GUWAHATI, July 13 - In yet another initiative under its CSR programme, Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) donated two vans to the Akshaya Patra Foundation for its centralised kitchen located at Amingaon here, which provides free nutritious mid-day meals to about 46,000 students from 612 government schools in and around the city.
Two delivery vans were formally handed over by NRL MD SK Barua to the Akshay Patra Foundation in presence of officials from NRL and the Foundation.
The custom-designed delivery vans are adequately insulated to maintain optimal temperature and keep these vans' inside dust-free so that the freshness of the meals are retained until it reaches the school students. Each van can carry meals for 1,500 children.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is striving to fight issues like hunger and malnutrition in India. By implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in government schools and government-aided schools, the Foundation aims not only to fight hunger but also to bring children to school.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation now implements the world's largest mid-day meal programme (not-for-profit run), serving wholesome food to over 1.6 million children from 13,529 schools across 11 States in India. The Foundation's Guwahati operation started in 2010.