Let us celebrate India’s festival of giving!

India’s Joy of Giving Week (Daan Utsav) is a remarkable initiative that takes place between October 2 and 8. It celebrates and encourages the spirit of giving.

Akshaya Patra spreads joy and hope among millions of children every day. The school lunch programme run by the Foundation is the world’s largest NGO-run Mid-Day Meal Programme, serving over 1.6 million children across 13,839 schools in 34 kitchens of 12 Indian states.

Over 1.6 million children

13,839 Schools

34 Kitchens

12 states of India

Since 2000, the organisation has worked towards reaching more children with wholesome food on every single school day. We have grown from our humble beginnings, serving just 1,500 children across 5 schools.In the last 17 years of the Foundation’s journey to provide ‘Unlimited Food for Education,’ many young lives have been transformed and with each passing year, the programme continues to enable children to attend school every day. 

ramita atharva manasi vikas lalita heena

I want to fulfill a child's wish

I wish to donate rs :


No. of plates

Rs. 105 per plate

With a strong belief no child should be deprived of healthy food,
the Foundation now aims to feed 5 million children by 2020.

Let us come together, and pledge to take this movement
to each and every corner of our country!

Ramita, Std viii

“Hi, I dream to become
a police woman and
safeguard the women.”

Atharva, Std Vi

“I love Mathematics,
and I want to become
an astronomer.”

Manasi, Std v

“Hi, I want to become
a doctor and make
my mother proud.”

Vikas, Std Vii

“Hi, I want to become
a mechanical engineer.
I also want to learn
different languages.”

Y Lalita, Std Vi

“Hi, I want to become
a district collector,
and help rid society
from corruption.”

Heena Kausar, Std V

“Hello, I dream to become
a doctor and help save lives.”

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