- Jan. 7, 2020
-- New Delhi, 24th December, 2019:
Hon'ble Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Manish Sisodia inaugurated The Akshaya Patra Foundation's new centralised kitchen in Mohan Cooperative Industrial Area of New Delhi. The kitchen sponsored by ABB India has the capacity to cater to the nutrition needs of students through 25,000 midday meals across various Government schools in the surrounding areas. Initially, it will serve over 21,000 children of 24 Government schools in the national capital and gradually extend its reach. Mohan Cooperative kitchen will be The Akshaya Patra Foundation's 51st kitchen in the country. From January 1st 2020, Akshaya Patra will begin operations in Mohan Cooperative Industrial Area, Jahangir Puri and Samaypur Badli, feeding 64,179 children across 134 schools in the national capital through these three kitchens.
The chief guest for the launch event was Shri. Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister of Delhi. The guests of honour were Shri. Ajay Dutt, MLA – Ambedkar Nagar, Shri. Sahi Ram, MLA – Tugalakabad, Shri. Sanjeev Arora, President – Motion Business, ABB India Ltd, and Chef Manish Mehrotra of Indian Accent Restaurants. The event was presided by Shri. Chanchalapathi Dasa, Vice-Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation.