Akshaya Patra: Feeding 1.6 million children a day7 min read . Updated: 15 Mar 2018, 03:17 AM IST
Starting with 1,500 students in 2000, the midday meal scheme run by Akshaya Patra Foundation has evolved to become the world's largest. It now aims to increase its reach to five million students by 2020
Bengaluru: Neha, a 12-year-old girl studying in class VII at Jeevan Bhima Nagar Government School, lives with her grandparents near Jagadish Nagar, a quiet suburb in eastern Bengaluru. Her mother died and her father rarely visits her. Her grandparents are daily-wage labourers.
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