Published On: Sat, Aug 27th, 2016

President Pranab Mukherjee graced a function of Akshaya Patra Foundation commemorating the serving of two billion meals

14064031_862552993844683_1202884089688004198_nBangalore: The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee graced a function of Akshaya Patra Foundation commemorating the serving of two billion meals today (August 27, 2016) in Bangaluru.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that if India has to take its rightful place in the Comity of Nations, it must free itself from hunger, illiteracy, disease and destitution. Our children should be educated and healthy. India can reap the demographic dividend only if we succeed in educating and skilling our youth, especially our children.

The President complimented the Akshaya Patra Foundation for having played an exemplary role, through its fresh and nutritious meals, for drawing millions of Indian children to their classrooms every day. He urged everyone to contribute in whatever way possible to the noble project of ending hunger amongst school children. He said even the biggest of challenges, can be addressed through collective efforts of the community, NGOs and the Government.

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