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United Nations recognises Akshaya Patra's work to eradicate hunger


NY April 2 :
As part of the government's Mid Day Meal plan, the Akshaya Patra charity foundation in India has fed 4 billion schoolchildren.
With the help of the Indian government and the Permanent Mission of India to the UN, the NGO's work will be celebrated by the UN on April 2 in New York City.

At the event, which will be attended by influential figures such as Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi, NR Narayana Murthy (founder and emeritus chairman of Infosys), and Madhu Pandit Dasa (chairman of the Akshaya Patra Foundation), the biggest school lunch programme in the world will be recognised.

An official statement states that the UN will respect the organization's pledge to end hunger, which is one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)—SDG-2. The Akshaya Patra foundation has been fighting classroom hunger since its establishment in 2000 by supplying food and decreasing the lack of nutrition among disadvantaged pupils.

In addition, the programme encouraged parents to send their children to school, which raised enrollment and improved students' grades.
On a daily basis, more than 2.2 million youngsters in almost 24,000 schools throughout India received lunch from the Foundation. Through Akshaya Patra USA, they also reached out to American funders, youth ambassadors, and volunteers.

The foundation sent a statement expressing their excitement at attaining the milestone, saying, "We're overflowing with pride and gratitude as we announce a historic milestone: Akshaya Patra has served 4 billion meals to India’s children through the PM Poshan Abhiyaan."
After expressing their gratitude to the people who had a role in their triumph, they continued, "With renewed commitment and hope, we move forward with heartfelt thanks to the Government of India, the Ministry Of Education, State Governments and every contributor and supporter who has been part of this journey."