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  • Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital Supports Nutritional Well-being of Children with Vehicle Donation to Akshaya Patra Foundation in Hubli

    Published on May 20, 2024

    Hubli : In a significant move to support child nutrition through effective logistical contributions, Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility has donated a food delivery van to The Akshaya Patra Foundation in Hubli. The newly donated vehicle shall assist in the delivery of meals by facilitating the distribution of approximately 6,000 daily meals across 28 schools within Hubli. This contribution underscores the hospital’s commitment to community welfare and aligns with Akshaya Patra’s mission to eliminate classroom hunger.

    Dr. Srikrishna Nadagouda, Head – Clinical Services at Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital said “We are proud to be a part of this initiative, as it reflects its commitment to promote not just eye health but also holistic well-being within communities. We are dedicated in making a meaningful impact on the lives of young minds, while contributing to their physical and cognitive growth.”

    Mr. Rajiv Lochan Dasa. Unit President – The Akshaya Patra Foundation – Hubli of Spokespersons from Akshaya Patra], expressed his gratitude, stating, “This thoughtful donation from Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital significantly reinforces our efforts to reach more children with hot and nutritious meals. It is a remarkable example of how the collaboration between different sectors can lead to societal betterment. We are deeply thankful for this partnership that enhances our logistical capabilities, ensuring that every meal we serve is a step towards healthier futures for our children.”

    The vehicle is equipped with advanced features to maintain the temperature and freshness of the meals, ensuring that they are delivered in optimal condition. It is also steam-sterilised before loading, reflecting the foundation’s commitment to high hygiene standards.

    Presently, in the Hubli-Dharwad district alone, the foundation provides over 120,000 meals to students in 800 government and government-aided schools each school day. The Akshaya Patra Foundation is operating the world’s largest NGO-led school meal program, nourishing over 2 million children across 72 locations in 16 States & 2 Union Territories, every day across India.

    This partnership exemplifies the power of collective effort and dedication towards the common goal of improving the health and education of India’s future generations.


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