The Akshaya Patra Foundation has received a donation of Rs 88 lakhs from SBI Foundation.
The money is donated by the CSR wing of State Bank group. This donation will be invested towards 1,250 Hot Insulated Vessels to keep food hot for 8-10 hours. The insulated hot boxes would be distributed amongst Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Guwahati and Nathdwara kitchens. The cheque of Rs 88,08,400 was given to Akshaya Patra on 27 March, 2017 at ISCKON, Bangalore.
Speaking on this occasion Narottham Reddy, President & COO, SBI Foundation said, “We are proud to be partnering with Akshaya Patra which is working towards eradicating malnutrition in India, and happy that these Hot Insulated Vessels will be instrumental in delivering hot and nutritious meal to the children. We look forward to a long term association with the Foundation.”
Acharya Ratna Dasa, Chief Project Manager, Akshaya Patra said, “We are over whelmed by the support from SBI Foundation. We take pride in being the first NGO to receive aid by SBI Foundation and we profusely thank them for associating with us,”.