With the Akshaya Patra Lucknow kitchen inauguration, this mid-day meal NGO of India has expanded its reach to the 24th location in India. This kitchen was inaugurated on 15th March 2015 by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav. The event was attended by noted dignitaries like Ram Govind Chaudhary, Minister for Basic Education. It was also attended by representatives of the Caterpillar Foundation which is the principal investor for this kitchen project in Lucknow.
The clippings of NGO news Uttar Pradesh captures Akhilesh Yadav’s tour of the newly constructed kitchen and his wishes for the success of the Foundation. This kitchen is a perfect example of Public-Private Partnership model in implementing the mid-day meal programme. The two-acre land in which this kitchen is constructed has been allotted to Akshaya Patra by the Uttar Pradesh State Government. At present with the Akshaya Patra Lucknow kitchen inauguration, 11,800 students studying in 109 Government schools in the region will get benefitted. But the NGO looks forward to increasing the beneficiary base to 100,000 children across 690 Government schools in the region.
The NGO news Uttar Pradesh also covers Chanchalapathi Dasa, Vice Chairman of Akshaya Patra conveying his sincere gratitude to Akhilesh Yadav for his continued support through the years. Click here to view glimpses of Akshaya Patra Lucknow kitchen inauguration.