Mangalore & Bangalore, 6th February 2024 – The Akshaya Patra Foundation is pleased to announce that NTT DATA, a global digital business and IT services leader, is providing support to enhance the provision of mid-day meals across government and government-aided schools to 1,000 beneficiaries in Bangalore. In association with the foundation, an implementing partner of the prestigious PM POSHAN initiative, this collaboration underscores a shared commitment to combat malnutrition and promote overall well-being in communities across Karnataka.
NTT DATA contributed 40 solar streetlights, 20 molded pallets, and 80 vegetable crates as part of their sponsorship. These supplies will be used to equip Akshaya Patra’s modern kitchen in Mangalore, which provides meals to 35,000 children every school day. NTT DATA has also extended its support to the Akshaya Patra Foundation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) assessment, which will benefit the foundation by reducing its carbon footprint and improving the efficiency of its operations.
“We are privileged to join the transformative journey of Akshaya Patra Foundation in eliminating hunger for school children while also focusing on reducing carbon footprint. Nutritional food and clean air are equally important for the well-being of future generations. This support will go a long way in improving the lives of the children and addressing the issues related to climate change,” said Ankur Dasgupta, Vice President of Marketing, India and APJ, for NTT DATA Services.
Mr. Shridhar Venkat, the CEO, expressed his enthusiasm about this impactful collaboration, stating, “We are honored to partner with NTT DATA in our mission to feed hot nutritious meals to government school children. Their generous support not only aids in providing nutritious meals but also advances our sustainability goals by providing vital resources for our state-of-the-art kitchen. Together, we are making a lasting difference in the lives of thousands.”