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Akshaya Patra Texas Cities Raise $950,000 with Tech for Change Gala

Akshaya Patra Texas Cities Raise $950,000 with Tech for Change Gala

By Ankita Narula AUSTIN: The Akshaya Patra Foundation held its Virtual Gala – Technology for Change on Saturday, July 25th, and raised $950,000 for feeding mid day meals to school children in India. The Texas gala was hosted by the cities of Austin, Dallas and Houston. Close to 1,000 businesses, non-profits, government officials, philanthropic leaders, […]

Friendly TV Chef Kapoor Gives Lessons at the Home Hearth

Friendly TV Chef Kapoor Gives Lessons  at the Home Hearth

By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: Not only did he come fully prepared to demonstrate how to make some dishes for the invited crowd of admirers who have seen him countless times on cable TV, he was completely at ease cracking jokes in Hindi and English and used his Facebook page to do a post live […]

Akshaya Patra Breaks Ground for New Kitchen Outside Hyderabad

Akshaya Patra Breaks Ground for New Kitchen Outside Hyderabad

STONEHAM, MA: On August 11, the Akshaya Patra Foundation held a foundation stone laying ceremony on 1.5 acres of land in Narsingi outside Hyderabad.  The kitchen was made possible with a grant from the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. The foundation anticipates that the kitchen will begin to serve its first meals to 30,000 government […]

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor to Headline Akshaya Patra Houston Benefit Gala

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor to Headline Akshaya Patra Houston Benefit Gala

Comedian Omi Vaidya will be the event’s Master of Ceremonies HOUSTON: The Akshaya Patra Foundation will be holding its 2016 Houston Benefit Event on Friday, October 7 at the Sugar Land Marriott.  Chef Sanjeev Kapoor will be the event’s keynote speaker.  Comedian Omi Vaidya will act as the event’s Master of Ceremonies. Sanjeev Kapoor is […]

Founder and Chairman of Akshaya Patra Madhu Pandit Dasa Receives the Padma Shri Award

Founder and Chairman of Akshaya Patra Madhu Pandit Dasa  Receives the Padma Shri Award

STONEHAM, MA: The Government of India has awarded Madhu Pandit Dasa, Founder and Chairman of Akshaya Patra, the Padma Shri Award for distinguished service rendered by Akshaya Patra for children in government schools in India. The Padma Shri Award is India’s fourth highest civilian award and recognizes those individuals who have made a distinguished contribution […]

Feed a Hungry Child’s Stomach at School and Educate His Mind

Feed a Hungry Child’s Stomach at School and Educate His Mind

Click here for Photo Collage By Jawahar Malhotra SUGAR LAND: In a poignant moment towards the end of the program, the Akshaya Patra Board Chairman Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande acknowledged the contribution of the man who worked tirelessly half a dozen years ago to start the local chapter in Houston. A physician who had pursued an […]

Akshaya Patra Field Kitchen in Nepal Opens & Serves Meals for Earthquake Survivors

Akshaya Patra Field Kitchen in Nepal  Opens & Serves Meals for Earthquake Survivors

KATHMANDU: The kitchen, set up in Bhaktapur, began serving meals on June 19, 2015. Kathmandu, Nepal, June 22, 2015: The Earthquake Relief Centralised Kitchen Project, a joint initiative of the Akshaya Patra Foundation, Jamsetji Tata Trust and Sipradian Sahayata Sanstha prepared and served its first meals on Saturday, June 19, 2015. The Akshaya Patra Foundation […]

Akshaya Patra Provides Emergency Meals & Builds Kitchen For Nepal Earthquake Survivors

Akshaya Patra Provides Emergency Meals &  Builds Kitchen For Nepal Earthquake Survivors

STONEHAM, MA: At the request of the Prime Minister of India, Akshaya Patra is participating in India’s efforts to provide emergency aid to neighboring Nepal, which suffered a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25. Akshaya Patra, with the support of the TATA Foundation, is building a field kitchen facility in Nepal to sustain emergency meal […]

Vandana Tilak, LA Chair, Joins Akshaya Patra USA Advisory Board

Vandana Tilak, LA Chair,  Joins Akshaya Patra USA Advisory Board

STONEHAM: Vandana Tilak, LA Chapter Chair, Ayurveda practitioner and long-time supporter of Akshaya Patra has joined the 2015 Akshaya Patra USA Advisory Board. In this role, Tilak will continue her crucial work of spreading and growing awareness about the work of Akshaya Patra, and building on the organization’s expansion via new kitchens and the number […]