Bengaluru – One of India’s leading process automation major Yokogawa India Ltd has contributed three meal distribution vehicles to The Akshaya Patra Foundation (TAPF). This meal-delivery vehicle will be used to transport meals from centralized kitchen to about 8,000 children in four schools, each day, a media release said.
The custom-made vehicle is insulated to maintain optimal temperature, is dust-free, and helps to retain the nutritional value of the meals. This is one of Yokogawa India’s charitable initiative. The inauguration was followed by a quick visit to the Akshaya Patra kitchen to understand the process.
Yokogawa India managing director (MD) Sajiv Nath, flagged-off the mid-day meal vehicles from Akshaya Patra Foundation’s Bengaluru office. Sridham Krishna Dasa, director at the TAPF was also present during the occassion.
“As a company, our goal is to contribute to society through broad-ranging activities in the areas of measurement, control, and information. Individually, we aim to combine good citizenship with the courage to innovate,”, Nath said.
“We are thankful to Yokogawa India for their generous support and for pro-actively reaching out to us and sharing our vision of eliminating classroom hunger in India,” Dasa said.
The foundation has already served over 3 billion meals in 2019, the director said.