Modi to serve 3 billionth Akshay Patra meal to underprivileged kids in Vrindavan today4Photo© oneindia.com

Modi to serve 3 billionth Akshay Patra meal to underprivileged kids in Vrindavan today

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Funded by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), Akshaya Patra is a Bengaluru-based not-for-profit organisation that works with the government on mid-day meal schemes.  The prime minister served food to about 20 schoolchildren from underprivileged background in the campus, marking the three billionth meal offered by Akshaya Patra.

Speaking to the media about the programme at Vrindavan, Naveena Neerada Dasa, the head of strategic communications in ISKCON, said, “Arrangements have been made for over 10,500 people, including parents, teachers of schoolchildren, our donors and other well-wishers of the foundation, and enclosures have been made for them.”

Addressing the gathering in Vrindavan, Prime Minister started his speech by, “Just like a building needs a strong foundation, a healthy childhood is essential for a new, strong India… Our government is ensuring that with nutrients, good quality food meets children.”