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The Akshaya Patra Foundation, India implements India's largest NGO led mid-day meal programme in partnership with the Government of India, and Governments of 9 states, feeding 1.3 million (as per enrolment) children every school working day. It was founded in the year 2000 to address the dual challenges of hunger and lack of access to education among the underprivileged. The organization has grown rapidly from feeding 1500 children in the year 2000 to a current figure of 1.3 million children.
· Akshaya Patra Foundation has been named one of the Top 100 NGOs in the world by The Global Journal in the 2013 edition of the The Global Journal Top 100 NGOs annual ranking. The Global Journal considered a pool of approximately 450 NGOs this year based on three key criteria: impact, innovation and sustainability. Some very well-known and reputed NGOs such as BRAC, Action Aid, MSF, Path, etc share space with us. We are ranked 23rd amongst all categories and No 1 in the world when it comes to Children .
· Also we have received Gold Shield for excellence in Financial reporting from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ( ICAI ),for a fourth time in row .
· Mr.Shankar Mahadevan is our Goodwill Ambassador and has been actively participating in many activities with the Foundation.
For more details pls, visit our website (www.akshayapatra.org).