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Akshaya Patra Encourages Government School Kids To Dream Big
Aiming for 100 Scholarships in the coming year through a giving every dream a chance inititiative
By: The Akshaya Patra Foundation
This unique programme was launched on June 11, 2016at the Vivanta by Taj by Chief Guest, Mrs. SudhaMurty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, a benevolent supporter of Akshaya Patra. The event was presided by Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman of The Akshaya Patra Foundation, in the presence of Mohandas Paiwhoalso serves as an independent trustee of the foundation.Sushruthi Krishna, FeminaMiss India Supranational 2016, graced the event in support of the initiative.Celebrated Bollywood musician duo of SonaMohapatra and Ram Sampathpresented thetheme song which was exclusively composed for the initiative.The event was well attended by eminent citizens from all walks of Life.
Akshaya Patra is proud to launch the dreams of its three mid-day meal beneficiaries:
Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa said, "This initiative is to highlight the link between food and education. Once we provide the nutrition requisite for a child to grow healthy and smart― the vast universe of dreams,ignited by education, opens up new avenues for the child to explore; and nothing becomes out of reach for a well-nourished child.Let's end classroom hunger- meal by meal and give every dream a chance- child by child."
Vivanta by Taj, MG Road, supported the initiative as hospitality partner while pledging to continue supportingShekartill he achieves his dream. The all new Akshaya Patra App was also launched at the event.BigFM 92.7joined hands with Akshaya Patra as official radio partner and Bfirst.com participated as online partner. The event wasorganised by Eventsource and was also supported by webcast partner, 24Frames Digital.
About The Akshaya Patra Foundation: The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation headquartered in Bengaluru, India. The organisation strives to fight issues like hunger and malnutrition in India. By implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the Government schools and Government aided schools, The Akshaya Patra Foundation aims not only to fight hunger but also to bring children to school. Since 2000, the organisation has worked towards reaching more children with wholesome food on every single school day. Akshaya Patra Foundation is continuously leveraging technology to cater to millions of children. Its state-of-the-
In partnership with the Government of India and various State Governments and inestimable support from many philanthropic donors and well-wishers;