Prime Minister Narendra Modi served the three billionth meal of Akshaya Patra, an NGO that works with the government on Mid-Day Meal Scheme. The Prime Minister Served the food to about 20 schoolchildren who are the beneficiaries of the mid-day meal scheme at the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir campus in the holy city of Vrindavan. Prime Minister also unveiled a ceremonial plaque to mark the serving of “3rd billionth meal” by Akshaya Patra Foundation.
Akshaya Patra Foundation is a Bengaluru-based not-for-profit organization Funded by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Akshaya Patra Foundation is an implementation partner for the governments Mid-Day Meal Scheme.
Akshaya Patra Foundation is the world’s largest not-for-profit run organization serving wholesome food to over 1.76 million children every school day from over 14,000 schools across 12 states in India.
Akshaya Patra Foundation has served meals to more than 1.76 million children in twelve states covering 14,702 schools since its inception. In the year 2016, Akshaya Patra commemorated the serving of 2 billion cumulative meals in the presence of the then President of India Pranab Mukherjee.