The Akshaya Patra Foundation is recognised as the world’s largest NGO-run school lunch programme. It is an Indian NGO implementing the Mid-Day Meal Programme across 12 states in India covering more than 14,000 government schools in 36 locations. Over the past 17 years, with the vision of ‘No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger’, this charitable trust has impacted lives of over 1.7 million school going children. Strategic planning, execution, and its operational model of Public-Private Partnership have contributed to Akshaya Patra’s sustainability and expansion. It has been continuously progressing towards its mission of ‘feeding 5 million children by 2020’. Each year the NGO plans futuristically and steers its efforts to achieve it. As the journey for the new fiscal begins, here are the highlights of the past Financial Year 2017-18:
In keeping with two of its core values – accountability and transparency, Akshaya Patra discloses its audited financial statements and operational progress of every financial year in the form of Annual Reports. The NGO Annual Report updates all its stakeholders on its overall developments and achievements along with stating the plans for the next fiscal. Each year, the Foundation’s Annual Reports have received much appreciation at the global and national platforms. During 2017-18, the report received the prestigious:
- Golden Shield Award 2017 for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
- PRCI Collateral Awards 2017 at the 11th Global Communication Conclave.
With respect to operations, Akshaya Patra expanded its reach to nine more locations across the country:
This Indian NGO is leaving no stone unturned to maximise the impact of the Mid-Day Meal Programme. And, the progress by far affirms that the Foundation will continue to move ahead and transform lives of children to create generations of healthy and confident citizens.
Read our beneficiaries hope stories at: https://www.akshayapatra.org/stories-of-children
During the 10th Lean Six Sigma National Level Competition, 2016 held by The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Akshaya Patra was presented the Lean Six Sigma Award. This award recognises establishments that have successfully implemented Six Sigma techniques in improving working and production processes effectively.
The two-day competition was held in Bengaluru from September 1 to 2, 2016 and the panel witnessed participation from many renowned companies. Akshaya Patra presented the idea alongside many establishments and is one of the NGOs to be awarded for implementing Six Sigma techniques.
Akshaya Patra has won many awards. To have a look, visit: NGO Awards
Akshaya Patra has been conferred the AVA Digital Platinum Awards, which is the competition’s highest recognition, for its latest online video, “Giving Every Dream A Chance” under the category of ‘Online Video.’
There were approximately 2,500 entries in the competition from throughout the United States and 17 other countries. The entries were judged by professionals who are in search for organisations and individuals whose talent surpasses excellence and whose work serve as a benchmark for the industry.
The AVA Digital’s Platinum Award is presented to those entries that are judged to be the most outstanding and recognized for excellence in terms of quality, creativity and resourcefulness. This coveted award is won by only 14 per cent of the total entries.
The AVA Digital Awards is an international competition award given in recognition to creative professionals for their outstanding work in the concept, direction, design and production of media in the field of digital communication by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The Awards has been intended to pay tribute to the history and journey of the audio-visual and web industries present worldwide.
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The Akshaya Patra Foundation has won the ABP News Positive Award 2015 for being a symbol of positive change in society. The organisation received the award in a ceremony conducted in New Delhi on 10 December.
The ABP News Awards recognise the notable work individuals or organisations do for the welfare of the society. The awards were presented in 11 different categories. From each section, five contestants were chosen for the final rounds. The finalists were then judged by a panel of five members.
The ABP News Positive Award 2015 was carried out mainly through three stages- inviting entries, compiling a list of top 50 entries and finally selecting winners by the jury. While choosing the final winner, public voting was also taken into consideration.
To get the full coverage on the latest NGO news awards, tune into the ABP news channel at 7.p.m. on 19 December, 2015.