IBNLive blogger accredits Akshaya Patra for selfless services to children
Akshaya Patra and the Mid-Day Meal Scheme:
The mid-day meals scheme is one of the largest found providing schemes in the world. Even though it was in the news recently for the wrong reasons, the Government led scheme provides food to millions of children across the country. In partnership with the Government, Akshaya Patra is one of the largest private NGOs to assist in this task. The organisation distributes freshly cooked, healthy meals daily to 1.3 million under privileged children in 9000 Government schools through 20 locations in 9 states across India. The organisation provides meals with centralised and decentralised kitchens in all these locations. They also ensure that the hygiene and quality of the food is on par with what the rest of the young children across the country receive. This organisation is a true example of what can be achieved without much fanfare yet has a significant impact in its activities.