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Children are the assets of every nation. Prosperity and hope of any society or nation is directly related to the upbringing of its children. If we provide the children of today with wholesome food, education, and health, then we are in to reap a prosperous and bright future.

At Akshaya Patra, we want to gift the children, the goodness of food thereby enabling them to get educated. Having received the credit of world’s largest NGO run mid-day meal programme, we are currently feeding 1.3 million children everyday and aim to feed 5 million children by 2020.

This Children’s Day we take the opportunity to reiterate, and to reaffirm our vision of “No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger”, in a more profound manner. Read more….




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Rs 675/- can feed a child for whole year

The Akshaya Patra Foundation feeds nearly 1.3 million children every day under the mid-day meal programme, and we are thankful that you have always supported us in all our endeavors. Keeping our cause in mind, we would like to inform you that from August 15th, the cost of feeding child for a year will be Rs.675*. The price has been increased due to inflation in the cost of commodities. And we are sure that you will help us feed more Children and support us in achieving our mission to reach out to 5 million children by 2020.

Click here for the actual break up of costs:


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We’re happy to announce the first IndiBlogger meet of 2011 – it’s at Bangalore and it’s going to be massive! Bloggers from all over the country are going to be there – we do hope you can make it as well.
You can register by going to the red “register” tab at the link below. There are limited seats and 2400+ IndiBloggers in Bangalore alone, so you should add your name quick!
Sunday, 9th January 2011 from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM (Lunch will be served)
MVT hall (Multi Vision Theatre)
ISKCON Bangalore
The Akshaya Patra Foundation
HK Hill west of Chord road, Rajajinagar
If you live far away from the venue, post your location in the comments section. We will have an IndiBus picking up bloggers from a pre-defined route along the city. Don’t worry, the IndiBus will take you back as well. :-)Why?
Why not?
Is it free?
See you soon, and keep blogging!
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Akshaya Patra logo :

So many people in India are telling that India is developing and soon it will become super power.

I am not agreeing with this statememt.

In our country richer are becoming richer and poorer are becoming poorer.And nowadays this gap

is increasingly more as the world is becoming a small village.

If some 20 lakh IT professionals are earning good salaries it doesnt mean that India is developing ?

Almost every newspaper,news channels are propogating this hype by showing the statistics.

I came from a village in Srikakulam,Andhra Pradesh which still doesnt have proper roads,schools. For

studying we are still going to distant places.For proper medical treatment we are still going to

Vizag which is 100kms from my place.Now I am in a very distant place for my livelihood. Even after this advancement

I am still worrying about my parents health.

Last year my father was ill and he fell down unconsciously.No one is there in house.After

sometime they noticed and took him to hospital and doctors told them to take him to Visakhapatnam for

treatment.Everyone in my family suffered like anything on that day.

My father is a employee and I am lucky to get education. We are the first in my village to

complete 10th,12th,Degree, etc.

Still our Panchayat is having a primary school (established in 1959) upto 7th. After 7th either

they have to go to distant place or have to leave.

In my area farmers are dependent on rains.Only one crop per year. Most of the people are labourers.

I know how much my mother used to struggle for feeding all 4 children.

Hunger makes people to forget their morals.

It can do anything with the person.

And in Andhra how political parties are playing games just for their political gains. Everything

is normal till last year.Suddenly they started agitation and made a big problem… So many

companies stopped their expansion activities.So many projects are stopped.

Whether it is Telangana,Andhra, Kerala, Tamilandu ,Uttar pradesh , Arunchal Pradesh … what is the

difference. We are from India.What we will get with this internal quarrels.

So many problems lies in the state. Still farmers are dependent on rainfall. How horrible it is.

Thats why they dont their children to suffer like this.They are selling their lands and going to

cities as daily labourers.So many farmers are committing suicides because of these conditions.

Mumbai,Calcutta,Delhi,Chennai,Bangalore,Pune,Hyderabad .. by looking these cities and their

lifestyles and the oppurtunities a illusion was formed. The real India is in our villages. And our

country is dependent on Agriculture.We are igonoring our basics.No projects,major dams were

constructed even after 60 yrs of Independence.

Some political parties are propogating that Mumbai is for Mumbaikars. What a foolish thought it is.

When I am in Bangalore I used to go to Iskcon temple.One can see a big difference with other

temples.My friends also told me that they are collecting lands from poor farmers and occupying

their lands.But it is not true.Nowadays our agriculture system

should change.Needs corporate involvement in this sector. Govt cannot do all this because of the

corruption. It needs noble people and organisations.

I saw this statement in Iskcon stated by Guru Srila Prabhu Pada

“No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger.”

Central Govt introduced mid day meal program for school going kids.My sister is working as a Govt

teacher in a very remote village. She told me that because of hunger only so many kids are dropping

out from the school.If basic eminities are not there like food,work,house how we can expect their

parents to send their kids to schools.This is 100% fact.

Even State Governments are started this progam But only 20% of the funds are reaching the kids.

Akshay Patra Foundation is an NGO (Non-government Organization) which was started by ISKCON

Bangalore, joined wholeheartedly in this effort. They provide 50% of the funds from their own

pockets and the remaining are given by the government. In their state-of-the-art kitchens,

they churn out wholesome, fresh cooked meals, hygienically prepared and transported to over 6500

schools across 7 Indian states and feeding around 1.25 million children everyday. Statistics prove

that this wholesome meal has seen better enrollment and lesser dropouts in the schools

concerned. Their aim is to feed 5 million children by the year 2020.

Our State Govt are asking their help for this program.Assam,Andhra,Karnataka,Tamilnadu etc

After seeing Iskcon activities and meeting farmers I attended some FOLK lecturers.They are good.

I saw their kitchen rooms. I ate the food. They are providing very good quality food.

They used to send their vehicles to feed Govt schools kids.I saw their cleaniness even in

kitchen rooms while cooking and their vans while taking them to schools.

I stayed in Bellandur, Bangalore. A Govt school is there near to my room.Daily I saw these kids

waiting for this meal. I observed their activities very keenly for almost 2 yrs. I want to see their mistakes with my

negative mindset. But never found. We are not here for judging whether they are good

or bad.They are doing a noble activity which we may not in our life time.

Some people used to tell wrong things about Puttaparti Sai Baba.I am not a believer of him

too.I dont know whether he is good or bad.One thing I can say.ONE CAN SEE HUMANITY IN HIS

ACTIONS.None of the Govt has done anything for Ananthapur for solving their severe acute water

problem.With the help of his trust he solved the problem.My father worked there.He met so many

farmers.One of my close friend is from that place.For getting water to his land they are

digging upto 2000Feet. Still the chances are less.Almost all his income as a software engineer

going for that. He studied in one of the Sai trustee schools

How many days we can keep complaining against the things?

Even I am fed up seeing these farmers suicides, poverty,hunger. Our India has to develop.

We may not have time to do social service for our society. But we should appreciate and we should do

our best in helping these poor children and should encourage such initiatives.

We are educated.We have some jobs atleast.We are getting some money atleast.So many are there who

are not getting this basic facilities.

If we are helping each other we can see a better India in the near future.

More Information:

“Akshaya Patra” means a very big vessel which supplies unlimited food.

donate to Akshaya Patra online via

Akshaya_Patra_Foundation online-donations

Once people are not striving for the basic eminities like food, education,shelter then only
we can say India is developing.

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Akshaya Patra Foundation has embarked on a massive mission to build India’s human resource base by facilitating the education of underprivileged children through abundant, school-meals—a proven attraction for deprived children to come to school. More than one million children are benefited every day in 17 locations across the country.

With a secular, non-discriminatory approach, the Akshaya Patra program which started in the year 2000, serving 1500 children in Bangalore, now reaches out to over 11,98,206 impoverished children daily in over 5,883 schools in 18 locations across 8 States in the country including Assam, the State where we started feeding on 19th January, 2010. Click here to read how Akshaya Patra spreads its smile in Assam

For more details please visit http://www.akshayapatra.org

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