Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus makes a visit to Akshaya Patra kitchen

The first Sunday in February was a special day for Akshaya Patra and its staff in Hubballi kitchen. On that day Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate and Founder of Grameen Bank visited the Akshaya Patra kitchen in Hubballi.

The other guests who arrived along with Prof. Yunus included Anousheh Ansari, Co-founder, Chairwoman and CEO of Prodea Systems and Dr “Desh” Deshpande of the Deshpande Foundation.
Sridhar Venkat, CEO, The Akshaya Patra Foundation had welcomed the prestigious guests.  The dignitaries were then taken around the kitchen and summarised up on all the important operations which go into the making of the mid-day meal. 

All the dignitaries, including Prof. Muhammad Yunus appreciated Akshaya Patra’s efforts to help underserved children in India. “Akshaya Patra is dealing with this critical issue in a manner so beautifully that nobody can beat it and hence it should further scale up so that more number of children can receive Akshaya Patra’s meals and become physically fit and mentally ready to absorb things around,” Prof. Muhammad Yunus said, during the visit. 

The Akshaya Patra Hubli kitchen visit was followed with the Development Dialogue, a conference held every year at the Deshpande Foundation.  During the function, Sridhar Venkat was honoured with an award in recognition of the services delivered by Akshaya Patra.

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