Global Activism: Akshaya Patra Is Feeding Over One Million Of India’s Schoolchildren

Akshaya patra
Courtesy of Aksaya Patra
Akshaya patra
Courtesy of Aksaya Patra

Global Activism: Akshaya Patra Is Feeding Over One Million Of India’s Schoolchildren

India has well over 100 million children attending school. When the Indian government required school kids to have at least one hot meal, one effort to feed hot lunches to fifteen-hundred schoolchildren eventually became a project feeding 1.5 million students, daily.

For our Global Activism segment, we talk with Gururaj (Desh) Deshpande and Himanshu Patel from the group Akshaya Patra, which means “The Inexhaustible Vessel” in Hindi. They tell us how feeding a child in school helps them outside of the classroom.