On 10 December, 2015 Akshaya Patra was awarded the ABP News Positive Award 2015 in New Delhi for being an emblem of positive change in society.
This award was meant to honour organisations and individuals across different categories that are constantly reckoned with for their commendable contribution towards the benefit of the society. Across 11 categories the awards were given out from which 5 members were shortlisted from each category. A panel of five erudite jury members then made their pick from each category.
The award was conducted in three segments. In segment one; the entries were invited through television, helpline and communication via website. The names of the top 50 entries were reached upon in the second segment. In the third segment, the jury members deliberated to decide upon the winners. Voting lines were also opened to the public for the Popular Choice category. Then the winners were felicitated in the presence of key dignitaries in New Delhi.