The joint initiative of Jamsetji Tata Trust and Sipradian Sahayata Sanstha and The Akshaya Patra Foundation to set up a relief kitchen in Nepal began its operations on 19 June 2015. The first meal was served to 1,100 people of Bode location where people from worst affected areas have been provided makeshift accommodation. The kitchen provided fresh servings of rice, dal (lentils) and potato sabji(vegetable dish). Beginning with this Akshaya Patra will continue to provide freshly cooked food to the earthquake victims till stability is achieved in the Himalayan country.
The kitchen has been set up in a pre-engineered building with 2,500 square feet. 33 members of Akshaya Patra set up the entire facility in a record time of five days. This Akshaya Patra kitchen is equipped with four cauldrons- three with 600-litre capacity to cook rice and one with 1,200 litres capacity to cook dal. Other machines for the purpose of cutting vegetables and grinding are also a part of this Akshaya Patra relief kitchen. Strict adherence to hygiene and cleanliness has been employed in the kitchen. The kitchen is strategically located in Suryabinayak Chowk, Bhaktapur. Currently, this kitchen is serving food to 11 locations in and around Bhaktapur region namely Bhelukhel, Maheswari, Jella, Garun Kund, Kamal Binayak, Thulo Bayasee, Bayasee, Bode, Thali, Gokarneswar and Bhugmati.
Akshaya Patra Chairman, Madhu Pandit Dasa thanked the Government of Nepal, Jamsetji Tata Trust and Sipradian Sahayata Sanstha for their continued support in setting up the kitchen facility to provide relief aid in the form of clean and hygienic food to the affected population of Nepal.
Know more about Akshaya Patra Kitchen Facility at Nepal at: http://www.akshayapatra.org/news
The Akshaya Patra Foundation, NGO in India has implemented the mid-day meal scheme to feed the future of India. The organization is feeding the government school children of 24 locations across 10 states in India.