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Akshaya Patra is run like an enterprise
24 October 2017
I knew a little bit about Akshaya Patra before but this book opened their entire world to me. The book talks in vivid details about how Akshaya Patra came to be, how it was scaled up, what challenges it faced in opening kitchens across India, the struggles it continues to face today and about the millions of children, it feeds every day.
Akshaya Patra is run like an enterprise; it has a CEO, it has employees, it even has a marketing and PR team. The only difference is that Akshaya Patra is run with a non-profit motive. It is run so that 1.6 million children across 11 states in India do not go hungry for the want of a mid-day meal. We all know about a large number of mid-day meal schemes launched by the various state governments and we all know the truth behind these promised meals.
Akshay Patra is an organization which not only promises a good nutritious hot meal but delivers so consistently to participating schools across India.
In “God’s Own Kitchen” by Rashmi Bansal writes in such a way that it is informative and inspiring at the same time. The book is full of pictures and photos which make Akshaya Patra come alive to the reader. The result of meticulous research and planning is a visually appealing book which is a pleasure to read.