India CSR News Network
Bangalore: Bangalore-based Shriram Properties, a leading real estate majors, on Jan 28 announced a donation of Rs. 32 lakhs made to Akshaya Patra Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, with the objective to address the larger cause of alleviating hunger among India’s needy children.
Supporting the noble cause of providing nutritious and quality food to children through mid-day meal programme, Shriram Properties has contributed by way of providing meal delivery vans to Akshaya Patra Foundation. The vehicles will help the foundation in catering to the daily mid-day meal requirements of 5000 kids per day, across 10 primary schools in Bengaluru. The vehicle is equipped to maintain a dust-free environment and an optimal temperature, thus retaining the freshness of the meals being transported.
“We have been supporting institutions related to children like ‘The Karnataka Welfare Association for the Blind’, besides schools in Chennai, and supporting Akshaya Patra Foundation would be an extension of our work towards ensuring children get the necessary support to become future leaders. To further this endeavor, we wanted to reach the grassroot level of children’s education and thus felt that government primary schools would be a good start,” said M Murali, Managing Director, Shriram Properties.
“I think more corporates should support such noble initiatives in whichever way possible, as this would have a significant impact on the wellbeing of the society. In my personal capacity, I have been supporting schools in Pudukkottai in Tamil Nadu, my native place, for their needs,” he further added.
Speaking on the occasion, Sridham Krishna Das, Director, Resource Mobilization, ISKCON expressed, “The vans at Akshaya Patra not only carry freshly cooked nutritious meal for children across India, but also carry smile & hope. We are thankful to Shriram Properties for their generous support in providing nutritious and healthy meal for children.”
Shriram Properties, the property development arm of the Rs 90,000 cr financial giant Shriram Group, Chennai, is a multi-crore company with nearly Rs 25,000 crs business across the country. The company has so far delivered over 12 million Sq ft of residential and commercial built up space across the country and another around 60 million sq ft. is under various stages of development.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation headquartered in Bengaluru, India. Our organisation strives to fight issues like hunger and malnutrition in India, by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the government schools and government-aided schools. Akshaya Patra aims not only to fight hunger but also to bring children to school.