Prime Minister Narendra Modi will serve food to schoolchildren from an underprivileged background in Vrindavan on 11th February, marking the “three billionth meal” offered by an NGO that works with the government on mid-day meal schemes.
The event will be conducted by a Bengaluru-based non-profit organization Akshaya Patra. The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar are also likely to join Modi at the event to be held at its Vrindavan campus.
“Prime Minister Modi will serve food to a few school children underprivileged from the background in the facility at Vrindavan where Akshaya Patra’s kitchen is located. A couple of children, who have been beneficiaries of the programme, will also share their experiences,” a spokesperson of the foundation told.
The event will commemorate the NGO’s serving of cumulative three billion meals since its inception in 2000.
Today, Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) mid-day meal programme serving wholesome food every school day to over 1.76 million children from 14,702 schools across 12 states in India.