Cisco distributes breakfast boxes to 15 schools
Cisco Bangalore in association with Akshaya Patra distributed 3,000 breakfast boxes across 15 Government school on 29, July 2015. The activity was conducted on behalf of John Chambers, former CEO, Cisco systems who departed the company. Over 100 volunteers from Cisco joined in to distribute breakfast boxes to the children. Each box contained cornflakes, milk, raisins and a chikki (Indian sweet made out of groundnuts and jaggery) bar for the children.
Speaking on the occasion, Gaurav Kumar, Cisco employee said, “It was really nice experience to spend some time with school kids on Saturday morning. Thanks for giving us a chance to put in these efforts apart from our regular work.”
With an aim to end hunger in classrooms, Cisco has already contributed over 250 volunteering hours towards the Mid-day Meal 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