Monday, January 24, 2011

Akshaya Patra, USA forms Advisory Board

In 2009, Akshaya Patra reached its first target of serving 1 million children ahead of schedule. Today, our mission is to serve 5 million school-going underprivileged children across India with freshly cooked mid-day meals by 2020. With this in mind, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, USA has formed an Advisory Board of distinguished luminaries to provide strategic input that will take the Foundation’s efforts to the next level.
Among the first to join the Advisory Board are Deepak Chopra, Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, N.R. Narayana Murthy, Founder-Chairman of Infosys Technologies, Nitin Nohria, Dean of Harvard Business School and Fareed Zakaria, author, journalist and host of CNN’s GPS.
“With their support and advice Akshaya Para can reach greater heights in its aspiration to reach 5 million children by 2020,” said Sri Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman of The Akshaya Patra Foundation-Bangalore, heartily welcoming the new members.
“Akshaya Patra is a perfect example of what happens when creativity and compassion come together,” said Deepak Chopra, echoing the views of his counterparts.

About the Advisory Board Members

Deepak Chopra, MD, was born in New Delhi, India and is one of the best known and widely respected leaders in the field of mind/body medicine today. In 1995, he established The Chopra Center for Well Being in California, and is among the founding directors of the Alliance for the New Humanity. For his many accomplishments Time magazine hailed Mr. Chopra one of the top 100 and icons of the twentieth century, and credited him as “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine.” He is also the recipient of Einstein Award through Albert Einstein College of Medicine in collaboration with the American Journal of Psychotherapy.

N.R. Narayana Murthy the Founder-Chairman of Infosys Technologies Limited, established what has now become a global software consulting company. Under his leadership, Infosys was the first Indian company to be listed on NASDAQ in 1999.
Mr. Murthy articulated, designed and implemented the Global Delivery Model which has become the foundation for the success of IT services outsourcing from India. He is also an IT advisor to several Asian countries and serves on the boards of HSBC, Ford Foundation and the UN Foundation, Cornell University, Wharton School, Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad and International Institute of Information Technology (IIT), Bangalore.

Nitin Nohria became the tenth dean of Harvard Business School on 1 July 2010 and is the author of over 50 journal articles, book chapters, cases, working papers, and notes.
Dean Nohria received his Ph.D. in Management from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (which honored him as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2007).

Fareed Rafiq Zakaria born in 1964 to a Konkani Muslim family, is an Indian-American journalist and author. Zakaria received a B.A. degree from Yale University where he was President of the Yale Political Union, editor-in-chief of the Yale Political Monthly, and a member of the Scroll and Key
Society and the Party of the Right. He later earned a Ph.D. degree in Political Science from Harvard University in 1993. A contributing editor and columnist to Time magazine, he is also the host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS.

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