Every penny of your contribution is diligently spent for the food that is served directly or indirectly. On an average, 92% of the total cost is used towards meeting the programme cost and 8% towards the programme management cost. The organisation upholds maximum transparency in funds utilisation. At the end of every financial year, Akshaya Patra publishes its audited financial reports for all its stakeholders in the form of annual reports.
"I want to become a Professor and bridge the cultural, societal, and regional differences among people", says Muskan after witnessing her father support her schooling under some of the most challenging circumstances including opposition from aging family members.
"I want to be a doctor and provide free treatment to people", says Indu after seeing her grandmother unable to avail medical check-up due to high healthcare cost.
"I want to be a professional carrom player and give international recognition to this game", says Navasa after discovering his passion for the game.
"I want to be an engineer because I believe engineering can resolve several gripping issues right from generating clean energy to creating support gadgets that can help people while driving", says Santosha after witnessing the hardship his father undergoes as a bus driver.
"I want to be an award-winning designer in the mattress industry", says Mitali after witnessing her mother struggle to earn a livelihood as a handmade cotton mattress maker.
"I want to be a world-renowned dancer", says Monica who considers dance to be a therapeutic escape from the daily humdrum and who also wants to put an end to the current struggles of her family.
"I want to be a Software Engineer", says Uzair who believes software engineering is more than just coding or programming; itís an opportunity to help others through the power of technology.
"I want to be an Indian Air Force Pilot and also wish to invent something to help the nation", says Sahil driven by the passion to serve the motherland.
"I want to be a Businessman", says Afroz inspired by his father"s passion and mastery in moulding the clay into wonderful pottery items.
You have made the 19-year journey incredible. Your constant support reinstated our conviction that it is indeed possible to achieve our vision of having each and every child in India well-nourished and well-educated. So far, we could reach 1.8 million children. We need your continued association to nourish and nurture more children who are waiting for support.
Alone, we can begin a change, together we can sustain a change.
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