Akshaya Patra was recognized as the best ‘Bhagidari’ [Partnership effort] under social development by the Government of Delhi. Akshaya Patra was selected among 14 non-governmental organizations to participate in the two-day annual Bhagidari Mela hosted by the Government of Delhi on 9th and 10th April 2011 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. This event also witnessed the participation of 45 departments of Delhi government and several resident welfare associations (RWA).
Mela was inaugurated by the Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday 9th April. The inaugural ceremony had vibrant performances in the form of street plays (nukkad nataks), folk performances, magic shows and performance by local music bands. Interactive stalls were put up by various government departments such as Delhi Jal board, departments of education, environment, police, women welfare, mission convergence, aap ki rasoi, ladli, disaster management and many others. Akshaya Patra which has partnered with the Government of Delhi to run Aap ki Rasoi programme was invited to have its stall in the mela to promote the scheme. The Delhi Government, through this mela intends to spread awareness about several projects which contribute towards the development of the state.
On the 10th April, Akshaya Patra received a certificate of recognition and momento for being the best ‘Bhagidari’ under social development by Delhi CM for the implementation of Aap Ki rasoi programme in an efficient manner.
As of now, Akshaya Patra, under the banner of Aap ki Rasoi is feeding nearly 1300 homeless and underprivileged people across five locations in Delhi. Akshaya Patra is thankful to all the visitors of the mela and its proud partners ITC Maurya and Taj group for their support.