Akshaya Patra

Today we went to an NGO known as Akshaya Patra Foundation. At 6.15 am we were all set and ready in the bus to visit this unique NGO. Akshaya Patra is a non profit organization that provide lunch to poor students of government schools. The Dharwad district center covers whole Dharwad-hubli area and provide free lunch to approximately 800 government school.

The way this organization works is truly amazing. Inside the kitchen they maintain complete hygiene and cleanliness. At a time they have stores 14 tons of rice and 15 tons of water is used in preparation of lunch. In total 350 employees work in this center. They clean all the food materials properly in heavy machines and make sure that no foreign element is mixed in the food. They have a multilevel kitchen where food is chopped, prepared and packed on different levels. Government provide them milk powder, which they convert into milk and send to children with the lunch. The organization gets funds from various sources like corporate, individuals, and government. The thing i liked the most was, in just Rs.750 or $12, the organization makes food for one child for entire year. Therefore if a person donate that amount he can feed a needy child for a complete year. They prepare lunch each day 24×7, and 365 days and they change the ingredients and spices of their daily lunch so that children don’t get bored of the same food. The chairman of Infosys, N.R Narayan Murthy says, “Akshaya Patra is a success story of hope, fairness, justice, and opportunity for all children.”

India is the world’s largest democracy, a growing economic power, and yet hunger affects over 40% of her children. This blog is more of an informative one for everyone reading it.

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