A few months ago, a friend forwarded an email with 24 pictures of the Akshaya Patra kitchen workflow. If Akshaya Patra is ever asked to use only 24 pictures for a fundraising pitch, they should use these. Perhaps they already do. Besides the pictures, I’ve also pasted the first paragraph of my next post on.. (you guessed it) midday meals.
Akshaya Patra, a Sanskrit term with origins in the famous epic Mahabharata, translates to inexhaustible vessel. A public charitable trust which provides nutritious, high quality and tasty mid-day meals to 1.3 million children daily across 8,196 schools and 8 states using a centralized infrastructure of 18 mega-kitchens. It took Akshaya Patra 9 years to reach the 1 million mark and they plan to reach 5 million children by 2020. Wow! Clearly they are doing no disservice to the origins of their name.