The Akshaya Patra Foundation started its mid-day meal programme in June, 2000 by providing free mid-day meals to 1,500 children in 5 Government schools in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Over the past 15 years, the constant support from the Government of India, various State Governments and associated organizations has enabled the programme to grow by leaps and bounds. Today, this organization feeds free mid-day meals to 1.4 million school children in 10,845 Government schools and Government-aided schools. The organization currently has its presence in 24 locations across 10 states in India. This not-for-profit organization has been conferred as the world’s largest NGO-run mid-day meal programme .
Akshaya Patra is focused on eliminating classroom hunger and attracting more children (enrolment) to schools and ensure to keep them in school (reduce dropout rate) by feeding a filling, nutritious mid-day meal, every school day. This is in partnership with the Government of India and all the various State Governments.
❖ Duration: - Two weeks
❖ Participants: -
➢ Parth Patel , CBA , 14012101013
➢ Hemant Singh Rao , CBA , 14012101015
➢ Kishan Patel , BDA , 14012121011
➢ Sanyami Shah , BDA , 14012121008
➢ Mansi Bagadia , BDA , 14012121001
➢ Bansi Soni , MA , 14012111005
➢ Jagdish Patil , CBA , 14012101013
❖ ❖ Personal Experiences:
➢ Parth Patel: The smile and happiness on the faces of children we greeted during internship inspired and motivated me to give something back to society that made me and always help the needy people like Akshaya Patra does by providing nutritious mid-day meal to thousands of children across Gujarat.
➢ Bansi Soni : Akshaya Patra provides mid-day food to the needy children across Gujarat. This internship has taught me so many things which are very important things to understand in life and whenever I get chance I’ll always help needy children.
➢ Hemant Singh Rao : There is light can be explained by the presence of the organization like Akshay patra .The work this organization is doing is great and I am very grateful of working with this organization.
➢ Jagdish Patil : After doing internship at Akshaya Patra I realized the happiness of giving/providing to someone who really needs it. The tagline of Akshaya Patra which is "Unlimited food for education" inspires me a lot. Those 13 days were joyful and truthful for me. Thank you Akshaya Patra.
➢ Sanyami Shah : By doing the internship at Akshaya patra I could see the smile and happiness on the face of the students. They told that Akshay patra was like a boon to them. I also gained some of the mythological knowledge. It was the great experience.
➢ Kishan Patel : Akshay Patra is not only providing food to 1.3 lakh students across Gujarat but also spreading spiritual knowledge in their temples. They gave me actual reason why temples are made for. In internship we did social service by doing survey about mid-day meal in schools and also got to know about myself and much more. They are spreading happiness across India and I am happy to be a part of it.
➢ Mansi Bagadia : After doing internship at Akshaya Patra, I have learned a lot on those 13 days of internship. They feed the mid-day meal to the needy children's.