L&T Infotech Teams Up With Akshaya Patra Foundation For Promoting Literacy.

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L&T Infotech has teamed up with Akshaya Patra Foundation for supporting a noble cause for promoting literacy. The alliance aims to educate 10,000 children studying in 35 government schools in and around this city.

As part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative by L&T Infotech, the company has proposed to sponsor mid-day meals of these children and provide a conveyance to bring the cooked food to the schools in a timely manner.

“The primary objective of this alliance is to encourage high school attendance, surge national literacy rates, decrease dropout rates and also to ensure that the children are well-nourished,” said Shridhar Venkat, CEO of Akshaya Patra. Further to this, the companies have signed an official memorandum of understanding (MOU) towards fulfilling the initiative. The Akshaya Patra Foundation is an NGO which runs the Mid-Day Meal Programme for Government and Government-aided school children.

 

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Foundation laid for first high-tech mega kitchen in Telangana.

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Akshaya Patra and the Infosys Foundation are a step closer to building Telangana’s first high-tech, Centralised Mega Kitchen in Khandi, as they laid its foundation stone on December 7, 2016. The Infosys Foundation has donated Rs 18.03 crores, generously committing to cover the entire construction cost of this kitchen, which will use highly advanced technology. Over 1,00,000 children in Telangana will avail be fed nutritious mid-day meals prepared in this kitchen, beginning the next academic year.

The Bhoomi Puja was attended by Shri T Harish Rao, Honourable Minister for Irrigation, Marketing & Legislative Affairs of Telangana; Smt Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation;  Shri K. Prabhakar Reddy, Member of Parliament, Medak;  Shri C Prabhakar, MLA, Sangareddy; Smt Ranjeev Acharya, IAS – Principal Secretary, Education Department; Shri K Manicka Raj, IAS – District Collector, Sangareddy;  Shri  Jagadeeshwar, IAS – Secretary of Government, Women, Children, Disabled & Senior Citizens Department; Smt Viziendira Boyi, IAS –  Director, Women & Children Development Department;  Smt Lanka Chandrakala, DEO, Sangareddy, Smt P Umarani, Sarpanch, Sangareddy; and Shri G Krishnan, IAS – Director School Education.

2016: Akshaya Patra Foundation Organizes Annual Photography Contest – Click A Smile!

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The Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF) brings back its acclaimed annual photography contest – Click A Smile! This contest welcomes entries from photography enthusiasts, amateur shutterbugs and professionals – worldwide. The theme is based on striking photographs that capture the joy and innocence of a child’s smile, in any setting, ranging from school, home, playground or the neighbourhood.

In 2015, “Click A Smile” saw a great response, with over 1,700 entries from 80 countries, is all set to be a bigger success in 2016, growing with zealous participation every year. The entries will be judged by a panel of well-known industry experts, who will select the winners. These winners will be given trophies, certificates and gift vouchers. The enthusiasts can mark their participations from November 20, 2016 to December 23, 2016, by uploading their best three photographs with suitable captions.

  • Contest Name: Click a Smile
  • Description: Contestants must submit up to three photographs clicked by them. The photographs can be either in color or black and white.
  • Theme: A smiling child or a group of happy children
  • Copyright: Copyright for images remains with the respective entrants
  • Usage rights: The Akshaya Patra Foundation has the right to use the images of all entries submitted for marketing & promotional purposes
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Competition dates: November 20, 2016 to December 23, 2016
  • Who can participate: Open to all photographers worldwide
  • Image Specifications: JPEG images less than 4 MB in size and should have a minimum resolution of 800 pixels.
  • Prizes: Trophy & Gift Voucher
  • Website link: http://www.akshayapatra.org/click-a-smile

Don’t miss this golden opportunity to showcase your talent to the world. You can contribute in spreading the light emanating from the innocent smiles of children. Register Now!

 

 

Akshaya Patra- Igniting a spark of hope in the lives of underprivileged children

Indian NGO Akshaya Patra has brought about a positive change in the lives of a number of underprivileged children. Its mid-day meal programs aim at eliminating hunger-related needs of primary school children because the NGO believes that the fight against illiteracy cannot be fought with an empty stomach. The organization strives to ensure the welfare of underprivileged sections of society and eradicate the prevailing ills like hunger and poverty from the country. The effectiveness of the organization is well evident from the Akshaya Patra reviews and feedback online.

The mid-day meal served every day by Akshaya Patra at Padua high School in Mangaluru has positively impacted the lives of many. One such student at this school is Ravi Chandra, in Standard X. Talking about the mid-day program, Ravi said that the meal served by Akshaya Patra helps in building stamina for the body. He further added that he is able to read and write well after having the lunch.

Over the year, Ravi has taken his studies very seriously and is preparing for his SSLC exams which will be held in March, 2016. He hails from a low income background who hopes for a bright future through education. Financial difficulties stand as the major impediment in his way to choosing a career of his own choice; he is uncertain whether he can enrol in a course of his choice owing to his down-at-heel situation. For Ravi, it is financial difficulties that act as obstacles in his plans for the future.

Akshaya Patra garners positive reviews for its impeccable services

Indian NGO Akshaya Patra is globally acknowledged for its noble cause of eradicating hunger and poverty from the country. The organization has been successful in bringing about a positive change in the lives of many. It works towards eliminating hunger-related needs of primary school children because the NGO believes that the fight against illiteracy cannot be fought with an empty stomach. Its central objective is that ‘No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger.’ On an average, the organization provides mid day meals to around 1.4 million children every day. It aims at reaching around 5 million children by the year 2020.

Akshaya Patra has been well acknowledged for its noble cause in the form of various prestigious awards and titles. It has garnered great feedback for its impeccable services which is well evident from Akshaya Patra online reviews. The organization firmly believes that nutrition and education play a major role in transforming the lives of children struggling to survive against all odds. The ‘Stories of Hope’ section highlights the commendable services of Akshaya Patra and holds a mirror to how it is effective in serving mid-day meals to the students. Badal, a ten year old student of the Khadipada Primary School, Puri, Odisha has been a beneficiary of the Mid-Day Meal programme for five years. When asked about the Akshaya Patra’s mid-day meal program and his favorite dish, Badal said that Kheer (an Indian sweet dish) is his favorite dish and he is quite fond of having other items too. He further appreciated the Mid-day meal programme stating that it should be there as it helps children.

Akshaya Patra- One of the most effective NGOs

Akshaya Patra, one of the leading non-profit organizations working for the noble cause of eradicating hunger and poverty from India has garnered a great feedback for its impeccable services. The internet is flooded with positive Akshaya Patra reviews which hold a mirror to the power of nutrition and education in transforming the lives of children struggling to survive against all odds.  On an average, the organization provides mid day meals to around 1.4 million children every day. It aims at reaching around 5 million children by the year 2020. With the vision of serving the underprivileged sections of the society, the organization has achieved considerable success in eliminating hunger and poverty and emerged as one of the most effective NGOs.

A review describing the visit to Namma Kiriya Prathamika Shalley, Bengaluru highlights the commendable services of Akshaya Patra. It shows how Akshaya Patra is effective in serving mid-day meals to the students. The hearty laughs & innocent smiles of the students and cheerful environment of Namma Kiriya Prathamika Shalley reflect the success of Akshaya Patra in ensuring the welfare of deprived sections of society.

When asked about the food served by Akshaya Patra, Shirisha, a student of Namma Kiriya Prathamika Shalley stated that, “Akshaya Patra’s food is very tasty and it increases my concentration and helps me remain active in class.”

Vinitha K who is a student of Standard VI said that, ““I love the food that Akshaya Patra is providing us. The food keeps me energetic throughout the day and I can practice my dance lessons without getting tired.”

Akshaya Patra rewarded for Excellence in their field at International ARC Awards 2015

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Akshaya Patra Foundation, a nonprofit organization with its headquarters in Bengaluru, is globally acknowledged for its noble cause of eliminating hunger and malnutrition in India. Akshaya Patra Foundation aims that ‘No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger’ and looks forward to reach out to 5 million children by the year 2020. In less than 15 years, Akshaya Patra Foundation has gained considerable success in eliminating hunger , child malnourishment, child mortality, illiteracy, poverty and is considered as one of the most effective NGOs.
‘The Fab Five Superheroes’; the annual report of Akshaya Patra 2013-14 won the Silver award under the ‘Foundation’ category of Non-Traditional Annual Reports at the 2015 International ARC Awards. The ARC Awards; the international competition honoring outstanding achievements in Annual reports had 2,065 entries from different countries. It was first started in 1987 by MerComm Inc. and and recognizes the achievements of publicly-held Corporations, privately-owned companies, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and associations.
The noble cause and achievements of Akshaya Patra were acknowledged in the form of Grand Award in the best of International category (Mid-East/India). The organization was also awarded Gold Award in 2013 and 2014 for its annual reports at ARC awards. The annual report of Akshaya Patra; ‘The Fab Five Superheroes’ brings forth the noble cause of the organization which is to ensure the basic amenities like nutrition and education. It is not just limited to present the account of progress of the organization but also highlights the power of nutrition and education in transforming the lives of five kids who are struggling to survive against all odds. The annual reports of the organizations in ARC awards are judged on the parameters and key elements like how the story of the organization is presented, the use of creativity in presenting the contents, clarity and transparency in thoughts, ideas and writing, effectiveness and efficiency of the organization, representation of figures and financial data and clarity in the expression of organization’s ethos and beliefs.