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Akshaya Patra Foundation's 3 Billionth meal served by PM Modi in Vrindavan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi served the three billionth meal of Akshaya Patra Foundation, an NGO that works with the government on Mid-Day Meal Scheme.
Akshaya Patra Foundation's 3 Billionth meal served by PM Modi in Vrindavan

Details:

  • The Prime Minister served the food to about 20 school children who are the beneficiaries of the mid-day meal scheme at the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir campus in the holy city of Vrindavan.
  • Prime Minister also unveiled a ceremonial plaque to mark the serving of "3rd Billionth Meal" by Akshaya Patra Foundation.

About the Akshaya Patra Foundation:

  • Akshaya Patra Foundation is a Bengaluru-based not-for-profit organisation, funded by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).
  • Akshaya Patra Foundation is an implementation partner for the government's Mid-Day Meal Scheme.
  • Akshaya Patra Foundation has served meals to more than 1.76 million children in twelve states covering 14,702 schools since its inception.
  • In the year 2016, Akshaya Patra commemorated the serving of 2 billion cumulative meals in the presence of the then President of India Pranab Mukherjee.

One must know:

  • Akshaya Patra Foundation is the world's largest not-for-profit run organisation serving wholesome food to over 1.76 million children every school day from over 14,000 schools across 12 states in India.

Question:

Q. Prime Minister Narendra Modi served the three billionth meal of which NGO that works with the government on Mid-Day Meal Scheme?
a. Bhojan Patra Foundation
b. Ann Patra Foundation
c. Akhand Patra Foundation
d. Akshaya Patra Foundation
Akshaya Patra Foundation's 3 Billionth meal served by PM Modi in Vrindavan Akshaya Patra Foundation's 3 Billionth meal served by PM Modi in Vrindavan Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on February 15, 2019 Rating: 5

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