Tuesday, January 22, 2013

BHEL donates 5 vehicles for meal distribution

The Hindu: GUWAHATI: The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) recently provided five meal distribution vehicles to the AkshayaPatra Foundation, Guwahati under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative.
Akshaya Patra is aims at providing free meals to poor hungry children. BHEL chairman & managing director B Prasada Rao gave away the vehicles at a ceremony held at Akshaya Patra's kitchen at Amingaon in Guwahati.
Rao said, "BHEL is committed to the noble cause that Akshaya Patra has been working towards. Through this support, we hope to lend a helping hand to an organization that satisfies a child's basic need of a filling meal."
The custom-designed vehicles will be used to distribute mid-day meals to children in government schools across Kamrup district. Akshaya Patra is currently feeding more than 1.5 million school children every day in 20 locations in nine states across the country. The meal delivery vehicles will help transport hot and nutritious meals from centralized kitchens to about 10,000 children every day.
Janardhana Dasa, unit president of Akshaya Patra Foundation (Guwahati), said "We are very happy that BHEL has partnered with us. Education is one key for India's growth. With an objective to boost education and bring an end to classroom hunger, the mid-day meal programme is being run in partnership with the Centre and various state governments. With the support of philanthropic corporate houses like BHEL, we hope to continue the good work. The Akshaya Patra Foundation (Guwahati) looks forward to constructing a centralized kitchen facility at Amingaon in partnership with BHEL to feed one lakh children of Kamrup."
As part of its corporate social responsibility, BHEL has adopted several villages around the country for welfare activities. Primarily located in the vicinity of its major manufacturing plants around the country, these villages and their inhabitants are benefitting from BHEL's initiative aimed at all-round grassroots rural development.

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