On Wednesday, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and minister of health and education, Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated the Centralised Mid-Day Meal Kitchen of
The Akshaya Patra Foundation at Amingaon, Guwahati. This newest addition to the foundation’s list of kitchens will serve meals to 50,000 students daily.

 

Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) Mid-Day Meal Programme serving wholesome food every school day to over 1.8 million children with it’s headquartered in Bengaluru. The organisation strives to eliminate classroom hunger by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in government schools and government-aided schools. Alongside, Akshaya Patra also aims at countering malnutrition and supporting the right to education of socio-economically disadvantaged children.

 

To promote the healthy lives of children, The Airports Authority of India or AAI in association with Govt of Assam &  Akshaya Patra has sponsored the New Kitchen in Guwahati. This newly launched centrally mechanized kitchen will cook 50,000 meals under mid-day meal, providing poshtik ahaar to school children.

 

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