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Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital Supports Children's Nutrition through Akshaya Patra Foundation's Mid-Day Meal Program

Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital has taken a notable step in supporting child nutrition by sponsoring mid-day meals as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. In collaboration with The Akshaya Patra Foundation, the leading NGO in implementing the PM POSHAN program, the hospital has contributed to serving over 424,252 meals to more than 2,556 beneficiaries in 34 government and government-aided schools for the fiscal year 2023-24.
Bengaluru | Written by: BNN Team | Updated: 02-07-2024 | Views: 110
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Mr. Dheeraj ET, AVP – Operations at Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, "We are proud to be a part of this initiative, as it reflects our commitment to promote not just eye health but also the holistic well-being within communities. We are dedicated to making a meaningful impact on the lives of young minds, while contributing to their physical and cognitive growth."

In addition to the meal sponsorship, Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital has also contributed a food delivery van in Hubli to assist in meal distribution, facilitating the delivery of approximately 6,000 meals daily across 28 schools in the location. This further enhances the hospital's commitment to community welfare and aligns with Akshaya Patra's mission to eliminate classroom hunger.

Mr. Dhananjay Ganjoo, CMO at The Akshaya Patra Foundation, highlighted the significance of such partnerships, saying, "Collaborations with Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital are vital in our quest to nurture the health and educational prospects of children. Their support extends beyond mere philanthropy; it is an investment in the future of our nation. Together, we are setting a precedent for how the corporate sector can contribute effectively to social causes."

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is operating the world's largest NGO-led school meal program, nourishing over 2 million children across 72 locations in 16 States & 2 Union Territories, every day across India.

This partnership exemplifies the power of collective effort and dedication towards the common goal of improving the health and education of India's future generations.

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