Nandita Das joins hands with The Akshaya Patra Foundation
Nandita Das, eminent Indian actress known for her roles in movies based on unconventional themes has sponsored mid-day meals for 20 children. Acknowledging the Foundation’s efforts in eradicating class room hunger she said, “I am well aware of the contribution of Akshaya Patra and have great regards for its contribution.”
Nandita Das is a strong advocator of social justice and human rights through her creative work and talks around the world and the country. The French government bestowed the honor of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dansl'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres), a very prestigious civil award on her. In 2011 Nandita Das was the first Indian to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Women’s Forum, Washington DC. She is currently the Chairperson of the Children’s Film Society, India and is committed to its vision of producing and distributing high quality films for children.
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