Tag: Akshaya Patra Foundation

The Akshaya Patra Foundation Serves 77 Million Meals across India during COVID-19 Pandemic
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The Akshaya Patra Foundation Serves 77 Million Meals across India during COVID-19 Pandemic

NEW DELHI, 26th August 2020: Undertaking food assistance to support the government’s relief efforts to help the vulnerable populations affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in India, The Akshaya Patra Foundation has actively contributed over 77 million (7.7 CRORE) meals over the last 6 Months across 52 Locations in 17 States & 2 UTs, in the form of freshly cooked food and food relief kits with essential groceries Food assistance, to address food insecurity that has compounded as a result of the pandemic Aid to wider demography at the pan-India level through a well-established network to support disaster relief Minimised risks of health issues arising from food and nutrition insecurity. Akshaya Patra has been reaching out to people from vulnerable communities, such as daily-wage ear...
AVSAR Scholarship Programme Addressing the Concern of School Dropouts
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AVSAR Scholarship Programme Addressing the Concern of School Dropouts

New Delhi, Aug 19 2020: The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s AVSAR Scholarship Programme serves to address the concern of school dropouts due to financial constraints by bridging the gap between the students and scholarships. Akshaya Patra essentially plays the role of the facilitator and sources scholarship opportunities for deserving students from the wide array of scholarships offered by the Government and corporates. In 2019-20, scholarships worth ₹2,33,02,871 were provided to over 1,547 students across the country. All the students were chosen based on merit and need after profiling over 14 thousand students and reviewed 5,831 applications. AVSAR is a part of Akshaya Patra’s flagship initiative, National Endeavour for Student Transformation (NEST) through which the Foundation seeks to g...