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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!

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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

world kindness day

“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

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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A gesture of compassion can feed millions of hungry around the world

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

 Amidst the humdrum of economic development, technology advancement, and the race to reach the top of the ladder, what gets neglected is the section of fellowmen who sleep and wake up to the crisis of food, each day. Yes, 815 million people i.e. 1 in 9 people across the globe suffer from chronic hunger; and of this, 190.7 million reside in India! The situation of hunger in India has been categorised under the ‘serious’ range following its 100th rank among 119 countries in Global Hunger Index 2017. In addition, hunger has been rated as the number one cause of death in the world. Several organisations across the globe along with NGOs are aggressively working towards eliminating hunger in a sustainable manner.

Among the many NGOs is The Akshaya Patra Foundation, an NGO working to feed the hungry children by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Programme across India. This Indian NGO steers its efforts to eliminate classr

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Biggest Challenge faced by Non-profit Organisations in India

Biggest challenge of an NGO

A non-profit organisation, popularly referred to as NGO is an organisation that is not managed or owned by any government or government representative. It is a legal establishment that is privately constituted by a group of like-minded people with the objective to work for a cause related to social, environment, animal rights, health, education, and the like. Even though NGOs do not come under the ambit of government yet they are obliged to carry out their operations within mandatory rules and regulations. And, this holds good for any non-profit organisation in India despite its realm of service – local or nationwide. NGOs are an important component of the nation’s progress and development. However, they also face challenges in terms of support from people and financial aid. ion is a non-profit organisation in India implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme across the country. Working in a Public-Private Partnership model, this NGO has been striving to feed the hungry children in governme

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What is the NGO's true mission?

Ngos true mission

NGOs or non-governmental organisations are establishments that works to benefit the immediate society and the world at large. Though the sphere of work may vary, each NGO addresses and works towards a particular cause right from the grass root level to bring about a sustainable change. Similar is the story of The Akshaya Patra Foundation. Akshaya Patra is an Indian mid-day meal NGO established in 2000 to provide freshly cooked nutritious meals to government school children. It is headquartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka and has its operational base in 12 states of the country. The Foundation began its journey with the vision, ‘No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger’ and the mission ‘To feed 5 million children by 2020’.

 The conscientious vision and mission of Akshaya Patra has propelled its work and from feeding 1,500 children in 2000, the Foundation currently feeds more than 1.76 million children in 39 locations of 12 states, on each school day. In partners

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Akshaya Patra Featured in Indian Transport & Logistics News

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The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit organisation in India headquartered in Bengaluru. The NGO was founded in 2000 with the vision, ‘No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger.’ Since its inception Akshaya Patra has been providing nutritious school lunch to children of Government and Government-aided schools under the Mid-Day Meal Scheme. It began its service by providing healthy meals to 1,500 children in five schools in Bengaluru and today it provides wholesome meals to 17,61,734 children in 38 locations across 12 states of India, on each school day.

 Akshaya Patra has potentially attracted many curious minds mainly due to its efficiency, and technology-oriented processes in preparing and delivering such huge quantity of food every day. While performing the role of NGO in India that provides school lunch to children, Akshaya Patra ensures quality of food right from the stage of purchasing raw materials to delivering meals to schools. In line with th

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This Daan Utsav, give food and hope to children

Joy of giving week 

Somebody has rightly said, “Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.” And, this totally resonates with Daan Utsav. Previously known as the Joy of Giving Week, the Daan Utsav is considered as the ‘festival of philanthropy’. It was launched in 2009 and is observed annually in India during the week of Gandhi Jayanti i.e. from 2 October to 8 October.  Daan Utsav gives each and every one of us, from all sections of the society, an opportunity to do something good for our fellow citizens. The significance of this giving week is it engages and encourages people to imbibe the ‘act of giving’ by contributing money, time, skill or resources with the ones who are less privileged.

 The Joy of Giving Week is celebrated with much enthusiasm by all sectors and sections of people – Government organisations and institutions, corporates, NGOs, schools and colleges, and the general public. It is an initiative aimed at creating awareness regarding various needs of the society, garnerin

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