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Sri Rajnath Singh Commends the Service of Akshaya Patra in providing Mid-day Meals
Honourable Minister of Home Affairs, Sri Rajnath Singh visits the Akshaya Patra Lucknow Kitchen facility to grace a function organized by the foundation to celebrate one year of operation in Lucknow.
By: The Akshaya Patra Foundation
Akshaya Patra implements the mid-day meal programme in partnership with the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Government of India to benefit children studying in the Government schools.
Sri Rajnath Singh also took a tour of the kitchen where he witnessed operations of the centralised kitchen facility. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Rajnath Singh commended Akshaya Patra’s noble service to society in eradicating hunger by providing nutritious mid-day meal to lakhs of school children across the country and
appreciated the efficiency in reaching out to more school children.
Thanking Sri Rajnath Singh on the occasion, Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation said, “I am grateful to the Honourable Home Minister Sri Rajnath Singh for graciously consenting to visit our centralised kitchen facility and participating in feeding mid-day meals to school children at Lucknow and his constant support through the years. With his continued support and encouragement, we are confident that we can reach out to more children and serve them with nutritious mid-day meals every school day.”
The Lucknow kitchen is currently serving 74,000 school children in 758 schools. Akshaya Patra plans to expand the reach to about 1 lakh children in the near future.
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