I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.
~Edward Everett Hale

True joy, real prosperity, and lasting happiness are possible when all of us come together to take care of each other, respect each other's rights, and help each other to grow. #DaanUtsav, earlier known as the Joy of Giving Week gives each and every one of us an opportunity to do something good for our fellow citizens. Launched in 2009, #DaanUtsav is observed annually in India during the week of Gandhi Jayanti i.e. from 2nd October to 8th October.


  • 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.

By celebrating #DaanUtsav with Akshaya Patra, YOU WILL:

Gift a child the assurance of daily school meals with just Rs. 1,100.
Support education of children through food.
Improve health and nutrition levels among children.
Support children of not-so-privileged socio-economic backgrounds to attend school.
Eradicate classroom hunger and illiteracy. Make India a nation of Zero Hunger and Quality Education.
Make India a nation of Zero Hunger and Quality Education.


This Daan Utsav, YOU CAN fill a child’s life with the goodness of food and the joy of learning.

Choose to FULFIL A WISH and see the Wish Tree blossom with hope.



The Akshaya Patra Foundation is an Indian NGO headquartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka. It is the implementing partner of Government of India's Mid-Day Meal Scheme. The NGO is actively working towards eliminating classroom hunger by providing nutritious mid-day meals to school-going children since 2000. The Foundation has been recognised as the world's largest NGO-run school lunch programme. Currently, Akshaya Patra is feeding 17,61,734 children in 14,314 government and government-aided schools in 38 locations of 12 states.
VISION: No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger.
MISSION: To feed 5 million children by 2020.

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