Thursday, 30 July 2015

Akshaya Patra USA hosts event to feed the children

With the aim to spread awareness and need to feed the children of Government schools in India, Akshaya Patra USA recently hosted its 2015 Annual Boston Gala at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, Massachusetts. The attendees for this event were well over 400 business and community leaders and philanthropists. A panel discussion on ‘Sports and philanthropy’ was also a part of the event. The panel included special guests from the sports and philanthropy domain namely Kevin Negandhi – Anchor at ESPN SportsCenter  and Linda Henry - Director of the Red Sox Foundation and Liverpool Football Club Foundation, along with Tom Ashbrook  - the Award Winning Host of On Point on NPR and WBUR Boston. 

Annual Boston Gala

Akshaya Patra USA regularly hosts such NGO events to spread awareness to feed the children. At the current event Gururaj Deshpande, Chairman of Akshaya Patra USA said that the best part about the evening was the simplicity and frank conversation on various world issues. He acknowledged the genuine compassion reflected among the attendees and the special guests for the evening. He said that the attendees generously felt the need to feed the children as they showed their inclination towards supporting Akshaya Patra.

Emily Rosenbaum, CEO of Akshaya Patra USA shared similar thoughts as Deshpande and expressed heartfelt gratitude to the entire Boston community to come together for the cause of feeding the children. The event raised a generous amount of $500,000 which will be helpful in providing wholesome mid-day meals to 33,000 Akshaya Patra beneficiaries for one whole year.

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