26 February, 2019, New Delhi
26 February, 2019, New Delhi: The prestigious Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2016 was conferred upon The Akshaya Patra Foundation for its contribution towards the socio-economic development of India by providing mid-day meals to millions of children across the country.
11 February, 2019, Vrindavan
11 February, 2019, Vrindavan: 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.
Shoolagiri,Hosur, 21st January, 2019
On 21 January 2019, Ashok Leyland, the flagship company of Hinduja Group, in partnership with The Akshaya Patra Foundation (TAPF) launched the ‘Breakfast Programme’ for 70 Government schools benefitting 7800 students at Shoolagiri and Thally Block in Tamil Nadu.
Bhuj, 19 January, 2019
19 January 2019, Bhuj: The Akshaya Patra Foundation, with the support of Sarva Mangal Family Trust and Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT), inaugurated its new kitchen in Bhuj, Gujarat. Through this kitchen, Akshaya Patra will endeavor to implement various feeding programmes of the Government of Gujarat and benefit various sections of the society. The new kitchen, which will adhere to international standards of food safety and hygiene, is set to commence operations after Government approvals.
Bengaluru, 13 December, 2018
Bengaluru, 13 December, 2018: The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s school rejuvenation programme, ‘School and Student Transformation – A Model School Initiative’ was launched by Maharaja of Mysuru, His Highness Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar at the Government Lower Primary School – Ravindranagar in Bengaluru on 13 December 2018.
Delhi, 20 November 2018
Delhi, November 20, 2018: The First National Living Legend Award 2018 was conferred on Shri. Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, by Shri. Pratap Jena, the Hon’ble Minister of Health, Law, and Information and Broadcasting. The award was bestowed for the Foundation’s excellent and unparalleled contribution to alleviate hunger among school children while responding effectively to their social needs for a better future. The award was given on Nov 16’2018 in Bhubaneshwar at The Crown Hotel.
Bengaluru, 14 September 2018
Bengaluru, 14 September 2018: Joining the country in observing the National Nutrition Month, The Akshaya Patra Foundation has started an Outreach Campaign on the critical cause of addressing hunger and malnutrition. As a part of this campaign, conscientious citizens are being encouraged to sign pledge cards committing to ‘no wastage of food’ and support under-served people by feeding them.
Bengaluru, 03 September 2018
Bengaluru, 03 September 2018: The Akshaya Patra Foundation appointed Chef Ramasamy Selvaraju of Vivanta by Taj, Bengaluru as its Goodwill Ambassador. Chef Selvaraju will support the Foundation’s efforts to explore avenues beyond the meal programme to enhance the lives of beneficiary children across the country.
Bengaluru, 22 Aug 2018
Bangalore, 22 August, 2018: The Akshaya Patra Foundation set up a temporary kitchen in Alappuzha district of Kerala, to serve free meals to people in the flood-affected parts of the state. A team of 25 volunteers was immediately dispatched to the affected area to set up the kitchen and distribute freshly prepared food to the affected people. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were served through Akshaya Patra delivery vehicles.
Bengaluru, 7 Aug 2018
Bengaluru, 7 Aug 2018: USA-based footwear manufacturer, TOMS has donated 2 Lakh shoes to Akshaya Patra beneficiaries in Bangalore, Karnataka, and Guwahati, Assam. In the first phase, shoes will be distributed to children from Class 1 to Class 10 in Government and Government-aided schools in Bangalore.
Delhi, 25th April 2018
Delhi – 25 April 2018: On Monday, 23 April 2018, a shanty in Mansarovar Park, Shahadra, New-Delhi was engulfed in flames that completely decimated 250 dwellings in the locality. Over 2000 residents were badly affected losing most of their meagre belongings in the inferno.
Bengaluru, 14 April, 2018
Bengaluru, 14 April, 2018: An event showcasing the beneficiaries of Akshaya Patra’s “Giving Every Dream a Chance”—a special initiative to nurture children with unique dreams was held at Taj Yeshwantpur, Bangalore. The Foundation started this initiative with the conviction that every child has a dream; each dream is valid - for their dreams, thoughts, and aspirations make these children what they are. It is the Foundation’s humble attempt to identify children with special dreams and give them the opportunity to realise these dreams.
Bangalore, 04 April, 2018
Bangalore, 04 April, 2018: The Akshaya Patra Foundation has appointed Ms. Divya Sathyaraj as its Goodwill Ambassador. With her staunch belief equating food to medicine, Ms. Sathyaraj has been working as a professional nutritionist.
Hyderabad - March 30, 2018
Hyderabad - March 30, 2018: The Akshaya Patra Foundation, in partnership with Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, today inaugurated a high-tech mega centralised kitchen at Kandi, Sangareddy, in the state of Telangana.
Dehradun, 12th February 2018
Dehradun, Monday 12 February 2018 – The Akshaya Patra Foundation, in association with Hans Foundation, conducted the Bhumi Puja for building its first centralised kitchen in the state of Uttarakhand. This facility will serve nutritious and wholesome mid-day meals to over 30,000 children in the district of Dehradun.
Bengaluru, January 27,2018
Bengaluru, January 27, 2018: The Akshaya Patra Foundation was honoured with the ICAI Gold Shield Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the year 2016–2017 under the Category XII – Not-for-Profit Sector.
Bengaluru, 12th January 2018
Bengaluru, 12 January 2018― The Akshaya Patra Foundation launched a pilot in partnership with the Government of Karnataka to introduce millets in the mid-day meal scheme with an aim to enhance the nutritional intake of the beneficiaries.
December 21st, 2017
Mangaluru, Karnataka, 21 December 2017 – The Akshaya Patra Foundation in association with GT Foundation & Diya Systems Pvt.Ltd announced the foundation stone laying ceremony to build a mega kitchen in Mangaluru.
November 14th, 2017
Bengaluru, November 14th 2017: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind conferred The Akshaya Patra Foundation, with the National Child Awards for Child Welfare 2017 on the occasion of Children’s Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. The award was received by Shri Chanchalapathi Dasa, Vice-Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation. The awards were given in the presence of Minister of State for Women & Child Development, Dr Virendra Kumar.
September 26, 2017
September 26, 2017, Bengaluru - Vista Equity Partners, the world’s leading private equity firm, focused exclusively on enterprise software, data, and technology solutions, together with several of its companies in India, partners with Akshaya Patra by pledging a contribution of USD 1 million over five years to aid in the Foundation's mid-day meal plan. Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, recently named by Forbes as one of the 100 Greatest Living Business Minds, announced the collaboration alongside Mr. Hardeep Gulati, CEO of PowerSchool, and Mr. Shridhar Venkat, CEO of The Akshaya Patra Foundation.
August 31st, 2017
Hyderabad, India, 31 August 2017 –The Akshaya Patra Foundation inaugurated its first high-tech kitchen in Narsingi on 31 August, 2017. The kitchen has been constructed with the support of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., a member of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG). This kitchen will provide mid-day meals to over 35,000 children in Telangana.
April 22nd, 2017
Bangalore, April 22, 2017: Writer, entrepreneur and youth expert, Rashmi Bansal launched her latest book, God’s Own Kitchen: The Inspiring Story of Akshaya Patra – a social enterprise run by monks and CEOs, at ISKCON, Rajajinagar, Bangalore on April 22, 2017.
April 20th, 2017
BENGALURU,India; April 20, 2017: “Million Meals” project applied artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and blockchain to drive efficiency and timeliness of lunch program in government schools across India.
March 27th, 2017
Bengaluru: 27th March, 2017: The Akshaya Patra Foundation received a donation of INR 88 lakhs from SBI Foundation.
Dec 26th, 2016
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is set to launch eleven new kitchens in in partnership with the Government of Uttar Pradesh.
Dec 7th, 2016
Infosys Foundation and The Akshaya Patra Foundation took the first step to build Telangana’s first High-Tech, state-of-the-art, Centralised Mega Kitchen in Khandi by laying its foundation stone on 7 December, 2016.
Nov 10th, 2016
The Akshaya Patra Foundation (TAPF) completes 16 years today. All along this 16-year journey, the Foundation has strived to address the issue of “classroom hunger” and promote “education” by providing nutritious meals to children in Government and Government-aided schools.
Oct 24th, 2016
The Akshaya Patra Foundation appointed Shivant Malkani as its first Youth Ambassador. Shivant, who is currently studying in class 11, was chosen as the ambassador for his dedication and exuberance towards Akshaya Patra programs.
Oct 24th, 2016
The Akshaya Patra Foundation inaugurated its second Food Safety and Quality Control Lab (FSQC Lab) in Lucknow near Indane Bottling Plant, Amausi Industrial Area.
Aug 27th, 2016
The Honourable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, visited The Akshaya Patra Foundation to commemorate the milestone of serving 2 billion meals. The event was hosted at ISKCON Bangalore on 27 August, 2016.
Aug 19th, 2016
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is opening its first kitchen in Maharashtra at Nagpur on August 20th, 2016. The kitchen has the capacity to serve 5,000 children in the area, every school day.
Aug 11th, 2016
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)’s banking entity The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU), and the Akshaya Patra Foundation took the first step to build a full-fledged kitchen in Narsingi, by laying the foundation stone for the building on 11 August, 2016.
June 29th, 2016
The Akshaya Patra Foundation which runs the World’s largest mid-day meal programme has launched Akshaya Patra app. The App was launched by Mrs Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation and T.V. Mohandas Pai, Chairman of Manipal Global Education at Vivanta by Taj, Bengaluru.
June 16th, 2016
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)’s banking entity The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Akshaya Patra Foundation to build a full-fledged kitchen that will prepare and provide mid-day meals to school children in Narsingi, Hyderabad in the state of Telangana,
June 11th, 2016
The Akshaya Patra Foundation has embarked on a pilot project ‘Giving Every Dream a Chance’ in the year 2015-2016. Akshaya Patra believes that every child has a dream and each dream is valid and hence intends to provide the right path to the child.
May 29th, 2016
The Akshaya Patra Foundation has been honoured with the Nikkei Asia Prize to add to its rich credential. The Foundation is recognised under the Economic and Business Innovation category.
February 7th, 2016
Outride Hunger 2016, is the second edition of the bike rally organised by The Akshaya Patra Foundation to create awareness about bridging the gap between classroom hunger and education.
February 1st, 2016
On the eve of the nation’s 67th Republic Day, the Government of India conferred upon Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman of The Akshaya Patra Foundation and President of ISKCON Bengaluru, the prestigious Padma Shri.
December 1st, 2015
Last year, Click a Smile competition witnessed around 1,400 entries from nearly 50 countries. This year, The Akshaya Patra Foundation is back with its annual photography competition Click a Smile 2015. This year is even more bigger and better than before with exclusive panel of judges from the industry.
June 30th, 2015
If Hashtags Could Feed is a digital campaign (stylized as #ifhashtagscouldfeed) by Graffiti Collaborative in partnership with The Akshayapatra Foundation.
June 22nd, 2015
The Earthquake Relief Centralised Kitchen Project, a joint initiative undertaken by The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Jamsetji Tata Trust and Sipradian Sahayata Sanstha began operations
September 25th, 2014
It may be recalled that on Friday, September 19, 2014, some students of Government Urdu Higher Primary School, DJ Halli, Bangalore, had complained of stomach ache and vomiting. As reported in the media, about 350 students were rushed to Dr B R Ambedkar Medical College & Hospital.
February 1st, 2014
syndicate-bank-donates-mid-day-meal-vehicleSyndicate Bank, one of the oldest banks of India, has contributed one meal distribution vehicle to The Akshaya Patra Foundation, the world’s largest NGO run school meal program which currently feeds over 1.3 million children across the country every day.
December 21st, 2013
The Akshaya Patra Foundation has received a grant of Rs 55 Crore spread over a period of 5 years from the Jamsetji Tata Trust. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Akshaya Patra and Jamsetji Tata Trust.
December 9th, 2013
The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Bellary Kitchen, has been conferred with the CII National Award for Food Safety 2013 for its holistic approach in establishing, running and managing efficiently the Food Safety and Quality Systems.
December 8th, 2013
The Corporation Bank, one of the oldest banks of India, has contributed one meal distribution vehicle to The Akshaya Patra Foundation, the world's largest NGO-run school mid-meal program which currently feeds over 1.3 million children across the country every day.
November 13th, 2013
VasudevAdiga's, a popular chain of restaurants in Karnataka, has committed to raise funds to support The Akshaya Patra Foundation, an NGO which serves mid-day meals to government school children in India.
November 27th, 2012
In an effort to support Akshaya Patra’s cause, National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) has presented a cheque of Rs.26.32 lakhs to Mr. Vinay N Kumar, General Manager – Operations, Tornagallu and Mr. Chetan D, Manager – Operations of The Akshaya Patra Foundation, on 23 November 2012.
September 9th, 2012
Dr. Deepak Chopra won’t tell you to take two aspirins and call him in the morning. Instead he’ll tell you to practice meditation, reflection, yoga, seek happiness through creative fulfillment and that’s exactly the message that was delivered in his calm, incisive way at the Akshaya Patra fundraising dinner held at the Westin Galleria on Sunday, September the 9th.
August 12th, 2012
An Indian-origin girl student in the UK has raised over 6,400 pounds by organising a '5K walk' for the world's largest NGO-run school meal programme which provides food for 1.3 million children daily in India.
July 31st, 2012
Javed Akhtar and Shankar Mahadevan – the duo that has established a firm presence in the minds of discerning music lovers, has yet again woven a magical track that echoes The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s mission loud and clear.