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Bharatarshabha Dasa of Akshaya Patra receiving Kalam Innovation in Governance Award from Alok Ranjan, Chairman, Kalam Centre

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New Delhi, 16th October, 2016: The Akshaya Patra Foundation, which operates the world’s largest NGO-run Mid-Day Meal Programme, has been bestowed with 1st Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial Award for Innovation in Governance. The award was presented during the 1st Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial Summit on Innovation in Governance held in Vigyan Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi. Shri Bharatarshabha Dasa, Director Relationships of Akshaya Patra received the award.

“We feel honored to receive the 1st Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial Award for Innovation in Governance category, this award will inspire us to reach out to more children,” expressed Shridhar Venkat, CEO Akshaya Patra.

The event was attended by the distinguished guest and senior bureaucrats of India with a post-event lunch with the selected members of the summit.

About The Akshaya Patra Foundation
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Bengaluru, India. The organization strives to fight issues like hunger and malnutrition in India. By implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in Government schools and Government aided schools, The Akshaya Patra Foundation aims not only to fight hunger but also to bring children to school.

Since 2000, the organisation has worked towards reaching more children with wholesome food on every single school day. Akshaya Patra Foundation is continuously leveraging technology to cater to millions of children. Its state-of-the-art kitchens have become a subject of study and they attract curious visitors from around the world.

In partnership with the Government of India and various State Governments and inestimable support from many philanthropic donors and well-wishers; Akshaya Patra has grown from humble beginnings serving just 1,500 school children across 5 schools. Today, Akshaya Patra Foundation is the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) mid-day meal programme serving wholesome food to over 1.6 million children in 26 locations across 11 states in India.

For more details, please log on: www.akshayapatra.org