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Celebrate Makar Sankranti with Akshaya Patra!

Makar sankranti

Relive the days of your childhood. During this season, recollect the beautiful rangolis that would decorate the entrance of our homes; remember competing with your friends in the neighbourhood, to check whose kites flew higher in the sky? The whiff of mixed smells of sweet, sour and snacks would leave us drooling for the feast.

During the times of our ancestors, farmers tilled their land, sowed seeds, watered the plants and then harvested the fully-grown crops. This would provide a great amount of yield and some quantity of the fresh yield would be used to cook meals at farmers’ homes. It was the harvest of a new season, which meant the beginning of New Year! This also was the time of joy and celebration!

Makar Sankranti is celebrated across different states of India and is known by various names – Suggi, Pongal, Magha Saaji, Lohri, Uttarayan, Magh Bihu and many more.

midday meal ngoLet us celebrate this season by sharing our happiness with children who come from challenging backgrounds. The age-old tradition of giving is still prevalent across all parts of India. So, this season, carry the tradition forward. Expand the warmth of this season to children who need it. Donate, because tiny hearts should eat nutritious food to grow.

How can you make a difference?
Celebrate this Makar Sankranti with 1.8 million beneficiaries of The Akshaya Patra Foundation. This NGO in India feeds children with mid-day meals on all school days of the year thereby progressing towards its vision “No child shall be deprived of education because of hunger”.

Akshaya Patra has concentrated all its efforts into providing mid-day meals to school children on every day of school. It aims at providing wholesome and healthy food so that school children get the right amount of nutrition required for their overall development. As of today, it is present across 12 States and 2 Union Territories of India. It has 51 kitchens that serve freshly cooked, locally palatable wholesome meals to 1.8 million children.

Akshaya Patra is a registered NGO, so all your generous contributions towards school meals of children qualify as tax deductible donations under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act.

Let this harvest season bring in joy to children’s lives like the way kites brought joys into ours.

May this year’s harvest be served on the plates of children!
Soar above the rest with your donations!

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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 –
• Conduct an online fundraising campaign –
• Become an online ambassador and spread the word about Akshaya Patra in your social media network –

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


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