Silvassa: Home Minister of India, Shri Amit Shah launched The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s mid-day meal feeding programme in Silvassa, the capital of the UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. This centralised kitchen will enable Akshaya Patra to serve hot, safe, and nutritious meals to 57,000 children in 347 Government and Government-aided schools in the union territories of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.
Shri Amit Shah appreciated Akshaya Patra for providing nutritious mid-day meals to millions of children. He said, “children, whose parents were unable to provide them nutritious food, now have Akshaya Patra feeding them nutritious mid-day meals every day.” Shri Amit Shah also felicitated Shri Jaganmohan Dasa, the President of Akshaya Patra (Gujarat). This was followed by ceremonial flagging off of the Foundation’s delivery vehicles by Hon’ble Home Minister.
Also present at the event were Shri Praful Patel – Hon’ble Administrator of Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli; Shri Mohanbhai S Delkar – MP, Dadra & Nagar Haveli; and Shri Lalubhai B. Patel – MP, Daman & Diu.
Shri Chanchalapathi Dasa – Vice-Chairman, Akshaya Patra, said, “We are grateful to our Hon’ble Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah Ji for launching our mid-day meal feeding initiative in Silvassa. He has been a strong source of support for us and has always encouraged us to give our best and serve millions of children.” Reiterating the Foundation’s commitment, he said, “We will continue to offer our humble services and assistance in implementing the Government’s developmental programmes and initiatives.”
Shri Jaganmohan Krishna Dasa – President, Akshaya Patra (Gujarat), said, “We are immensely grateful to the UT Administration of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and UT
Administration of Daman & Diu for providing Akshaya Patra the opportunity to serve the children in this region. We would also like to wholeheartedly thank the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, for their continued support.”
The dignitaries present at the event commended Akshaya Patra’s efforts and expressed their support and encouragement for the Foundation’s endeavour.