Bangalore, Karnataka, India:The Akshaya Patra Foundation has been named as one of the Top 100 NGOs in the world by The Global Journal in its 2013 edition titled “Top 100 NGOs Annual Ranking”. Akshaya Patra stands at 23rd rank among the 100 top NGOs and stands first in the category of Children and Youth.
For the Annual Ranking this year, The Global Journal considered a pool of approximately 450 NGOs based on three key criteria: impact, innovation and sustainability. Some very well-known and reputed NGOs such as BRAC, Action Aid, MSF, Path, etc share space with Akshaya Patra.
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Adding to the glory, for the fourth year in succession, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, has been awarded the Gold Shield for ‘Excellence in Financial Reporting’ by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Akshaya Patra received the award from Honourable Union Minister for Law & Justice, Ashwani Kumar, at a function at Mumbai, held on January 23, 2013. Akshaya Patra was applauded for being the first NGO to adopt International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). This recognition continues to reflect Akshaya Patra’s commitment to achieve high standards of excellence and transparency in accounting procedures.
Chanchalapathi Dasa, Vice Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, said, “The recognition as one of the top 100 NGOs in the world is a powerful indication that Akshaya Patra’s efforts are bringing a sustainable positive change in the country. The ICAI Award is a testimony to the transparent and responsible usage of funds by Akshaya Patra. This is a moment of celebration for all of us at Akshaya Patra and at the same time it has strengthened our commitment to reach out to more children.”
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a Bangalore based NGO in India. It implements the Mid-Day Meal programme in Government schools and Government-aided schools. The Foundation began its operations in 2000 and it is currently providing food to 1.3 million children in 19 locations across 9 states of India. The Foundation served its billionth meal since inception in 2012. Akshaya Patra aims to reach out to 5 million children by 2020 and steers its work towards achieving the vision of- “No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger.”
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Akshaya Patra receiving the Gold Shield Award for Excellence in financial reporting from Honourable Union Minister for Law & Justice, Ashwani Kumar, at a function at Mumbai
Manish Sharma, Manager-Communications, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, +91 9886052803