Akshaya Patra received the SAFA Best Presented Annual Report Awards 2013 in the Non-Governmental Organizations (including NPOs) category, standing first of all the SAARC countries participating! This is yet another wonderful affirmation of the high standards the Foundation upholds in financial accounting.
The award was conferred to Akshaya Patra after evaluation based on Improvement in Transparency, Accountability and Governance exemplified in the published annual reports submitted from South Asian countries. The award was handed over to Akshaya Patra on 4th December at Bhubaneshwar, and was received by Achytya Krishna, on behalf of the Foundation.
This is the fifth consecutive year that Akshaya Patra is winning a SAFA award for its Annual Report. In 2008-09 the Foundation won the Certificate of Merit, 2009-10 the 2nd Runner-Up, 2010-11 the Gold Award and 2011-12 the Silver Award.
Speaking on the occasion Chanchalapathi Dasa, Vice-Chairman of Akshaya Patra said, “We are honoured to have received this prestigious award, SAFA Best Presented Annual Report Awards 2013. This is indeed a testimony to our adherence to the highest standards of governance philosophy and our continuous strive for excellence by adopting the best practices. The award encourages us to keep performing efficiently and ethically”.
SAFA (South Asian Federation of Accountants) is a “forum of professional accountancy bodies committed to positioning, maintaining and developing the accountancy profession in SAARC Region and ensuring its continued eminence in the world of accountancy; in the public interest and towards broad economic development of the region.”