A non-governmental organization (NGO) named Akshay Patra has collected $ 950,000 (about Rs 7 crore) for the mid-day meal (lunch) of school children in India. The NGO has raised this amount through a program organized digitally.
More than a thousand businessmen, nonprofits, government officials, and leaders from around the world attended the 'Virtual Gala - Technology for Change' event organized by the NGO's Texas branch. The event was organized to provide food and education to children in India.
During this, Narayan Murthy, the co-founder of the giant software company Infosys, spoke to Western Digital president Shiv Shivraj and vice-president Srivatsan Rajan. Shivraj has recently been appointed the chairman of Akshaya Patra Foundation USA. Akshaya Patra is the world's largest mid-day meal program. The organization is providing food to more than 18 lakh children from 19,039 schools in 12 states and two union territories of India.