Zaheer Khan visits Akshaya Patra
Indian Cricketer Zaheer Khan visited The Akshaya Patra Foundation in Bangalore to see the state-of-the-art technology used for preparing mid-day meals to government schools. During the visit, Zaheer interacted with few school children who were present to see their favorite cricketer. Zaheer also helped in serving light refreshments to the children.
While interacting with children Zaheer explained the significance of eating healthy nutritious food for better learning. Zaheer Khan was received by Vice Chairman Chanchalapathi Dasa and Executive Director Shridhar Venkat.
Speaking about the mid-day meal program, Zaheer Khan said "It was a very heartening experience for me; it is good to see the dedicated work of Akshaya Patra towards feeding underprivileged children. If they are given good food, they can focus more on their education and it is very important to have an educated generation for the future of India".
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