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Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi commemorated The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s serving of cumulative 3 Billion meals at an event held at the organisation’s campus in Vrindavan, Mathura, on 11th February, 2019.

As a part of nationwide industrial study tour, the 500 aspiring youngsters ‘Jagriti yatra’ arrived Visakhapatnam and participated in many awareness activities. Jagriti Yatra, an Ngo inspires enables youth from small towns villages of India to build India through enterprise.

The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s school rejuvenation programme, ‘School and Student Transformation – A Model School Initiative’ was launched by Maharaja of Mysuru.

How Akshaya Patra expects to feed every Indian child's dreams by 2040



Fueled by its goal to ensure that no child in India is deprived of education because of hunger, the Akshaya Patra Foundation continues to increase its fleet of kitchens to serve hot nutritious meals to school children across states. By 2020, the foundation aims to feed 5 million children, from 1.75 million currently.

Interview with The Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation:Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa



For the past 17 years, the Akshaya Patra Foundation has kept with its vision that no child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger. It now plans to expand to more states and touch more lives.

Akshaya Patra's mid-day meal programme uses latest tech to cook food faster


Business Standard

Cooking may not be rocket science, but when you are feeding over 1.7 million children in 14,314 schools, it could be a fit case for employing the latest technologies to ramp up operational efficiency. Akshaya Patra, the world’s largest NGO-run mid-day meal programme with 38 kitchens spread across 12 states, is one such mammoth enterprise, and it’s using cutting edge technologies to help fulfil its goal of alleviating hunger among school children.

It has been 17 years since we took our first step towards eliminating classroom hunger. Over these years, we have scaled from feeding 1,500 children studying in 5 schools in Bengaluru to over 1.7 million children across India.

Shridhar Venkat currently serves as CEO of The Akshaya Patra Foundation. His search for existential purpose in life made him quit a corporate career and join the Akshaya Patra Foundation, a not-for-profit organization with a vision that ‘No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger’.

Akshaya Patra’s Campaign Observing the National Nutrition Month Urges PM to Speak On Malnourishment in His Upcoming ‘Mann Ki Baat’.

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