The Akshaya Patra Foundation and MUFG launch high-tech kitchen at Narsingi, Telangana
On August 31, 2017, Akshaya Patra, in partnership with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), expanded its presence to Narsingi, Telangana, with a high-tech kitchen. The kitchen has been set up with the help of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., a member of (MUFG). This kitchen will provide a nutritious school lunch every day, to over 35,000 children in Telangana.
The launch was graced by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Honourable Minister of Labour & Employment as the Chief Guest. Shri P Mahender Reddy, Honourable Transport Minister, Telangana; Shri Tummala Nageshwar Rao, Honourable Minister for Roads & Buildings, Women and Child Development, Telangana and Mr Ryoichi Shinke, Executive Officer and Regional Executive for India, MUFG, attended the event as the Guests of Honour. The event was held in the presence of Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation and was presided by Shri Satya Gaura Chandra Dasa, President, Akshaya Patra Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
The kitchen, in the current phase, is equipped to serve 366 anganwadi centres and in 238 schools through Akshaya Patra’s school lunch programme.
On June 7, 2017, Akshaya Patra opened a new centralised kitchen in Bhavnagar – fifth largest city in the state of Gujarat
Around 25 enthusiastic young volunteers participated in a cleanliness drive organised by AIKYA, in pursuance of its mission to enhance the quality of school education, promote a culture of ‘Cleanliness and Hygiene’ in schools served by The Akshaya