Press releases

Press releases

Honourable Chief Minister Shri Akhilesh Yadav Performs Ground Breaking Ceremony for 11 Akshaya Patra’s Mid-Day Meal Kitchens in Uttar Pradesh

Dec 26th, 2016
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is set to launch eleven new kitchens in in partnership with the Government of Uttar Pradesh.

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Akshaya Patra conducts Bhoomi Puja of Telangana’s 1st High-Tech Mega Kitchen Sponsored by Infosys Foundation

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.

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The Akshaya Patra Foundation celebrates 16 years of unlimited food for education

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.

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The Akshaya Patra Foundation appoints its first Youth Ambassador

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.

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The Akshaya Patra Foundation inaugurates its second Food Safety and Quality Control Lab in Lucknow, India

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.

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Honourable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, commemorates Akshaya Patra’s milestone of serving 2 Billion Meals

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.

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Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis to Inaugurate Akshaya Patra’s Nagpur Kitchen.

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.

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MUFG and The Akshaya Patra Foundation lays the foundation for its kitchen in Narsingi,Telangana

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.

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Akshaya Patra Launches Mobile App

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.

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MUFG pledges INR 105.1 million towards mid-day meal programme with Akshaya Patra Foundation

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,

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Akshaya Patra Encourages Government School Kids To Dream Big

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.

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Akshaya Patra conferred upon the Asia Nikkei Prize 2016

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.

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Akshaya Patra presents Outride Hunger 2016

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.

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Padma Shri conferred upon Madhu Pandit Dasa-Chairman of Akshaya Patra

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.

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Entries for Akshaya Patra Click a Smile 2015

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.

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If Hashtags Could Feed

June 30th, 2015
If Hashtags Could Feed is a digital campaign (stylized as #ifhashtagscouldfeed) by Graffiti Collaborative in partnership with The Akshayapatra Foundation.

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The Akshaya Patra Foundation begins its Earthquake Relief Centralised Kitchen operations in Nepal 

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 

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Food contamination at Akshaya Patra kitchen ruled out

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. 

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Syndicate Bank Donates a Mid-Day Meal Delivery Vehicle to The Akshaya Patra Foundation

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.

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Rs 55 crore grant donated by the Jamsetji Tata Trust

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.

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Akshaya Patra bags award for Food Safety

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.

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Corporation Bank Donates Mid-Day Meal Delivery Vehicle to The Akshaya Patra Foundation

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.

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An Akshaya Patra and VasudevAdiga's intiative to provide a million meals to children

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.

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NMDC Sponsors Akshaya Patra’s Mid-Day Meal for Children in Bellary

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.

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“Provide Hope for School Children”-Deepak Chopra

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.

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Sabina Ranger in UK raises 6400 pounds for Akshaya Patra Foundation

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.

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Javed Akhtar and Shankar Mahadevan craft an exclusive track to commemorate Akshaya Patra’s billionth meal celebration

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.

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