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.
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