Friday, August 12, 2016

#Mitsubishi UFJ & Akshaya Patra to provide free mid-day meals to over 35,000 children in #Telengana

Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU), and Akshaya Patra Foundation took the first step to build a full-fledged kitchen in Narsingi, by laying the foundation stone for the building on 11 August, 2016. The Narsingi Kitchen will be providing mid-day meals to over 35,000 children in Telengana from the next academic year.

In June 2016, the Bank had announced about its MOU with The Foundation to support the mid-day meal program as part of its CSR initiative. Under this MoU, MUFG has pledged INR 105.1 million to fund the construction of a new centralised kitchen to cater to government schools in Ranga Reddy District, near Hyderabad, Telangana. The kitchen is expected to be operational by the next academic year (2017-18).

Shri Satya Gaura Chandra Dasa, Unit President, The Akshaya Patra Foundation expressed, “We are happy to inform that The Akshaya Patra Foundation is collaborating with Japan's banking giant to build first class social infrastructure in the new state of Telangana. With the support of the Government and BTMU we will be feeding 35,000 children. The MDM scheme is a great initiative to bring children back to school in Telangana.”