Celebrate for a Cause

Pledge your donation on World Health Day

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7th April of every year is celebrated as World Health Day to ensure good health of everybody around the world. Many NGOs work for the betterment of people and children living in challenging socio-economic conditions. Donations made towards The Akshaya Patra Foundation provides healthy and wholesome mid-day meals to children on all school days along with making you eligible for tax deduction.

Flashback to a few years before the year 1948
The whole world was concerned about vector-borne diseases spreading in large numbers. More than half the world’s population was at the risk of diseases like malaria, dengue, yellow fever that continued to impact the world’s poor population. In the year 1948, The World Health Organization (WHO) was formed.

Year: 1950; Geneva
A World Health Assembly was held for the first time in the history of mankind with 61 Nations who had agreed to sign the charter of WHO. The assembly decided that 7th April would be celebrated as World Health Day to commemorate the date in which the WHO constitution had officially come into force in 1948.

Back to 2020
Today, we may not have many fatalities due to vector-borne disease, they are under check since today’s generation is a little more conscious and aware about the importance of maintaining cleanliness, hygiene and health.Thanks to many NGOs in India and around the world that constantly work in either educating people, providing facilities to maintain hygiene or to provide meals that helps them stay healthy.

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is one such non-profit organisation that works towards the cause ‘Food for Education’ of children who study in Government and Government-aided schools. It started feeding children in the year 2000 and has been relentlessly serving healthy mid-day meals by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Programme.Akshaya Patra reachOn this World Health Day celebrated on 7th April 2020, let us pledge to donate to NGO’s like Akshaya Patra that works towards improving overall health of children who hail from socio-economically challenging backgrounds.

Benefits of your donation towards Akshaya Patra
Your contribution of ₹1100 ensures that a child is served with healthy and nutritious meals for an entire academic year. The benefits of making contributions towards Akshaya Patra are:
• Help in physical and cognitive development of children.
• Increase in number of children attending school.
• Helps in reducing the school drop-out rates.
• Improves nutritional levels in children consuming mid-day meals.
• Helps children in graduating from school and step towards their dreams.
• A sense of joy and satisfaction for having contributed towards the betterment of children
• Makes you eligible to receive tax deductions and your tax exempted deductions provide wholesome meals like roti, dal, rice, sambar and sabji and much more to school children.

Your donations significantly turn around lives of children for the better. So, on this World Health Day, how many lives will you change?

Support generously towards enhancing lives of children!

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Role of Akshaya Patra in Delhi

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Many of us remember how hungry we felt during our class hours. The hunger pangs would instil a frustration that we could not show it out anywhere or on anyone. Our parents would coax us to eat a healthy breakfast before we started to school, but our chirpy little mind would not listen to them or think that we could get hungry very soon. But. Today as grown up adults, we thank our parents for packing extra food in our lunch boxes – this would fill our stomachs and we would still have energy stored in our bodies that would help us stay alert in class and play in the school ground till either our parents or someone picked us up. Thinking about how fortunate we were?

There are children who are lesser fortunate than us whose parents find it difficult to even feed them with 1 square meal a day. These people and children belong from challenging socio-economic backgrounds who need some support to feed their children. This is why there are many NGOs that provide services to help such people lead a regular life without having to go through many difficulties.

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One such NGO in Delhi is The Akshaya Patra Foundation that works for the cause of Food for Education of children. It has been working towards this cause since 2000. It started by feeding 1500 children and has grown exponentially to feed 18,02,517 children. It implements the Mid-Day Meal Programme and serves to 16,856 schools spread across 12 States and 2 Union Territories in India.

How does the Akshaya Patra, Delhi unit help school children?

The Akshaya Patra Foundation serves mid-day meals to school children that are wholesome and high in nutritional content. Each location serves local cuisine that is palatable to children. The Delhi kitchen of the Foundation serves ajwain puri, aloo chole, rice, kadhi, jeera rice, rajma kadhi, cookies, fruits and many more in a cyclical order where the menu changes every month. This way the kitchen ensures that children enjoy their meals without having to eat the same food every single day.

The use of nutrient-rich ingredients that make the mid-day meal wholesome include whole wheat, legumes, green leaves, vegetables, fresh fruits and more. These nutritious ingredients help in improving concentration abilities of children, improve their immunity, increase brain functions and help them stay full for a longer duration.

Ngo in delhi - A child holding a clean full meal plate

How can you help children with the Mid-Day Meal Programme?

You can help children when you donate to NGOs like Akshaya Patra which is the largest implementer of the MDM Programme in India. By donating towards feeding them with healthy and wholesome meals, you are contributing toward their overall development that includes physical and cognitive development. Apart from adding goodwill to your action, you can also save on taxes under section 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961.

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