Akshaya Patra – Weaving stories of hope in Delhi schools
Akshaya Patra Blog
by The Akshaya Patra Foundation
1w ago
Neeraj, age eleven, lives with his parents and siblings in Badarpur, New Delhi. In the recent past, his father struggled to find a steady job and his family would often have to go without food. Neeraj recently talked to us at Akshaya Patra about his goals and objectives over a mid-day meal at his school. He said: “I want to be an army officer so I can help other people.” Neeraj’s life has changed dramatically since the NGO’s Mid-Day Meal Programme was implemented. Akshaya Patra not only satisfies his hunger but also encourages him to dream of a better future. Just like Neeraj, there are thousa ..read more
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Back to Mid-day Meals and the Power of Learning
Akshaya Patra Blog
by The Akshaya Patra Foundation
1M ago
Returning to school after a vacation is like starting anew. It’s a chance for students to set new goals, make new friends and embrace new challenges. The structure and routine of school provide a sense of stability that can be particularly beneficial after the unstructured days of vacation. For many children, the mid-day meal is a highlight of their school day, but it’s also a reminder of the support and care they receive from their school community. As they sit down to enjoy their lunch, they are not just filling their stomachs; they are also nourishing their minds and spirits. While the thou ..read more
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Father’s Day 2024: Let’s Honour the Superheroes in Our Life
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by The Akshaya Patra Foundation
1M ago
Celebrating special days meaningfully, they say, adds significance to the celebration. One such special day is Father’s Day, which celebrates the superhero figure in every child’s life. A father serves as a guide, an inspiration, a motivator and a support system. Father’s Day reminds us of fathers’ vital role in shaping and directing their children’s lives. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the good deeds and sacrifices these superheroes make for their families. Father’s Day 2024 Father’s Day is unique because, unlike most other special days, it isn’t associated with a specific date. It ..read more
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World Food Safety Day 2024: Akshaya Patra’s Assurance of Safe Meals
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by The Akshaya Patra Foundation
1M ago
Good food is essential for our healthy living. However, access to healthy and safe food is challenging nowadays as commercialisation has penetrated even in food materials and thus, numerous food-borne diseases have started flourishing. As per the reports of the World Health Organisation (WHO), “over 200 diseases are caused by eating contaminated food.” To raise awareness about the importance of ensuring food safety, the United Nations General Assembly with the support of the World Health Organisation and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) started observing 7 June as World Food Safety Day ..read more
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World Environment Day 2024: Akshaya Patra’s Green Promise
Akshaya Patra Blog
by The Akshaya Patra Foundation
1M ago
World Environment Day is observed on June 5 every year to raise awareness about the importance of preserving a clean, healthy environment and the need for everyone to take action to address environmental issues. We at The Akshaya Patra Foundation might be just a small player in environmental protection, but we will do our best. As an NGO, we strive to minimise our environmental impact by incorporating green practices in our operations. We serve over 2.2 million children through our kitchens in 72 locations across 16 states and two union territories. Here are a few practices which we have incor ..read more
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Transforming Dreams through Meals
Akshaya Patra Blog
by The Akshaya Patra Foundation
2M ago
Dreams are the colours of life. They are the source of inspiration to work hard, no matter what tough trials we need to go through. However, there is a section of people who are forced to forfeit their dreams due to the socio-economic challenges they face. Their focus is more often on arranging at least one meal a day. Have you ever imagined how their children’s life would be? These children face challenges in receiving even basic needs such as good food and education. Isn’t it disheartening to see them giving up on their dreams due to their circumstances? Akshaya Patra: Creating a Brave Gener ..read more
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Get back in multiples for doing good this Akshaya Tritiya
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by The Akshaya Patra Foundation
2M ago
Akshaya Tritiya has significant cultural and religious importance for both Hindus and Jains. For many people across India, Akshaya Tritiya is a day of good fortune and prosperity. This festival is considered auspicious for starting new projects like new job, new house, new vehicle, new venture, etc., making investments, buying gold and conducting other religious ceremonies. The Essence of Akshaya Tritiya In the spirit of Akshaya Tritiya, a day symbolising eternal prosperity and abundance, we are reminded of doing good. Performing good deeds on this day is believed to bring good luck and prospe ..read more
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A Journey of Hope: Feed a Child, Feed a Dream
Akshaya Patra Blog
by The Akshaya Patra Foundation
3M ago
There is hope in the eyes of every child and some hopes are determined to reach the destination. To enable them for a better future, Akshaya Patra supports 2.1 million such dreams. This heartwarming narrative captures the essence of the incredible impact that The Akshaya Patra Foundation is making. Once upon a time in the heart of India, in the small town of Akshayagram, lived a group of bright-eyed children eager to learn. However, their dreams were often overshadowed by the growls of empty stomachs, a stark reminder of the challenges they faced. In this tale of resilience and compassion, e ..read more
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World Health Day 2024: Access to Nutrition – A Priority, Not an Afterthought
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by The Akshaya Patra Foundation
3M ago
“The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being.” – Constitution of the World Health Organization (WHO). Commemorating its inception on April 7, 1948, the World Health Organisation chose to mark April 7 of every year as World Health Day, which went into force in 1950. This day highlights health-related issues of global concern. This year’s theme is My Health, My Right which supports the right of everyone, everywhere to have access to quality health. Having good health is a basic human right. Everybody should be able to get good ..read more
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Rounding up 2023 at The Akshaya Patra Foundation
Akshaya Patra Blog
by The Akshaya Patra Foundation
4M ago
2023 at The Akshaya Patra Foundation marked the generosity and commitment of our esteemed donors and well-wishers for a healthier and prosperous future. Our 23-year-old NGO persisted for another year in its relentless efforts towards nourishing vulnerable populations. Not only did we serve mid-day meals (MDM) to government school children under our core programme for PM POSHAN Abhiyaan, but also substantially supported crisis victims with our relief feeding initiatives. Last year, due to steadfast collaborations with our donors, well-wishers and governments, we accomplished • Serving food from ..read more
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