First Centralised Tribal Kitchen in Telangana, Kothagudem
On 10 February 2017, The Akshaya Patra Foundation launched its first centralised tribal kitchen in Telangana at Kothagudem Mandal of Bhadradri Kothagudem district,to servemeals to 30,000 children.
The kitchen, established at a cost of Rs. 1.60-crore with the support of Nava Bharat Ventures Limited and film producer-philanthropist Shobhu Yarlagadda will serve children across five mandals – Kothagudem, Lakshmidevipalli, Sujathanagar, Chunchupalli,and Ramavaram. Kothagudem MLA, Shri Jalagam Venkat Rao; Executive Director of Nava Bharat Ventures, Mr G.R.K. Prasad; District Collector, Rajeev Gandhi Hanumanthu; Mr. Yarlagadda and others were present on the occasion.
Akshaya Patra’s Unit President (Telangana and Andhra Pradesh) Satya Gaura Chandra Dasa, acknowledged donors for supporting the project and highlighted the endeavour aimed at eliminating classroom hunger.