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Commissioner for Women and Child Welfare visits Akshaya Patra facility
Millions of school meals are served every day by the World’s largest nonprofit Akshaya Patra Foundation across India. Free mid-day meals for children are is an incentive which brings them back to school daily.
Anasuya, Regional Deputy Director, Kameshwaramma, Project Director and Y Sunanda, Anganwadi Supervisor accompanied her during her visit.
The Women and Child Welfare Department has also shared the impact study report on Anganwadi centers after the introduction of Akshaya Patra.
The impact study shows that there is an improvement in the performance of students and there is an increase in the number of attendees for the spot feeding program for pregnant women and lactating mothers.
Akshaya Patra nutritional program was introduced on 03-01-2011 on experimental basis and was inaugurated by the Honorable Minister for Tribal welfare Sri.Pasupuleti Bala Raju. Currently Akshaya Patra caters 5 varieties of food from 10.30 am at Anganwadi centers.
More Information : http://www.akshayapatra.org/