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Celebrate Children’s Day with Akshaya Patra

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Each year, 14th November is celebrated as Children’s Day in India as a tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister. He who was very fond of children and advocated for their education and development. Several organisations and educational institutes conduct awareness campaigns and programmes on health, rights and education of children. This Children’s Day, celebrate with Akshaya Patra.

Let’s rewind few years and reach those days when we attended the school assembly to celebrate Children’s Day. Inspiring speeches by principals and teachers with the emphasis that childhood is the best phase of life… motivating plays and activities stirring our confidence ‘I will work hard and do everything to reach my goal’ and evoking the desire ‘I want an amazing future’… Now, fast forward the years to reach the present when you are reading this blog. Take a moment to ask a simple question to yourself, ‘Have I achieved what I aspired for as a child?’

There are so many of us who wanted to do something totally different from what we are actually doing today. It’s not our failure; rather as they ‘life happens’ and we put aside our dreams to address something that was the need of the hour. But, deep within the desire remains! Well, here is an opportunity to fulfil your dream!

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So many dreams and more… do you identify with any of them either completely or may be slightly? Well, these are also the dreams of 18,02,517 children who are the beneficiaries of The Akshaya Patra Foundation. And, you never know, some of them could be from your own neighbourhood too! The fact is, the progress towards these dreams is possible only when children get a chance to attend school!

School meal is a significant intervention in supporting education of children belonging to challenging socio-economic backgrounds. It is the provision of this meal that opens up the gates of school for millions of children. Akshaya Patra has been relentlessly striving for the past 19 years to provide this much-needed school meals to children. Presently, the Foundation serves freshly cooked, nutritious school meals daily to 18,02,517 children studying in 16,856 Government schools and Government-aided schools across 51 locations of 12 States and 2 Union Territories. Your support for food for education on Children’s Day will ensure that millions of children eat healthy, study well, and step closer to their ambitions.

This Children’s Day, stretch your arms to reach a child who has the determination and willpower to fight all odds to reach school and progress towards their ambitions; all they need is a little support for their school meals. Your choice to donate for children will ensure they receive their daily share of nutritious meals, regular schooling, and also make them a part of Akshaya Patra’s child-centric initiatives such as scholarship programmes, talent development programme, and school and student transformation programme.

This Children’s Day, live your dream by empowering children to reach their dreams. Support food for education.

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Disaster Relief

North Karnataka Needs Your Help

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North Karnataka is hit with very heavy rains and has flooded many places. The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Hubballi-Dharwad is serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in 48 ‘Ganji-Kendras’ (temporary shelters) for more than 16,000 people who are affected by the floods in Dharwad district.

Akshaya Patra’s food relief service has begun
The Akshaya Patra Foundation had stepped in to provide food to flood affected people in North Karnataka-Dharwad district.
Location of relief work: Dharwad
Relief activity period: 6 Aug 2019 – 17 Aug 2019
Number of meals served: 2,19,736 meals
Meal menu: Upma, rice, sambhar, kesaribath, pulao, dal, bisibelebath, wheat sweet, and pickle.
Status of relief work: Completed

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Akshaya Patra’s Works During Natural Disasters
Whenever a place is hit by natural disasters like flood or earthquake – within the country or across the borders, Akshaya Patra is always present to provide relief to the affected-people by providing food. Here is a quick overview of Akshaya Patra’s past relief activities:

Assam Flood Relief
Activity period: 17 July 2019 to 3 August 2019
Location of relief work: Several relief camps in Kamrup district
Total meals served: 52,880

Odisha Cyclone Relief
Activity period: 15 May 2019 to 6 June 2019
Location of relief work: Brahmagiri, Satar, Kanas, Gok, and Satyabadi
Total meals served: 1,00,000

Kerala Flood Relief
Activity Period: 13 August 2018 to 30 September 2018
Total Meals Served: More than 1 lakh

Chennai Flood Relief
Activity Period: 8 December 2015 to 25 December 2015
Total Rice-based Meals Served: 2,12,000

Gorakhpur Flood Relief
Activity Period: 25 August 2017 to 8 September 2017

Nepal Earthquake Relief
Akshaya Patra airlifted 1,00,000 meals to earthquake hit Nepal in April 2015. It also established a centralized kitchen in June 2015 to support the affected people of the region. The Earthquake Relief Centralised Kitchen Project was a joint initiative undertaken by Akshaya Patra, Jamsetji Tata Trust, and Sipradian Sahayata Sanstha. The kitchen served 1.4 million meals to the affected people for 88 days.

Gujarat Flood Relief
Activity Period: 25 July 2017 to 30 July 2017
Total Theplas Served: 4,00,000
Areas Covered: Banaskantha District (North Gujarat), Kalol, and Ahmedabad regions.

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