In India, Jains and Hindus alike observe Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akti or Akha Teej. It is considered one of the most auspicious days according to the Hindu calendar. The word ‘Akshaya’ in Sanskrit means ‘never-ending’ or ‘inexhaustible’ and ‘Tritiya’ refers to the ‘third lunar day of the Vaisakha month’ (April-May). People across, purchase valuables like gold, silver or kitchen vessels as it is believed that anything done on this day multiplies by manifold.
It is also believed that doing charity comes back in the form of rewards and therefore, various forms of ‘giving’ are practiced by Indians on this day.
This Akshaya Tritiya, you can make a difference by donating to Akshaya Patra and supporting our efforts to provide wholesome mid-day meals (MDM) to children under the Central Government’s PM POSHAN Abhiyaan. Synonymous to Akshaya Patra—the magical vessel with never-ending supply of food in Mahabharata—the Pandavas received from Surya Dev, we deliver ‘unlimited food for education’ to children from government and government-aided schools.
Every donation you make supports a child by ensuring that they have an access to at least one healthy meal every school day (MDM), thus aiding their overall growth. This meal also acts as an encouragement for them to attend classes every day and as an incentive for parents to send their children to school, thus improving the attendance rate. This meal has also succeeded in upscaling the enrolment of children and addressed the issue of dropouts in schools.
Additionally, access to wholesome meals help children pay attention in class and actively participate in other co-curricular activities. This has led to better academic performance and encouraged young minds in persevering to pursue their dreams and aspirations.
You can inherit ’unending good wishes’ by serving hot meals to children and multiply your blessings, this auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya, with Akshaya Patra.
Feeding 2 million children every day
With more than 2 million students enrolled in over 22,000 schools spread over 15 states and 2 union territories, The Akshaya Patra Foundation is one of the largest NGO-run school lunch programmes in the world. It is distributed across 66 locations in India and offers children nutritious mid-day meals (MDM) that are prepared to suit their local palate.
This Akshaya Tritiya, donate online to Akshaya Patra. Feed children every day and help address hunger in classrooms. Your contribution today will provide food for children for an entire academic year while encouraging them to continue following their dreams.