The Prime Minister will also symbolically serve the 3rd billionth meal to underprivileged children from schools. He will later address a gathering on this occasion.
An NGO based in Bengaluru, Akshaya Patra has been serving meals free of cost to the hungry since 2000. It is also an implementing partner of Mid-Day Meal Scheme.
In its 19-year journey, Akshaya Patra foundation has served mid-day meals to 1.76 million children in twelve states covering 14,702 schools. In 2016, Akshaya Patra commemorated the serving of 2 billion cumulative meals.
The Foundation serves quality, hygienic, and nutritious food to millions of children.
In the past, PM Modi described Akshaya Patra Foundation as a social start-up, which has turned into a movement that provides food to school children.
Inspired by the magical bowl gifted by Surya Bhagwan to Yudhishtra...this unique movement lives by the motto that no child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger.