Community members, volunteers and employees joined for ‘Swacchta Hi Seva’ Campaign in beneficiary schools across India
Maharashtra (Nagpur), October 1, 2019: To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi,
Answering to the call-to-action of our Hon’ble Prime Minister,
As a part of the initiative,
Following is a list of the activities that are taking place:
- Pledge making drives: Every headmaster & student took a pledge to create awareness of cleanliness, ensure proper segregation of waste & conduct shramdaan to create a clean country
- Drawing competition: Students made drawings on topics such as - cleanliness is next to godliness & cleanliness is a civic duty; each school received a certification of participation from Akshaya Patra &
- Cleanliness drives: Volunteers from AIKYA visited schools to spread awareness about the importance of cleanliness
On the association, Sundeep Talwar, CMO, Akshaya Patra said, “In a country like India, with such a vast geography, the focus on cleanliness is of prime importance. We intend to create awareness amongst govt school children. Children are our future. It should not only be restricted to cities, but each and every Indian including those in the rural areas is responsible to keep their homes & surroundings clean. Citizens need to be mindful of the waste generated and its disposal, which will go a long way in maintaining their own overall health. Cleanliness is indeed everyone’s business. We are honoured to be partnering with
Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Ishteyaque Amjad, Vice President, Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability at Coca Cola India & South West Asia said, “Cleanliness is a quintessential form of discipline that one should never fail to follow in life. Considering the waste scenario in India, it is more important than ever to encourage cleanliness and waste management as a part of a healthy lifestyle. In alignment with the same, the
This initiative will not only catalyze a positive change at the grass-root level but will also help children become the ambassadors of inducing and developing a waste-free ecosystem.
About Akshaya Patra Foundation
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Bengaluru, India. The organization strives to eliminate classroom hunger by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the government schools and government-aided schools. Alongside, Akshaya Patra also aims at countering malnutrition and supporting the right to education of socio-economically disadvantaged children. Since 2000, Akshaya Patra has been concerting all its efforts towards providing fresh and nutritious meals to children on every single school day. It is continuously leveraging technology to multiply its reach. Its partnership with the Government of India and various State Governments, along with the persistent support from corporates, individual donors, and well-wishers have helped it to grow from serving just 1,500 children in 5 schools in 2000 to serving 1.76 million children. Today, Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) Mid-Day Meal Programme serving wholesome food every school day to over 1.76 million children from 16,785 schools across 12 states & 1 Union territory of India.
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