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Press Releases from Akshaya Patra Foundation (21 total)

Akshaya Patra appoints Chef Ramasamy Selvaraju of Vivanta by Taj as its Goodwill …

Bengaluru, 04 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. A celebrated name in the culinary world, Chef Selvaraju has won awards and recognition for his innovations all over the world in a career spanning over

Akshaya Patra sets up a temporary kitchen in Kerala to feed flood-affected peopl …

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. The first kitchen was set up at

Akshaya Patra begins food relief to fire affected residents of Shahadra, New-Del …

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. The city administration was thrown into jeopardy dealing with the unforeseen calamity. After contacting a few NGOs and support groups, administration officials approached The Akshaya Patra Foundation requesting to provide essential

The Akshaya Patra Foundation Appoints Nutritionist Ms. Divya Sathyaraj as its Go …

Bangalore, 06 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. She has been conducting workshops with children on the significance of vitamin therapy and nutrition. She has also conducted multiple workshops with children at refugee camps. During her school and college days, Ms Sathyaraj has actively

Akshaya Patra in Partnership with Infosys Foundation Inaugurates a Centralised K …

Hyderabad - March 31, 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. Infosys Foundation has covered the entire cost of constructing this state-of-the-art centralised kitchen by providing a grant of INR 18.50 Crore. The kitchen, which is spread across 64,438 sq. ft., will provide mid-day meals to over 1,00,000

Akshaya Patra conducts Bhumi Puja of its first centralised kitchen in Uttarakhan …

Dehradun, 13 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. The Bhoomi Puja ceremony was held at the proposed kitchen site in Sudhowala village, off Chakrata road, Dehradun. Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat, Hon’ble Chief

Akshaya Patra in Partnership with Govt. of Karnataka Launch Millets in Mid-Day M …

Bengaluru, 17 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. The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) will be the knowledge partner guiding this approach. Akshaya Patra is happy to support and be a part of Government of Karnataka’s campaign

Vista Equity Partners Pledge $1 Million USD to Akshaya Patra

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

The Akshaya Patra Foundation and MUFG launch High-Tech Kitchen at Narsingi, Tela …

Hyderabad, India, 4 September 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. The occasion was graced by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Hon’ble Minister of Labour & Employment (l/c)

Best-selling author Rashmi Bansal releases book on the inspiring story of Akshay …

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. The book was launched in the auspicious presence of Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa - Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Shri T.V. Mohandas Pai - Independent Trustee, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Shri Chanchalapathi Dasa -

SBI Foundation Donates INR 88 Lakhs to Akshaya Patra

Bengaluru: 4th April, 2017: The Akshaya Patra Foundation received a donation of INR 88 lakhs from SBI Foundation. The money is donated by the CSR wing of State Bank group. This donation will be invested towards 1250 Hot Insulated Vessels to keep food hot for 8-10 hours. The insulated hot boxes would be distributed amongst Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Guwahati and Nathdwara kitchens. The cheque of INR 88, 08, 400 was given

Honourable CM Akhilesh Yadav Performs Ground Breaking Ceremony for 11 Kitchens i …

Lucknow, 26 December, 2016: The Akshaya Patra Foundation is set to launch eleven new kitchens in in partnership with the Government of Uttar Pradesh. The Honourable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Akhilesh Yadav announced the setting up of eleven new kitchens with the ‘Shilanyas’ (Ground Breaking Ceremony) on 26 December, 2016 at Lok Bhavan, New Secretariat - Lucknow. These kitchens will start providing mid-day meals to children in the

Akshaya Patra’s High-tech Mega Kitchen in Telangana, Aided by Infosys Foundati …

Hyderabad, 7 Dec 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. Significantly, the Infosys Foundation has generously pledged to cover the entire construction costs of this advanced technology kitchen and has provided a grant of INR 18.03 Crore towards this objective. This High-Tech Mega Kitchen will

Akshaya Patra Inaugurates its Second Food Safety and Quality Control Lab in Luck …

Lucknow, 24th October, 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. The state-of-art mini lab is equipped with the modern technology and high-precision testing instruments for evaluating the food products right from the farm to the plate. The FSQC Lab was inaugurated in the presence of Shri Alok Dhawan, Director, CSIR, Lucknow and

Hon. President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Joined Akshaya Patra's 2 Billion …

28th August, Bengaluru: The Honourable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, visited The Akshaya Patra Foundation to commemoratethe milestone of serving 2 billion meals. The event was hosted at ISKCON Bangalore on 27 August, 2016. The dignitaries in attendance were Shri Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala - Honourable Governor of Karnataka; Shri Siddaramaiah - Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka; Shri Prakash Javadekar - Honourable Union Minister of Human Resource Development; Dr Murli

MUFG and Akshaya Patra Foundation lays the foundation for its kitchen in Narsing …

Hyderabad, India, 11 August 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. The Narsingi Kitchen will be providing mid-day meals to over 35,000 children in Telangana from the next academic year. A bhoomi puja was

MUFG Pledges INR 105.1 Million towards Mid-Day Meal Programme with Akshaya Patra …

Mumbai, India, 16 June 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. The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a registered non-profit organisation in India that aims to end classroom

Akshaya Patra Encourages Government School Kids To Dream Big

Bengaluru, 12 June 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.The project aims to initiatea sponsorship programme to ensure continued support to 100 children, conduct mentorship programmes to nurture talents and to identify

Akshaya Patra Conferred Upon the Nikkei Asia Prize 2016

Bengaluru, 30 May 2016: The Akshaya Patra Foundation has been honoured with the Nikkei Asia Prize to add to its rich credentials. Akshaya Patra is recognised for its contributions in the field of Economic and Business Innovation. Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman of The Akshaya Patra Foundation received the honour at the award ceremony of Nikkei Asia Prize on Sunday, May 29 in Tokyo. The winners have been awarded three

President Pranab Mukherjee Confers the Prestigious Padma Shri on Madhu Pandit Da …

New Delhi-12 April, 2016: The presentation ceremony of the prestigious Padma Shri was held in the historic Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan at 11:30 am on Tuesday. Continuing the tradition, the Hon’ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee conferred the Padma Shri to Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman of The Akshaya Patra Foundation. At the ceremony, illustrious personalities recognised for contributions in varied fields were also present. Shri Madhu Pandit

Akshaya Patra Mid Day Meal program Provides Food for Children Education in India

Akshaya Patra’s mid day meal programme provides food for children education, covering over 9,000 schools in nine states in India every day. Akshaya Patra’s distribution of free meals to government schools was initially an initiative undertaken to feed hungry children, but had a much deeper impact. The agony of an empty stomach, day after day, leaves no option for a child but to turn to child labor as a last resort