The Honourable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee visited The Akshaya Patra Foundation to commemorate the milestone of serving 2 billion meals. The event was hosted at ISKCON Bangalore on 27 August, 2016. The dignitaries in attendance were Shri Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala – Honourable Governor of Karnataka; Shri Siddaramaiah – Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka; Shri Prakash Javadekar – Honourable Union Minister of Human Resource Development; Dr Murli Manohar Joshi – Member of Parliament, Former Minister of HRD, and Science & Technology, and Mrs Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation.
The event began with the arrival of The Honourable President of India. An invocation prayer was sung by an all-children’s choir. Honourable President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, besides unveiling the 2 billion meal commemorative art installation also distributed symbolic commemorative treats to school children. He also addressed the gathering at the event.