Narayana Murthy for Compassionate Capitalism
The Times of India
The founder-chairman of Infosys Technologies, N R Narayan Murthy said inclusive growth is the need of the hour and it is the responsibility of fortunate people to ensure that all unfortunate hungry children of the nation are fed. He said: "I can understand the pain of hunger because I had experienced hunger once."
He shared his awful experience when he was travelling from Bulgaria to Istanbul and remained hungry for 113 hours. "I had not taken food or water for 113 hours." "There are millions who are hungry and it is our responsibility to ensure that every kid is fed properly," he said while addressing people at an event organised by Akshaya Patra Foundation, an NGO that runs the largest school meal programme in the country.
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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