Institution & Organization
NMDC Sponsors Mid-Day Meal for Children in Bellary
Supporting Akshaya Patra’s cause, NMDC has presented a cheque of Rs.26.32 lakhs
Bellary- 23 November, 2012: In an effort to support Akshaya Patra’s cause, National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) has presented a cheque of Rs.26.32 lakhs to Mr. Vinay N Kumar, General Manager – Operations, Tornagallu and Mr. Chetan D, Manager – Operations of The Akshaya Patra Foundation, on 23 November 2012. The cheque was presented by Shri S.K. Verma, General Manager (Mines), NMDC Ltd, Donimali Iron Ore Mines. The amount contributed was the first of two instalments. The contribution is to be utilised towards the Mid-Day Meal programme run by Akshaya Patra under the aegis of Government of Karnataka. The sponsorship is with the purpose to feed 8000 children under Mid-Day Meal Scheme covering Government Schools in Sandur Taluk. NMDC has been a regular contributor to various developmental and other social upliftment works in partnership with Government of Karnataka.
About Akshaya Patra Foundation
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is involved in implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme among Government schools and Government-aided schools. It has been recognised as the world’s largest NGO run mid-day meal programme. Currently the Foundation operates in 20 locations across 9 states of India through its centralized and decentralized kitchens. The present statistics reveal that Akshaya Patra’s mid-day meal programme is reaching out to 1.3 million children everyday.
Akshaya Patra is steadily moving towards achieving its vision of “No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger”. It aims to reach 5 million children by 2020.
Akshaya Patra is highly appreciative and sincerely grateful for the valuable contribution by NMDC.