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Akshaya Patra presents Outride Hunger 2016

February 7th, 2016
Outride Hunger 2016, is the second edition of the bike rally organised by The Akshaya Patra Foundation to create awareness about bridging the gap between classroom hunger and education.


Padma Shri conferred upon Madhu Pandit Dasa-Chairman of Akshaya Patra

February 1st, 2016
On the eve of the nation’s 67th Republic Day, the Government of India conferred upon Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman of The Akshaya Patra Foundation and President of ISKCON Bengaluru, the prestigious Padma Shri.


Entries for Akshaya Patra Click a Smile 2015

December 1st, 2015
Last year, Click a Smile competition witnessed around 1,400 entries from nearly 50 countries. This year, The Akshaya Patra Foundation is back with its annual photography competition Click a Smile 2015. This year is even more bigger and better than before with exclusive panel of judges from the industry.


If Hashtags Could Feed

June 30th, 2015
If Hashtags Could Feed is a digital campaign (stylized as #ifhashtagscouldfeed) by Graffiti Collaborative in partnership with The Akshayapatra Foundation.


The Akshaya Patra Foundation begins its Earthquake Relief Centralised Kitchen operations in Nepal 

June 22nd, 2015
The Earthquake Relief Centralised Kitchen Project, a joint initiative undertaken by The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Jamsetji Tata Trust and Sipradian Sahayata Sanstha began operations 


Food contamination at Akshaya Patra kitchen ruled out

September 25th, 2014
It may be recalled that on Friday, September 19, 2014, some students of Government Urdu Higher Primary School, DJ Halli, Bangalore, had complained of stomach ache and vomiting. As reported in the media, about 350 students were rushed to Dr B R Ambedkar Medical College & Hospital. 


Syndicate Bank Donates a Mid-Day Meal Delivery Vehicle to The Akshaya Patra Foundation

February 1st, 2014
syndicate-bank-donates-mid-day-meal-vehicleSyndicate Bank, one of the oldest banks of India, has contributed one meal distribution vehicle to The Akshaya Patra Foundation, the world’s largest NGO run school meal program which currently feeds over 1.3 million children across the country every day.


Rs 55 crore grant donated by the Jamsetji Tata Trust

December 21st, 2013
The Akshaya Patra Foundation has received a grant of Rs 55 Crore spread over a period of 5 years from the Jamsetji Tata Trust. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Akshaya Patra and Jamsetji Tata Trust.


Akshaya Patra bags award for Food Safety

December 9th, 2013
The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Bellary Kitchen, has been conferred with the CII National Award for Food Safety 2013 for its holistic approach in establishing, running and managing efficiently the Food Safety and Quality Systems.


Corporation Bank Donates Mid-Day Meal Delivery Vehicle to The Akshaya Patra Foundation

December 8th, 2013
The Corporation Bank, one of the oldest banks of India, has contributed one meal distribution vehicle to The Akshaya Patra Foundation, the world's largest NGO-run school mid-meal program which currently feeds over 1.3 million children across the country every day.


An Akshaya Patra and VasudevAdiga's intiative to provide a million meals to children

November 13th, 2013
VasudevAdiga's, a popular chain of restaurants in Karnataka, has committed to raise funds to support The Akshaya Patra Foundation, an NGO which serves mid-day meals to government school children in India.


NMDC Sponsors Akshaya Patra’s Mid-Day Meal for Children in Bellary

November 27th, 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.


“Provide Hope for School Children”-Deepak Chopra

September 9th, 2012
Dr. Deepak Chopra won’t tell you to take two aspirins and call him in the morning. Instead he’ll tell you to practice meditation, reflection, yoga, seek happiness through creative fulfillment and that’s exactly the message that was delivered in his calm, incisive way at the Akshaya Patra fundraising dinner held at the Westin Galleria on Sunday, September the 9th.


Sabina Ranger in UK raises 6400 pounds for Akshaya Patra Foundation

August 12th, 2012
An Indian-origin girl student in the UK has raised over 6,400 pounds by organising a '5K walk' for the world's largest NGO-run school meal programme which provides food for 1.3 million children daily in India.


Javed Akhtar and Shankar Mahadevan craft an exclusive track to commemorate Akshaya Patra’s billionth meal celebration

July 31st, 2012
Javed Akhtar and Shankar Mahadevan – the duo that has established a firm presence in the minds of discerning music lovers, has yet again woven a magical track that echoes The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s mission loud and clear.


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