Akshaya Patra Celebrating 2 Billion Meals with President of India

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee joined Akshaya Patra in commemorating the organisation’s milestone of having served 2 Billion Meals. During the splendid event held on August 27, 2016, the Honourable President unveiled the Akshaya Patra 2 Billion Meals art-installation which symbolises the landmark and also distributed sweets among beneficiary children. The event which was followed by dinner witnessed the President, in a humble gesture, serving meals to beneficiary children.

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The evening where President of India visited Akshaya Patra had prominent leaders sharing a message on the Foundation’s vision and mission, the impact and future plans. The dignitaries and eminent political figures included Shri Prakash Javadekar, Honourable Union Minister of Human Resource Development; Shri Siddaramaiah, Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka; Shri Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, Honourable Governor of Karnataka; Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, Member of Parliament; Shri BN Manjunath Reddy, Worshipful Mayor of Bengaluru; Shri Gopalaiah K, Member of Legislative Assembly – Mahalakshmi Layout Constituency; and Mrs Sudha Murty, Chairperson of Infosys Foundation.

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The event was presided by Akshaya Patra’s officials – Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman; Shri Chanchalapathi Dasa, Vice Chairman; and Shri Mohandas Pai, Independent Trustee. The compère for the evening, Mrs Vasanthi Hariprakash, a renowed anchor and a media strategist, directed the event gracefully.

For 2 Billion Meals media coverage, press coverage and press release, visit Akshaya Patra’s 2 billion meals commemoration.

Akshaya Patra Event – Outride Hunger 2016!

It was an early Sunday morning, but the roads in Rajaji Nagar were already occupied with hundreds of energetic bikers! Yes, it was the beginning of Outride Hunger 2016, a biking event organised by The Akshaya Patra Foundation in partnership with Wrangler on 7 February to create awareness about classroom hunger.

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The Akshaya Patra event was commenced with a flag off ceremony by the Additional Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru, Dr. M.A. Saleem.  Veteran biker Mr. R. Chakravarthy and popular Kannada actor Krishna Ajai Rao were also present during the occasion.

The 24 kilometre bike ride event which started at the HK Hill kitchen of Akshaya Patra on Chord Road passed through Malleshwaram, Race Course Road and Lalbagh Road and concluded at Akshaya Patra’s Vasanthapura kitchen on Kanakapura Road.

Outride Hunger 2016, thus, witnessed the presence of over 300 riders -both individual bikers and members of popular biking clubs including the Royal Indians – Enfield Owners Club (RIEOC), Highwaymen, Free Spirits Motorcycle Club, Bajaj Avenger Club – Bengaluru, Biking Buddies, Bikers of India.

Many riders expressed their gratitude for getting an opportunity to support a good cause, while some others were willing to take the good work a step forward by spreading the word at their workplace.