Striving for Gender Equality in India

Akshaya Patra is dedicated to providing meals to schoolchildren, because when the tummy is full, the mind is free to soar. Our free midday meals provide students the nutritional meal they need to stay focused in school, which in turn has successfully increased attendance, performance levels, and the net enrollment ratio, particularly among girls in […]

How Akshaya Patra is Helping During COVID-19

The Indian Government’s March 24th announcement of complete lockdown to contain the pandemic affected the lives of 1.3 billion people. The Akshaya Patra Foundation is working with the government, various agencies, donors, partners, and volunteers to provide food relief to vulnerable communities across India. We are currently operating in Rajasthan, Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi and […]

Education Linked to Success

All children grow and develop differently. There are a variety of factors that can influence the way a child grows up, especially their access to quality education. When it comes to education, it is important to start as early as possible. Extensive research has shown that high-quality early childhood education is an extraordinarily effective way […]

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What Is Holi Holiday?

This March, Hindus across the world will celebrate Holi to signal the arrival of spring, the conclusion of winter, and the blossoming of love. Holi is primarily celebrated in India and Nepal, but Hindus everywhere celebrate the holiday across the globe. Despite the fact that so many celebrate Holi, there are still lots of questions […]

What is Diwali?

As the end of October approaches, millions of Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains are preparing to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, at the end of the month. Beginning Sunday, October 27, Diwali is a 5-day festival that sparks the beginning of the fiscal year in India. As one of the most popular and celebrated Indian […]

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Education is the best method for propelling both local and global awareness and development. However, education is not a possibility for everyone, mostly due to economic status. This is where Akshaya Patra comes in. Akshaya Patra, with your help, allows underprivileged children in India who wish to pursue their education but may not have the means to do so, to follow their dreams.