All relevant news and updates about Akshaya Patra are shared here. You will find the latest coverage of our progresses, developments, awards & achievements, dignitaries’ visits and many more. This section is routinely updated to serve as a source of relevant information that are newsworthy.

Governor and CM of Tamil Nadu lay foundation stone for Akshaya Patra kitchen in Chennai
midday meal in chennaiOn 15 February 2020, Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Tamil Nadu and Shri K. Palaniswami, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu laid the foundation stone for The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s centralised kitchen in Chennai.This kitchen will be established under the ”Kaalai Unavu Thittam” (breakfast scheme), to serve the students of Chennai Corporation schools by the NGO.”Read More

The National Health Authority signs MoU with Akshaya Patra, Bharti Foundation and HelpAge India
NHA with akshaya patraOn the 5 December 2019, the National Health Authority (NHA) signed an agreement with The Akshaya Patra Foundation, HelpAge India, and Bharti Foundation to increase the reach and awareness of the ‘Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana’ (PMJAY) Scheme.”Read More

President of India visits Akshaya Patra’s Vrindavan kitchen
president of indiaOn November 28, 2019, Akshaya Patra welcomed Hon’ble President of India, Shri. Ram Nath Kovind, his wife, Smt. Savita Kovind, and Shri. Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister – Uttar Pradesh, to the kitchen facility in Vrindavan.”Read More

MoU signed between Madhya Pradesh Government and Akshaya Patra
midday mealOn 9 September 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Government of Madhya Pradesh and The Akshaya Patra Foundation to provide mid-day meals to school children in Bhopal.”Read More

Minister of Culture And Tourism Visits Vrindavan Kitchen
vrindavan kitchenOn 29 August 2019, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel – Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, GOI, Member of Parliament, Damoh (M.P.), Prabhari Manipur (BJP) had visited The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s Vrindavan Kitchen. He was given a detailed tour of the entire kitchen and was apprised of the complete operational process that is involved in preparing the mid-day meals for school children. .”Read More

Akshaya Patra Wins Global Food Champion Award 2019
BBC awardsThe Akshaya Patra Foundation has been bestowed with the prestigious Global Food Champion Award from BBC World Service. It was received by Shri Chanchalapathi Dasa, Vice-Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation.The award was presented in Bristol at the BBC Food and Farming Awards. This was the third edition of the Global Food Champion. It recognises people or causes, which are contributing to the way the world produces, processes, consumes or thinks about food for the better.”Read More

Akshaya Patra in Forbes India’s Top 50 for Great People Management Styles
forbesThe first ever Great People Manager Study by Great Manager Institute has placed Akshaya Patra among the top 50 medium and large-sized organisations with excellent people management styles! The results of the study were published in Forbes India magazine’s May 10, 2019 issue.The Institute evaluated companies through an exhaustive two-step process over a seven-month period in FY 2018-19, covering over 35,000 employees nationwide. It sought to understand people management skills through industry-related insights and qualitative feedback gathered.”Read More
NABL Accreditation for Ahmedabad FSQC Lab

NABL Akshaya Patra’s Food Safety and Quality Control Laboratory (FSQC Lab) in Ahmedabad, established in 2015 with support from Tata Trusts, underwent assessment as per ISO/IEC 17025 standard for getting accredited by National Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories (NABL) in the month of December 2018. After successful completion of assessment, accredited for ISO/IEC 17025 standard by NABL-wide certificate number TC-8334 in February 2019.”Read More

Ultra-Marathoner Dharmendra Aims To Feed Five Lakh Meals
Dharmendra KumarMr Dharmendra Kumar (popularly known as Dharma), an ultra-marathon runner and Co-founder of Proton Sports is on a cross-country run in India since 15 March 2019. He aims to feed five lakh school meals to Akshaya Patra beneficiaries in 15,024 schools of India. So far, Mr Kumar has been able to raise funds to feed 1 lakh school meals from this charity run. The Ultra Marathon runner, on his way back to Punjab crossed Delhi on the eve of the World Hunger Day.”Read More

Akshaya Patra Celebrated Serving of 3 Billionth Meal
wiget-in-150x150-1Appreciating Akshaya Patra’s efforts during the celebration of its 3 Billionth Meal Serving, PM Shri Narendra Modi said, “Your work is extraordinary, your service is extraordinary; it is an example of incredible dedication. Everyone involved with Akshaya Patra, right from the cooks to the ones who deliver and serve food to the children are helping the nation.”Read More

Puducherry education minister visits Vasanthapura kitchen
wiget-in-150x150-3Shri R. Kamalakannan – Minister for Education, Government of Puducherry as well as Shri Sivaraman – Joint Director, Government of Puducherry and other officials from the education department of the union territory visited Akshaya Patra’s Vasanthapura kitchen. The dignitaries appreciated the innovations in the kitchenRead More

The US Navy Personnel Volunteers for Akshaya Patra’s kitchen in Visakhapatnam
wiget-in-150x150-2As part of a community engagement and interaction programme, The US Navy Personnel visited Akshaya Patra’s centralised kitchen in Visakhapatnam on 25 December 2018.Read More

Akshaya Patra provides relief in cyclone hit Andhra Pradesh
wiget-in-150x150-3Akshaya Patra is providing food to affected people of cyclone hit Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh.Read More

MTR Joins hands with Akshaya Patra for ‘Namma Makkalu-Namma MTR’
wiget-in-150x150-1The CSR programme, ‘Namma Makkalu-Namma MTR’ will now serve healthy mid-day meals to about 6,000 students from 60 schools in Mangaluru and Surathkal, for the current school year.Read More

Bhumi Puja of Second Centralised Kitchen In Uttarakhand
wiget in 150x150-1-50The forthcoming kitchen facility of Gadarpur, Uttarakhand, will have the capacity to provide over 25,000 meals daily to the children in the district.Read More

CEO of Niti Aayog Visits Hubballi Kitchen
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Speaking about the kitchen, Amitabh says “It’s amazing in terms of its size, scale and cleanliness!”Read More

Honorable Dignitaries Visits HK Hill Kitchen
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Honorable dignitaries from BJP visited Akshaya Patra’s HK Hill kitchen in Bengaluru.
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Akshaya Patra signs MoU with Havells for Alwar Kitchen
wiget-in-150x150-2“The kitchen has the capacity to serve 60,000 students per day,” said Ratnangada Govinda Dasa – President, Akshaya Patra Foundation, Rajasthan.Read More

VIMTA labs donates vehicle to Akshaya Patra in Hyderabad
wiget-in-150x150VIMTA labs extended its support to Akshaya Patra by donating a vehicle.Read MoreLaurus
Labs Donates Vehicle to Akshaya Patra, Hyderabad
wiget-in-150x150On April 24, 2018, Hyderabad, Laurus Labs, a prominent research and development-driven pharmaceutical company, has extended its support to Akshaya Patra by donating an iSUZU vehicle worth Rs 13.26 lakh.Read More
Akshaya Patra opens its 37th kitchen, Bhilwara
wiget-in-150x150On April 23, 2018, The Akshaya Patra Foundation started its 37th centralized kitchen in Devnarayan Circle, Bapu Nagar, Bhilwara.Read MoreIntroducing Mega Centralised
Kitchen, Khandi, Telangana
Kandi Kitchen Inauguration-InThe inauguration was attended by Shri. Kadiyam Srihari, Deputy Chief Minister & Education Minister, Telangana and Ms. Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation.Read More
Akshaya Patra conducts Bhoomi Puja of its Hazaribag Kitchen
Hazaribag-news-wiget-in-2Serving nutritious and delicious mid-day meals to 1 lakh student in 565 primary and middle schools. Read More
Akshaya Patra conducts Bhumi Puja of its first centralised kitchen in Uttarakhand
Bhumi-pooja-of-Uttarkahand-kichen-wiget-inThe Akshaya Patra Foundation, in association with Hans Foundation, conducted the Bhumi Puja for building its first centralised kitchen in the state of Uttarakhand.Read More

First Centralised Tribal Kitchen in Telangana, Kothagudem

Kothagudem-in   Akshaya Patra launches its first centralised tribal kitchen in Telangana at the agriculture market yard in Lakshmidevipally, Kothagudem to serve meals to 30,000 children. Read More
Rotimatic Joins Hands with Akshaya Patra for #RethinkVday campaign
rotimatic-widget-inRotimatic is donating donate 5cents to Akshaya Patra for every Rotimatic roti made as part of the “#RethinkVday campaign.Read MoreAkshaya Patra Introduces Millets in the Midday Meal Scheme in Karnataka
img-01-150x150The Akshaya Patra Foundation has introduced millets in its mid-day meal programme in partnership with Government of Karnataka and (ICRISAT) will be the knowledge partner.Read MoreAkshaya Patra signs MoU with Airports Authority of India for kitchen in Hazaribag
widget-in-150x150On December 13, 2017, Akshaya Patra signed an MoU with Airports Authority of India (AAI), in the presence of Shri Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, in Hazaribag, Jharkhand.Read MoreHonourable Chief Minister of Jharkhand visits Guwahati kitchen
TAPF-NewsUpdate-JarkhandKitchen-150X150-Image-01He was pleased to tour our kitchen and had words of appreciation for the Foundation.Read More
Akshaya Patra Conducts Groundbreaking Ceremony of New Kitchen in Kothagudem, TelanganaTelangana-news-update-widget-in-150x150Groundbreaking ceremony performed at Akshaya Patra’s 35th kitchen in Kothagudem, Telangana. This kitchen will provide nutritious meals for 10,000 school children.Read More
Akshaya Patra launches its 34th kitchen in Jigani, BengaluruJigani-News-update-widget-in-150x150-2Akshaya Patra, in partnership with Bosch India, launched its 34th kitchen in Jigani, Bengaluru. The kitchen feeds 40,000 children every day.Read More
Akshaya Patra receives the National Award for Child Welfare, 2016Widget-150x150-inThe prestigious National Award for Child Welfare was conferred upon The Akshaya Patra Foundation by the Honourable President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind on November 14, 2017. The award recognises Akshaya Patra’s efforts in the field of child welfare.Read More
Delivery vehicle sponsored by Bank of India (BOI)News-org-widget-150x150-1A delivery vehicle was sponsored by Bank of India (BOI), at the BOI Zonal Branch – Gandhinagar.Read More
The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Gandhinagar Kitchen
News-org-widget-150x150-1Amit Chaudhri, Former Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA), Mansa, Gujarat, visited the Akshaya Patra kitchen in Ahmedabad. Read More
Commencement of Akshaya Kalewa programme from Ajmer kitchen
News-org-widget-150x150-1The Akshaya Kalewa programme was launched at our Ajmer kitchen. The programme aims to feed 1,000 people daily in Ajmer city in first phase.Read More
Bangladeshi delegates visit Akshaya Patra’s Bengaluru and Lucknow kitchens
widget150x150inIn order to get an understanding of the Mid-Day Meal Scheme of India and Centralized Kitchen Management of India, six delegates from Bangladesh visited the Foundation’s Bengaluru and Lucknow centralised kitchens from July 17-20, 2017. They also interacted with Shridhar Venkar – CEO, Akshaya Patra and HODs (Head of Department), and visited beneficiary schools to meet children and the school administration.Read More
Akshaya Patra launches its 31st kitchen at Nellore
Nellore-kitchen-widget-150x150-inAkshaya Patra expanded its presence in Andhra Pradesh, with its 31st kitchen at Nellore. This kitchen, established with the support of pure play software testing company ZenQ, was inaugurated on July 17, 2017 by Mr Murali Bollu, Chief Executive Officer – ZenQ. The kitchen can feed upto 25,000 children every day; currently, it feeds 22,000 beneficiaries in 172 schools.Read More
UP Chief Minister serves food to Akshaya Patra beneficiaries
widget for .in 150-x-150On July 1, Akshaya Patra had the pleasure of serving food to Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. His visit was part of School Chalo Abhiyan and Vanutsav programme conducted at Lucknow. It was organized by Basic Education Department and Forest Department of UP Government.Read More
Ugandan delegates visit Ahmedabad kitchen
Widgetfor.in150x150On June 29, 2017, Ugandan Parliament member, Honourable Babirye Kityo Sarah Breeze – Representative of the Youth (Central region), visited our Ahmedabad kitchen with her team. She studied our different kitchen processes, such as preprocessing, roti-making, sukhadi and idli-cooking.Read More
Gujarat CM inaugurates Bhavnagar centralised kitchen
IN WidgetOn June 7, 2017, Akshaya Patra opened a new centralised kitchen in Bhavnagar – fifth largest city in the state of Gujarat. The kitchen, which has the capacity to cook mid-day meals for 50,000 children, was inaugurated by Shri Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat at Jawahar Ground, Bhavnagar.Read More
Feed the Future Now launched on the eve of World Hunger Day
FTFN - IN WidgetOn May 27, 2017, the eve of World Hunger Day, Akshaya Patra launched a nation-wide movement called Feed the Future Now – this campaign is supported by nine leading corporates and the Government of India. Christened as ‘Feed the Future Now’, this movement is set to serve 5 Billion Meals to children across India by 2020 with a view to create a Nourished India, Educated India.Read More
PRCI & Akshaya Patra discuss how ‘You can be the change’
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On May 5, 2017, Akshaya Patra and Public Relation Council of India (PRCI) conducted an engaging panel discussion at Rangasthala, Rangoli – Metro Art Centre, Bengaluru. The dialogue presented talks on how common man can bring in a change in child welfare following the theme ‘You can be the change.’Read More
God’s Own Kitchen – Book on Akshaya Patra’s journey launched in BengaluruWidget for .in - 150x150Akshaya Patra’s journey is now a book by author Rashmi Bansal – ‘God’s Own Kitchen: The Inspiring story of Akshaya Patra’. Published by Westland, it was launched by Ms Bansal on April 22, 2017 at ISKCON, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru in the presence of Honourable Justice, Shri Santosh Hegde; TV Mohandas Pai, Independent Trustee, Akshaya Patra; Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman; Shri Chanchalapathi Dasa, Vice-Chairman and Shridhar Venkat, CEO.Read More
SBI Foundation donates towards hot insulated vesselsWidget IN SBIOn March 27, 2017, Akshaya Patra received a cheque of Rs 88 lakhs from CSR wing of State Bank of India (SBI) which will be invested towards 1,250 hot insulated vessels. The vessels, customised to maintain food temperature for several hours, will be distributed in Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Guwahati and Nathdwara kitchens.Read MoreAkshaya Patra to support education of Reang Tribe children in Tripura
In an initiative to recognise, nurture and build talent among marginalised families in Tripura, Great India Talent School (also known as Mahan Bharat Pratibha Vidyalaya) was inaugurated in Kashiram Para, Kanchanpur Sub-division, Tripura on March29, 2017. This project, which has been initiated and led by Great India Talent Foundation, will receive support from Akshaya Patra and Sadhak Ratanmani Seva Sadan.Read MoreWe are opening a kitchen in Bhilwara On March 29, 2017, Akshaya Patra signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (RECL) to open a kitchen in Bhilwara.  The MOU was signed in the presence of Mr Harsh Baweja, Chief Project Manager of RECL Jaipur; Shri Govind Dasa, President of Akshaya Patra Rajasthan; and Shri Raghupati Dasa, Programme Coordinator – Akshaya Patra Jaipur…Read MoreShriram Properties donates Meal Delivery Vans In January 2017, Shriram Properties – one of the leading real estate companies, donated mid-day meal delivery vans (also known as the blue bus) to Akshaya Patra. In total, the vans are valued at Rs 32 lakhs and are equipped to maintain a dust-free environment and optimal temperature to retain freshness of meals..Read MoreAkshaya Patra’s first roti-making machine in South India Akshaya Patra inaugurated its first roti-making machine in South India at Ballari kitchen. The 40-feet machine, donated by Vijaya Bank as part of its CSR activities, is fully automated and has the capacity to produce 20,000 rotis per hour. As of January 2017, centralised kitchen in Ballari which is ISO certified, prepares mid-day meals for 1,11,333 children in and around this district.Read MoreAkshaya Patra Participates in 11th International Conference on CSR
Our CEO, Shridhar Venkat, recently presented his views at the 11th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru on January 21, 2017. Organised by the Institute of Directors (IOD), India, in association with Times Now, the theme for the conference this year was ‘Embedding CSR in Corporate Strategy for Responsible Growth.Read MoreAkshaya Patra CEO delivers a presentation at FAO’s Regional Initiative on Zero Hunger Challenge
Akshaya Patra’s CEO Shridhar Venkat delivered a presentation at the United Nations’ Food and
Agriculture Organization’s Regional Initiative on Zero Hunger Challenge in Bangkok, Thailand.He
discussed the Government of India’s Mid-Day Meal Scheme and how The Akshaya Patra Foundation could
contribute to the growth of Neglected and Underutilised crops.Read More


Akshaya Patra to set up 11 new kitchens in Uttar Pradesh
Honourable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Akhilesh Yadav, performed the groundbreaking ceremony (Shilanyas) for 11 Akshaya Patra kitchens in Uttar Pradesh. These kitchens will be functional from the next academic year and take the Foundation’s reach to a total of 13 lakh or 1.3 million beneficiaries in the state.Read More


Foundation laid for first high-tech mega kitchen in Telangana
Akshaya Patra and the Infosys Foundation laid the foundation stone for Telangana’s first high-tech, Centralised Mega Kitchen in Khandi on December 7, 2016. The Infosys Foundation, which will cover the entire construction cost of this kitchen, has donated Rs 18.03 crores towards it. The kitchen will provide meals to over 1,00,000 school children in Telangana from the next academic year.Read More


Meet Akshaya Patra’s First Youth Ambassador
On October 24, 2016, during ‘An Evening of Hope’ event, The Akshaya Patra Foundation had the pleasure of introducing its first Youth Ambassador – Shivant Malkani, a student and an author of ‘Food’.Read More



Akshaya Patra Opens its Second Food Safety Laboratory
Akshaya Patra inaugurates its second state-of-the-art Food Safety and Quality Control Laboratory (FSQC Lab) in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.Read More




Akshaya Patra receives Kalam Memorial Award, 2016
On October 15, 2016, The Akshaya Patra Foundation was awarded with the prestigious Kalam Innovation in Governance Award 2016 (KIGA 2016). The award was presented during the 1st Edition of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial Summit on ‘Innovation in Governance’ held in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.Read More


Akshaya Patra Wins Lean Sigma Award 2016
widgetinAkshaya Patra was presented the CII National Lean Sigma Award at the 10th Lean Sigma National Level Competition held in Bengaluru from September 1 to 2, 2016 and conducted by The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).Read More



Akshaya Patra Celebrates 2 Billion Meals Milestone
Akshaya Patra celebrated the serving of two billion meals in the presence of Honourable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee. The event held on August 27, 2016 at ISKCON Bengaluru, was attended by eminent political figures and well-wishers.Read More



Akshaya Patra to Open Kitchen in Ajmer
rajasthan-kitchen-inThe Akshaya Patra Foundation has signed an agreement with the Government of Rajasthan to implement Mid-Day Meal Programme in Ajmer—fifth centre in the state for the Foundation. The programme is currently operational in four cities in the state serving meals to over 135,000 beneficiaries.Read More


ET Now’s Lufthansa Runway to Success features Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa
runway-to-success-inShri Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman of Akshaya Patra was invited to be on the television show – Lufthansa Runway to Success. The series is a multi-staged initiative to showcase the spirit of Indian entrepreneurship and motivational stories of today’s icons.Read More



Akshaya Patra receives Nikkei Asia Prize
nikkei-inThe Akshaya Patra Foundation was honoured the Nikkei Asia Prize – one of the most prestigious awards in Asia – for its significant achievements in the ‘Economic and Business Innovation’ category. Among the rich credentials that The Foundation is proud of, Nikkei Asia Prize is one.Read More

Akshaya Patra wins at the AVA Digital Awards 2016
Akshaya Patra’s latest online video, “Giving Every Dream A Chance” has garnered a Platinum Award – the competition’s highest recognition, under the category of ‘Online Video.’ This year’s competition saw approximately 2,500 entries from throughout the United States and 17 other countries. The vying entries are judged by industry professionals.Read More

Akshaya Patra Vadodara wins at the True Impact Awards
150-X-150-Akshaya Patra’s Vadodara unit participated and won the True Impact Award in the not-for-profit category on 19 February, 2016. This award was given to Akshaya Patra by the District CSR Cell of the Vadodara Corporate Office for its best operation processes and activities successfully implemented in running the Mid-Day Meal Programme in Vadodara.Read More


Gold at LACP 2014/15 Vision Awards
The Akshaya Patra Foundation has won Gold at the LACP (League of American Communications Professionals LLC) 2014/15 Vision Awards in the Annual Report Competition in the non-profits category. The Foundation has grabbed the 37th spot in the top 50 annual reports globally. It is Akshaya Patra’s fifth consecutive win at the coveted LACP awards.Read More

Prof. Muhammad Yunus Visits Hubballi Kitchen
Nobel Laureate and Founder of Grameen Bank, Prof. Muhammad Yunus visited Akshaya Patra’s Hubballi kitchen on 7 February, 2016. Anousheh Ansari, Co-founder, Chairwoman and CEO of Prodea Systems & Dr “Desh” Deshpande of the Deshpande Foundation also accompanied him for the kitchen visit. Sridhar Venkat, CEO-Akshaya Patra warmly greeted the dignitaries.Read More

Akshaya Patra wins four awards at the PRCI Collateral Awards

For-in-banner-150x150The Akshaya Patra Foundation bagged a Platinum award at the PRCI (Public Relations Council of India) Global Communications Conclave, which was held on 22 and 23 January, 2016 in Kolkata. In addition to this, the Foundation also won Silver for its table top calendar and a Bronze each for its documentary film and digital newsletter.Read More

Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman, Akshaya Patra conferred with Padma Shri
On 26 January, 2016 Akshaya Patra’s Chairman Madhu Pandit Dasa was conferred with Padma Shri. The award was bestowed in recognition of Akshaya Patra’s  illustrious service towards  ending classroom hunger for the children of India. Under his leadership the Foundation has grown from feeding 1500 children to 1.5 million children every school day.Read More

Idea Launch Event in Gujarat

150x150On 10, 11 and 12 December, 2015 Akshaya Patra organised the Idea Cellular Launch Event across three locations in Gujarat namely Vadodara, Gandhinagar and Surat respectively. Dignitaries from Idea Gujarat attended the event to mark this remarkable partnership between Idea and Akshaya Patra. The event included kitchen tour, school visit, and food distribution. The dignitaries acknowledged and congratulated the Foundation for its commendable contribution to the society.Read More

Minister of Home Affairs, Sri Rajnath Singh visits Lucknow Kitchen.

img-01Honourable Minister of Home Affairs, Sri Rajnath Singh visited Akshaya Patra’s Lucknow kitchen on 27 December, 2015 to grace a function organised by the Foundation to celebrate one year of kitchen operation. At the occasion, the honourable Minister unveiled the Foundation’s Annual Report 2014-2015 and also participated in a tree plantation ceremony.Read More


Best NGO at Mother Teresa Awards 2014

The Akshaya Patra Foundation was conferred the 14th Mother Teresa Award for Best NGO! The award was handed over to the organisation by Konijeti Rosaiah Governor of Tamil Nadu. The awards ceremony was held at the Loyola College of Business Administration (LIBA), and provided to those organisations that have contributed greatly to the welfare of community.

Platinum win at the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards
Akshaya Patra’s Annual Report 2013-14 received Platinum in the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards. These awards had the participation of around 6,000 entries from US, Canada and other countries. Of the winning entries, only 15 per cent received Platinum, 22 per cent got Gold, and 11 per cent got Honourable Mention.Read More


The Akshaya Patra Foundation begins its Earthquake Relief Centralised Kitchen operations in Nepal
The Akshaya Patra Foundation, through a joint initiative with the Jamsetji Tata Trust and Sipradian Sahayata Sanstha, has opened an Earthquake Relief Centralised Kitchen Project in Nepal to provide nutritious food to the afflicted region. The kitchen started operations on 19th June, 2015 serving 1,100 meals to Bode, one of the 11 regions being served by the kitchen. The next morning, the kitchen served food to 5,500 residents of the emergency camps set up in the area.Read More

Ranveer Singh kick starts the Ching’s Secret ‘India Ke Hunger Ki Bajao’ campaign
Ching’s Secret and Akshaya Patra have launched a campaign ‘India Ke Hunger Ki Bajao’ to fight hunger in the country. The campaign was launched by Ching’s Brand Ambassador Ranveer Singh. Ranveer has been very involved in the programme over the last few months and has made a generous contribution to kick things off.Read More

Akshaya Patra to construct field kitchen facility in Nepal
Akshaya Patra is constructing a field kitchen facility to provide nutritious food to the earthquake afflicted areas of Nepal. The kitchen will be constructed in Bhaktapur, 14 kilometers from Kathmandu. Once constructed the kitchen will have the capacity to produce up to 100,000 meals in a day. The kitchen is being constructed with the support of the Tata Trust and Sipradian Sahayata Sanstha.Read More

Received ‘Award of Excellence’ in the 21st Annual Communicator Awards
Akshaya Patra won three awards at the 21st Annual Communicator Awards. The Foundation won the highest Award for Excellence for the Annual Report 2013-14 in the Print not-for-profit category, and for the film ‘The Possibilities’ in the Video not-for-profit category. Akshaya Patra also received the Distinction Award for the Annual Report for Overall Design.Read More


Winner of Asian MAKE 2014 Award by CII
Akshaya Patra was the recipient of the MAKE (Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise) award by the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) recently. The award was handed over to Akshaya Patra at the CII National Knowledge Summit 2015, where the theme was establishing pathways to a ‘Digital India’.Read More


Akshaya Patra’s first Food Safety and Quality Control Lab opens
Akshaya Patra’s first Food Safety and Quality Control Lab (FSQC Lab) has been opened in Ahmedabad. Sponsored by the Jamsetji Tata Trust, the lab was inaugurated by Dr Alok Srivastava, Senior Principal Scientist, Dept of Food safety and Quality Control Lab; Dr Sanjiv Phalsankar, Programme Director, Tata Trusts; Representatives from the Food and Drugs Control Administration, Government of Gujarat and members from Akshaya Patra. The lab has been fitted with the latest, state-of-the-art equipment to evaluate food from farm to plate.Read More

Akhilesh Yadav Inaugurates Lucknow Kitchen
lucknow-kitchen-inaugurationChief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated Akshaya Patra’s kitchen in Lucknow on 15th March, 2015. The other dignitaries present for the grand opening of Akshaya Patra’s second kitchen in the state were Ram Govind Chaudhary,Minister for Basic Education and representatives of the Caterpillar Foundation, the principal investor in the kitchen.Read More

‘The Possibilities’ wins Platinum at AVA Digital Awards 2015

ava-digital-awards‘The Possibilities’ the newest film released by Akshaya Patra was granted Platinum at the AVA Digital Awards 2015 recently. The Foundation received this award in the ‘Video for web/nonprofit’ category. The competition was fierce with around 2,500 entries being submitted from 18 countries worldwide. The AVA Digital Awards is a tribute to the growth of the audio-visual and web industries.Read More

Akshaya Patra hosted ‘A Wall of Hope and Joy – 2015’

an-eye-level-view-of-wall-of-hope-and-joyAkshaya Patra hosted ‘A Wall of Hope and Joy – 2015’, the Foundation’s annual photography exhibition recently. Conducted from the 24th to 26th of January in Bangalore the exhibition saw crowds of people dropping by to see the beautiful pictures, as well as coverage from local media. Aside from organisation images the exhibition also held the top 50 images from the recently concluded photography contest, Click a Smile 2014.Read More

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