What is the Raksha Bandhan Festival?

Gratitude Gala

During Diwali, families celebrate the spiritual victory of light over darkness and good over evil as they end the fiscal year. The five-day event is celebrated with candles, lamps, fireworks, and other colorful lights with feasts and gifts. As it marks the beginning of the new year in the Hindu calendar, some families also spend […]

Leadership for Change

Here at Akshaya Patra, we understand that it is never too early to develop certain skills and mindsets that will facilitate personal and professional growth. One particular skill set that Akshaya Patra emphasizes is leadership.  What Is A Leader? While most people can recognize leadership when they see it, defining what leadership actually means can […]

What We’re Doing While Schools Are Closed

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in March, India has been on lockdown in order to minimize the spread of the virus. The national lockdown closed schools, many of which provided a healthy and nutritious meal to students daily. The Research and Advocacy wing of The Akshaya Patra Foundation conducted a ground study on […]

Chapatti Baking System in the akshaya patra kitchens

Technology In Education Creates Opportunity

India has seen a recent development in innovation culture, as shown by the improvements in ranking by the Global Innovation Index. The country has raised its overall score from 86 to 52 from 2015 to 2019, and ranks 32 in the Knowledge and Technology Outputs section. Its rise in technology and becoming the second most […]

Escaping Poverty With Education

Despite a quickly growing economy, from 2014 to 2019, India’s poverty rate has remained a point of concern among philanthropic organizations for decades as about 22% of the country is classified as poor. The cycle of chronic poverty in families is difficult to escape and students may leave school before fully completing their education for […]

Striving for Gender Equality in India

Akshaya Patra is dedicated to providing meals to schoolchildren, because when the tummy is full, the mind is free to soar. Our free midday meals provide students the nutritional meal they need to stay focused in school, which in turn has successfully increased attendance, performance levels, and the net enrollment ratio, particularly among girls in […]

How Akshaya Patra is Helping During COVID-19

The Indian Government’s March 24th announcement of complete lockdown to contain the pandemic affected the lives of 1.3 billion people. The Akshaya Patra Foundation is working with the government, various agencies, donors, partners, and volunteers to provide food relief to vulnerable communities across India. We are currently operating in Rajasthan, Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi and […]

Education Linked to Success

All children grow and develop differently. There are a variety of factors that can influence the way a child grows up, especially their access to quality education. When it comes to education, it is important to start as early as possible. Extensive research has shown that high-quality early childhood education is an extraordinarily effective way […]

children celebrating holi

What Is Holi Holiday?

This March, Hindus across the world will celebrate Holi to signal the arrival of spring, the conclusion of winter, and the blossoming of love. Holi is primarily celebrated in India and Nepal, but Hindus everywhere celebrate the holiday across the globe. Despite the fact that so many celebrate Holi, there are still lots of questions […]