Thursday, 26 March 2020

Global & Prestigious NGO Awards bagged by Akshaya Patra

Growing up was never really easy. But a slight cheering after getting the hang of balancing a cycle on your own or the words ‘come on; you can eat one last bite’ could push us to perform better or push our limits. Childhood was memorable.

A little pat on the back, a few words of appreciation and motivation would push us to achieve what we, as children though was impossible.
Fast forwarding a few years later, cheers got replaced with awards and rewards. This was the pat on the back that The Akshaya Patra Foundation received to perform better every year, day in and day out, round the clock for 365 days!
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
-          Napoleon Hill

Selflessly, The Akshaya Patra Foundation started feeding 1500 children from 5 schools. Today, by feeding 1.8 million children on a daily basis, it is the largest mid-day meal provider in India. It has worked relentlessly towards the cause ‘Food for Education’ of children since 2000. Receiving various NGO awards has greatly motivated the organization over the years. Presently, Akshaya Patra feeds children across 52 locations in 12 States and 2 Union Territories of India. These were like gifts that a child received on getting better grades in school.
Here are some of the Global Awards that Akshaya Patra has won during 2019-2020:

Akshaya Patra Won Gold at LACP vision Award 2018-19

The Akshaya Patra Foundation received the Gold Awards at the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) Vision Awards 2018-2019 in the Non-Profit Industry. It was recognized for excellence within its industry on the development of the organization’s report for the fiscal year 2018-2019. It bagged the 45th position for developing one of the Top 100 reports worldwide.

Akshaya Patra Won BBC’s Global Food Champion Award 2019

The Akshaya Patra Foundation was chosen as the BBC World Service’s Global Food Champion 2019. This award honours causes or people that help societies and inspire lives. The World Service Audience for every continent sent in their nominations and was awarded the prize by a panel of international judges.

These Global accolades have helped the organization push towards feeding more children coming from challenging socio-economic backgrounds for the cause ‘Food for Education.’ Such rewards act as a motivation rather than being a chip on the shoulders of The Akshaya Patra Team. There is no resting for the Foundation till it achieves its vision of feeding 5 million children on a daily basis by 2025.

Many such rewards may definitely boost the confidence of the organization. But nothing can truly be as satisfying as watching a child smile on seeing the Blue Van of Hope with the letters “The Akshaya Patra Foundation.”

You can bring a smile on a child’s face too! You can join Akshaya Patra to bring hope into a child’s life - a hope for a nutritious meal, a hope that tomorrow they will get another square meal of food and that today’s last bite will push them to come back to school tomorrow.

Bring in change into lives of children!
Be their ray of hope!
Join Akshaya Patra!


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