Akshaya Patra milestones are rather significant for a journey of 16 years


The Akshaya Patra Foundation has received recognitions both on the national and international platforms. These Akshaya Patra recognitions speak for itself the continued effort put by the Foundation in implementing and sustaining the mid-day meal programme. Below are the recognitions received by The Akshaya Patra Foundation.

Barack Obama in his Letter of Appreciation dated September 2008 wrote, “In just a few years, Akshaya Patra has become the largest single feeding programme in the world. Your example of using advanced technologies in central kitchens to reach children in 5,700 schools is an imaginative approach that has the potential to serve as a model for other countries. Thank you again for all of your efforts.”



Harvard Business School chose Akshaya Patra as a part of their MBA Curriculum Project in the area of Precise Time Management.




In 2007, Akshaya Patra was chosen as a recipient organisation for The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Programme.




Akshaya Patra was invited by World Economic Forum to share its experiences for The Project Hunger in Africa.





In March 2009, Akshaya Patra entered the Limca Book of Records as the “World’s Largest School Meal Programme”.





In June 2010, Akshaya Patra entered the India Book of Records for running the “World’s Largest School Meal Programme”.