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Honourable LG of Puducherry and Honourable CM, Inaugurate Akshaya Patra's 60th Kitchen
By: The Akshaya Patra Foundation
Puducherry, January 5, 2022: Honourable Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, and Honourable Chief Minister, Shri. N. Rangasamy inaugurated The Akshaya Patra Foundation's new kitchen at an event held in Lawspet on January 5, 2022. It is Akshaya Patra's 60th kitchen in the country and first in the UT of Puducherry. Supported by The New India Assurance Co. Ltd. and General Insurance Corporation of India, the state-of-the-
The chief guests at the inauguration ceremony were Honourable LG, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, and Honourable CM, Shri. N. Rangasamy. Shri. R. Selvam - Honourable Speaker of Puducherry Legislative Assembly, graced the occasion as the guest of honour. Shri. A. Namassivayam – Honourable Minister of Home and Education, Shri. K. Lakshminarayanan – Honourable Minister of PWD, Shri. A.K. Sai J. Saravanan Kumar – Honourable Minister of Civil Supplies, Shri. V. Vaithilingam - MP (Lok Sabha), Shri. S. Selvaganapathy - MP (Rajya Sabha), Shri. P.M.L. Kalyanasundaram - MLA, Kalapet and Shri. M. Vaithianathan, MLA - Lawspet attended the event as special invitees. Shri. Ramakant Agarwal – General Manager, The New India Assurance Co. Ltd., and Smt. Jayashri Prabhu, Senior Manager, General Insurance Corporation of India were the patron guests on the occasion. The event was presided by Shri Chanchalapathi Dasa, Vice-Chairman of Akshaya Patra.
The inauguration event was followed by a tour of the kitchen facility and a symbolic serving of meals to the children. The dignitaries present commended Akshaya Patra's efforts to address hunger and malnutrition in the country through the feeding programme and pledged their support to the organisation's endeavours.
With the launch of the new kitchen, Akshaya Patra will be implementing the MDM Scheme in Puducherry. The new unit will follow world-class manufacturing practices and the highest standards of hygiene, food safety and quality to ensure that nutritious food is cooked and delivered to children. Adhering to the practice of serving food in accordance with the local palate, in Puducherry, Akshaya Patra will be serving rice and Seasonal vegetable poriyal, vegetable pulav, sweet pongal, sambar, sundal, curd, etc. A fleet of 20 vehicles will deliver the food to schools in insulated food containers. These containers can maintain the temperature for more than 6 hours. To get more information click on the link below: