Mangalore,june.17 : The Akshaya Patra Foundation has reached another milestone with the inauguration of the phase-2 of the Mangalore kitchen by B. Ramanath Rai, Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment on Tuesday, June 17.
B.A. Mohiuddin Bava, MLA, Mangalore (North) and Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation and Karunya Sagar Dasa, President, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Mangalore were also present on this occasion.
The event was planned in a three phased manner. In the first phase, it was a vehicle inauguration and flagging off ceremony by B Ramanath Rai along with B.A. Mohiuddin Bava in Srinivasa School.
In the second phase, the Akshaya Patra Foundation identified and awarded 10 students who have excelled in the State Board examination this year. These programmes were held at Srinivasa Lower Primary school – one of the Akshaya Patra beneficiary schools.
The third and final ceremony witnessed the inauguration of the kitchen by B.Ramanath Rai and a kitchen tour along with the Akshaya Patra officials.
Addressing the gathering, B. Ramanath Rai, said, “our country cannot progress in the right direction until & unless our children are educated & healthy. The Akshaya Patra Foundation is doing a commendable job by eradicating classroom hunger & thus promoting education.”
“Currently Akshaya Patra is feeding 23000 kids in Mangalore. The govt will provide support to increase the number to a lakh in coming days.” said B.A. Mohiuddin Bava.