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Akshaya Patra – An NGO in Andhra Pradesh

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The Akshaya Patra Foundation is one of the largest mid-day meal NGOs in India. It provides freshly cooked, nutritious meals to 18,02,517 school children across the country. In Andhra Pradesh alone, it serves 1,33,343 children studying in 1,604 schools across eight locations.

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is one of the oldest and the largest implementor of the Midday Meal Programme in India. Established in 2000, it supports education by providing freshly cooked, nutritious meals on each school day to children of Government schools and Government-aided schools.

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Since its initial days, Akshaya Patra has always scaled up its operations in a strategic and sustainable manner. Akshaya Patra kitchens are present in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Daman-DNH, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, and Uttar Pradesh. Here is a quick look at Akshaya Patra’s work in Andhra Pradesh.

Akshaya Patra’s expansion to Andhra Pradesh
As an NGO in Andhra Pradesh, Akshaya Patra first set up its kitchen in 2008. Today, it is operating eight kitchens in the state.

At a glance: Akshaya Patra’s work in Andhra Pradesh

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Kind of meals served
As a Midday Meal Programme implementor, Akshaya Patra understands the significance of providing nutritious meals to children. To ensure children consume their meals readily and happily, Akshaya Patra has designed location-specific menus by keeping intact the nutritional levels as recommended by the Central Mid-Day Meal Scheme. Akshaya Patra kitchens also follow a cyclical menu so that each day children receive different items as part of their school meal.

Operating as an NGO in Andhra Pradesh, Akshaya Patra serves the following based on a cyclical menu: rice, vegetable biryani, jeera rice, mint rice, kaliya, pulihora, sambar, dal, green leafy vegetable, dal, bendekaya pulusu curry, pappucharu, tomato rasam, pepper rasam, vegetable curry, borogu undalu, majjigapulusu, raitha, butter milk, janthikalu, rava kesari, rice kheer, sweet pongal, chikki, banana, corn flakes, and pickle.

Meet the beneficiaries
As an NGO in Andhra Pradesh, Akshaya Patra is nurturing 1,33,343 dreams every day. Below is a snapshot of couple of dreams:

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Help to benefit more children
Just one moment of your generosity can do wonders in the lives of children – right from providing them with the much-needed school meals, supporting their regular schooling to empowering them to achieve their dreams. Choose how would you want to extend your support for the Midday Meal Programme from the below-mentioned ways:

• Donate online – https://www.akshayapatra.org/donate-online
• Conduct an online fundraising campaign – https://www.akshayapatra.org/fundraise-with-us
• Become an online ambassador and spread the word about Akshaya Patra in your social media network – https://www.akshayapatra.org/ambassador

You have the power to empower. Change a child’s life today!

 

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Celebrate for a Cause

Celebrate Independence day by supporting Akshaya Patra, an Ngo in India

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This 15th August 2019, we will commemorate our 73rd Independence Day. Along with the celebrations, indeed it’s a wonderful time to reflect on the valuable gifts, we as Indians, have received as a community and nation as a whole. We are truly fortunate to have been born in free India thanks to the immeasurable sacrifices our freedom fighters made for us and our country.

However, even after 72 years of gaining Independence, we are yet to cover a long distance in terms of education and health of children. History resonates the fact that education owes the power to bring revolutions and transformations in any society. It sets the pace for development. Along with honing the decision-making skill, education harnesses leadership capabilities of people, making it vital to be imparted from the very beginning of an individual’s life – Childhood!

In keeping with this outlook, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, a non-profit organisation in India has been working incessantly over the past eighteen years to transform lives of children by providing them with food for education. And presently on each school day, we feed 17,65,597 school children across 45 locations of 12 states of India.

So, this Independence Day celebrate the spirit of freedom by empowering children with healthy meals on every single school day. Your support can potentially end classroom hunger from the grassroot level. Who knows, the next young “navy official” or “army cadet” is waiting for your help in their classrooms!
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