Learning, with Lunch
The Hindu - Business Line
Akshaya Patra meals, served to nearly 13 lakh school children in seven States, are an incentive to come to class and stay on course. There are several heart-warming features about the Akshaya Patra scheme that brings fresh, hot, nutritious meals to the doorstep of nearly 13 lakh schoolchildren across seven States in India. But for me, the biggest one is that it has reduced dropouts in general, and more important, arrested the tendency of parents to pull out girls from school ahead of boys.
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The Akshaya Patra Foundation inaugurated its 34th kitchen in Jigani, Bengaluru, with the support of Bosch India
Employees of Marks & Spencer visited Akshaya Patra’s Vasanthapura kitchen in Bengaluru, along with a beneficiary school of the Foundation