Vasudev Adiga's Raised Money to Feed Unprivileged Children Target to Reach One Million
Vasudev Adiga's, a popular chain of restaurants in Karnataka, initiated the +1 campaign a month ago in order to raise funds to feed children of government schools.
bangalore (I-Newswire) December 30, 2013 - Vasudev Adiga's, a popular chain of restaurants in Karnataka, initiated the +1 campaign a month ago in order to raise funds to feed children of government schools. As a part of the same campaign, Vasudev Adiga's recently donated a cheque of Rs 18.25 lakhs to The Akshaya Patra Foundation. The cheque was handed to Mr. Shridhar Venkat, Executive Director, The Akshaya Patra Foundation by Dr. Abhay Shet, a pediatrician and a customer of Vasudev Adiga's at the Government High School, Jayanagar, 9th Block in Bangalore. The amount was made possible by Rs. 1 donations by the numerous customers of Vasudev Adiga's as part of its +1 campaign.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Abhay Shet, said, "Vasudev Adiga's +1 campaign is an excellent initiative. It shows how we can make a difference when ordinary citizens come together for a cause. A rupee donated by many people like us ensures a million children get nutritious mid-day meal." He also addressed the children on the significance of the mid-day meal and eating nutritious meal.
Mr. Jacob Kurian, Managing Director, Vasudev Adiga's; Mr. Shridhar Venkat, Executive Director, Akshaya Patra and Mr. Vinay N Kumar, General Manager - Operations, Akshaya Patra, were present on this occasion. The dignitaries served mid-day meal to the school children as a symbolic gesture. "Vasudev Adiga's is pleased to reach this important milestone in our mission to a million meals. We want to thank everyone who contributed and re-dedicate ourselves to reach our goal of feeding a million children." Said Mr. Jacob Kurian, Managing Director, Vasudev Adiga's.
Thanking Vasudev Adiga's and its customers for the contribution, Mr Shridhar Venkat, said, "The campaign is a novel initiative by Vasudev Adiga's. We are elated that there are many people who have supported this initiative and thereby the thousands of children studying in government schools across India. It is only through the support of the people that we will be able to reach out to address India's twin challenge of hunger and education."
About Akshaya Patra Foundation
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a Bangalore based NGO in India that was started in 2000. The non More.. profit Foundation believes in providing unlimited food for children by implementing the Mid-Day Meal program for the underprivileged children studying in Government school and Government-aided school . It is currently operating in 20 locations across 9 Indian states. Our Vision is to feed 5 million children by 2020.Less..
Akshaya Patra Foundation
Akshaya Patra Foundation
#72, 3rd Floor, 3rd Main Road, 1st & 2nd Stage Yeshwantpur Industrial Suburb, Rajajinagar Ward No. 1
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Published On:December 30, 2013
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