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How Indian NGOs have contributed to India's progress?

NGOs or Non-Governmental Organisations are cause-oriented organisations that work for a plethora of issues ranging from social development, human development, health, skill development, environment to animal rights, and more. These organisations work to benefit the society and the environment in a sustainable manner. To bring about change from the grass root level, these charitable organisations work at local, national, and international levels and function independently from any form of government, i.e. they are neither managed nor owned by any government or government representatives. It is estimated that there are about 10 million NGOs across the globe, and as per a report on 2015, there are about 3 million Indian charity organisations.


Role of NGOs in India’s progress

India is a vast country, and despite all the progresses it has made, there still looms several socio-economic and environmental issues. And, since the operational structure of NGOs allow to work more clos

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Top Child Charity in India and Quick facts on children in India

Several NGOs in India are engaged in improving lives of children hailing from not-so-privileged backgrounds. Right from providing them with health and care facilities to ensuring equal opportunities, these NGOs are actively involved with transforming lives of children by empowering them to be resourceful citizens. Akshaya Patra is one such charity in India that has been dedicatedly supporting education of children by providing them with nutrition-rich school meals for the past 18 years.

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Top NGO of India

The role of each child-centric charity in India is equally vital. And, The Akshaya Patra Foundation is one of the pioneer mid-day meal NGO that has been dedicatedly working towards improving nutrition quotient among children. With the vision, “No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger” the Foundation serves freshly cooked nutritious meals to school-going children across India. Each day, the Foundation provides wholesome meals to more than 1

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NGO in Odisha Provides School lunch for Children - TAPF

This non-governmental organisation has been recognised as the world’s largest NGO-run mid-day meal programme. The Foundation strives all its efforts to achieve the vision of ‘No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger’. It has set itself the mission of feeding 50-lakh children by 2025. The beneficiaries of Akshaya Patra hail from challenging backgrounds, the upliftment of whom is extremely crucial for the progress of the country. Without caring and providing the basic necessities like nutritious food and education to these children, it is impossible to achieve the status of a developed nation. So that more and more children can be brought under the ambit of the Mid-Day Meal Programme, Akshaya Patra appeals to the mass to support the cause in the most generous way.

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is an NGO in Odisha and has its presence in the state at Bhubaneshwar, Puri, Nayagarh and Rourkela. The NGO feeds children in government and government-aided schools under

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This Holi, add colours to a child's life!


Holi, also known as the ‘Festival of colours’ is one of the most awaited festivals in India. It is celebrated across the country with much fervour and joy. It is one of the most vibrant festivals as it fills the air with hues of different colours. Mythologies and legends are testimony that Holi marks the triumph of good over evil, reassures the power of truth, and fosters harmony and togetherness. Talking about evils, hunger and illiteracy are two of the destructive elements that block the progress of a society. These are two challenges that impact the immediate society and the world at large. And, the only one way to overcome these evils is by working together in association with the government and various non-profit organisations.

This Holi, along with celebrating and enjoying with family and friends, spare some time to share the joys with children in need who looks forward to an opportunity to go to school. The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit organisation that

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Best & Top NGO in Rajasthan Provides School lunch for Children


 The Akshaya Patra Foundation is an NGO in Rajasthan and has its presence in the state at Jaipur, Jodhpur, Nathdwara, Ajmer and Baran. The NGO feeds children in government and government-aided schools under its Mid-Day Meal programme.

Since 2000, Akshaya Patra has been concerting all its efforts towards providing fresh and nutritious meals to children on every single school day. We are continuously leveraging technology to multiply our reach. The state-of-the-art kitchens have become a subject of study and have attracted curious visitors from around the world.

Our partnership with the Government of India and various State Governments, along with the persistent support from corporates, individual donors, and well-wishers have helped us to grow from serving just 1,500 children in 5 schools in 2000 to serving 1.7 million children.

Today, Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) Mid-Day Meal Programme serving wholesome food every school day to over 1.76 million c

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What is the best way to make online donation in India?

online donationThe Akshaya Patra Foundation is an Indian NGO for children that provides nutritious school meals to children studying in Government and Government-aided schools. It is one of the oldest NGO in India to implement the school lunch programme and has been recognised as the world’s largest NGO-run school lunch programme. The Foundation provides meals to more than 1.76 million children in 14,314 schools across 39 locations of 12 states. 

 Undeniably, finance is an important aspect of any NGO. Akshaya Patra provides an easy, safe, and secure platform for people to contribute NGO donations online. Though a donor can choose to donate through a cheque or a Demand Draft, the Foundation encourages online donations purely due to ease and security.

 While you ensure daily school meals of children by contributing towards the cause, it benefits you too. your contribution towards Akshaya Patra is considered as tax deductible donations. This means any donation of above Rs. 500 to Akshaya Patra will be

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Make your special days more memorable!


Celebrations are an important aspect of our lives. Aside from the main festivals that the whole country or the whole world celebrates, there are many personal occasions that are close to our hearts and we celebrate it with much excitement and joy. Each of us have so many special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, house warming etc. that if we really give it a thought there are innumerable reasons to celebrate. And, we celebrate these special occasions in many ways – get-togethers, exchanging gifts, going on holidays, and the like. But, did you know there are some of us who celebrate their special occasion with Akshaya Patra, an NGO for children?

With the objective to benefit more children, Akshaya Patra encourages people to extend support for the cause. It has provided a broad platform for engagement, one of them being ‘celebrate special occasion’. Yes, you can choose to share your joy of celebrating special occasions by supporting beneficiaries of Akshaya Patra, just like

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Celebrate World Kindness Day with Akshaya Patra

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“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” - Aesop

 Kindness is a trait that promotes peace, acceptance, and humility among people. So that, more and more people and nations can be brought under the umbrella of kindness, 13th November of every year is celebrated as World Kindness Day. This day is observed with the objective to promote works of kindness and good deeds to make the world a better place. It was launched in 1998 by The World Kindness Movement, an organisation that was formed in 1997 at the Tokyo conference of like-minded kindness organisations from across the globe. Currently, more than 28 nations are a part of The World Kindness Movement.

 World Kindness Day is celebrated by acts of kindness like charity to NGOs, offering pro bono service to help the needy, sharing inspiring acts of kindness with larger groups of people, and spreading the message of kindness in our immediate community and global platform. The Akshaya Patra Foundation, an NGO in India pr

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Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights with Akshaya Patra


Diwali or Deepavali, a festival of light is celebrated across India with much joy and vigour. From lighting diyas, decorating houses and offices, offering prayers, distributing gifts and sweets, get-togethers, and fireworks, Diwali is one of those festivals which the whole country waits for eagerly. There are different historical events that marks the significance of Deepavali celebration. For instance, in Hindu sect, Diwali marks the return of Lord Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, and Hanuman to Ayodhya after a 14-year period of exile during which Rama’s army defeated demon king Ravana’s army of evil. Some also view this day as Lord Krishna defeating and destroying the evil demon king Narakasura. Some also offer prayers to Goddess Lakshmi for prosperity and wealth, Goddess Saraswati for light of knowledge and wealth management, and Goddess Kali who symbolises victory of good over evil. 

 Upholding the real significance of Diwali, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, a non-profit organisation in Ind

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How can hunger be eradicated from India?

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“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” – Mother Teresa

Hunger in India

Disheartening, but here are some statistics on the situation of hunger in India that the country is battling at the moment:

  • India is home to 1/3rd of world’s hungry population
  • The total hunger population in India is 190.7 million
  • India ranks 100 among 119 countries in Global Hunger Index 2017 thereby falling under the ‘serious’ range
  • 21% children under five years of age suffer from wasting
  • 40% children under five years of age suffer from stunting

Hunger – a roadblock in the nation’s progress

Needless to say, hunger in India is a major block in the progress of the country. Hunger leads to illiteracy, poor health, and dependency on fellow citizens. Hunger pushes young children in to the world of labour thereby depriving them of education. Unhealthy and uneducated people are not skilled and resourceful enough to contribute to the country’s development thereby turning them into a bane r

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