Vishnu Deo Sai, Union Minister of State visits Akshaya Patra
Vishnu Deo Sai, Union Minister of State (Steel, Mines, Labour & Employment) visited The Akshaya Patra kitchen in Rourkela, Odisha, on 30 August, 2014. He was accompanied by representatives of the Rourkela Steel Plant - G.S. Prasad, CEO; P.K Pradhan, GM-TA & CSR and Dhirendra Mishra, AGM-CSR.
Impressed by the operations process that he saw as part of the kitchen tour Vishnu Deo Sai expressed his delight at the work the kitchen accomplishes, reaching out to thousands of children in the region with tasty, nutritious and hygienically prepared food.
With the support of the Steel Authority of India (SAIL) Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), the highly mechanised, centralised Rourkela kitchen was started in November 2013. Today the kitchen feeds 40,827 children across 433 Government schools in and around the area.
Vishnu Deo Sai congratulated the Foundation on the excellent work it has accomplished. Wishing Akshaya Patra all the best for the future, he conveyed his wishes to see the organisation growing even more in the years to come.
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