The Akshaya Patra Foundation has been implementing the mid-day meal programme since June 2007. As a NGO in Gujarat, Akshaya Patra serves mid-day meal in Gandhinagar, Vadodara and Surat. All the three locations operate centralised kitchen units and cater to more than 4 lakhs children across 1,653 Government schools. In a recent event, Smriti Irani, Human Resource Development Minister, visited one of the beneficiary schools of Akshaya Patra in Gandhinagar. During the visit she interacted with the children of Kudasan Primary School, engaged in their school enrolment process and also distributed uniforms, books with school bags to the beneficiary children. The HRD Minister also emphasised on importance of girl child’s education, women empowerment and their safety.
Smriti Irani, during her visit to this Gandhinagar NGO’s beneficiary school was also familiarised with the Quality Manual of the Akshaya Patra’s Gandhinagar kitchen along with a brief on the kitchen operations. Along with the beneficiaries, she had the mid-day meal provided by Akshaya Patra and appreciated the quality and quantity of food served to the children. Operating as a Gandhinagar NGO, Akshaya Patra serves 121,508 children in 666 Government schools every day.
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