ISTM training and exposure visits
Akshaya Patra conducted several NGO engagement training programmes in association with the Institute of Secretariat Training & Management (ISTM) across Bengaluru, Jaipur, Vrindavan and Vadodara. The sessions saw the participation of over 400 members ranking up to Deputy and Under-Secretaries from across different ministries of the Central Government.
The sessions were aimed to bring focus on the problems facing society today and to devise solutions to these issues from the existing framework of Government policies and schemes.
The participants were taken on an exposure visit to an Akshaya Patra kitchen, beneficiary school and a local NGO as part of the training 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