Newgen Software and Akshaya Patra Foundation have joined hands to offer mid-day meals and happiness kits. The company has sponsored around 17378 children in Vrindavan, Lucknow and Jhalawar by completing the distribution in 2 rounds/phases: 8689 kits in each round.
Further, Newgen has been supporting Akshaya Patra under their CSR Initiative (Health and Education) for Mid-Day Meal Programs in Vrindavan, Jhalawar and Guwahati. Till now a total donation of Rs.99,28,428 has been made towards the mid-day meal program (Rs.3,70,528) and happiness kit distribution (Rs.95,57,900) in FY 19-20.
Priyadarshini Nigam, Head Corporate Communications and CSR at Newgen Software, “We partnered with The Akshaya Patra Foundation in 2019 to provide nutritious and fulfilling mid-day meals to approximately 9,000 underprivileged students in the remote areas of the country. This collaboration supports our vision of ensuring the holistic development of children and further augments our digital education programs.”
“At Newgen, we believe that good health and U nutrition are important factors in the growth and well-being of children in their formative years. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to distribute ‘Happiness Kits’ comprising of monthly rations of non-perishable food items for our students and their families with the help of Akshaya Patra Foundation at all project locations. Our combined efforts have been instrumental in supporting our students through the difficult time and giving them hope for a better tomorrow”, she further stated.
Shridhar Venkat, CEO, The Akshaya Patra Foundation said, “Our partnership with Newgen Software has grown manifolds as our common beliefs are aligned. I am grateful for their contribution which is driven by empathy and passion to help the society. Support from corporate donors helps us in keeping our vision alive.”
He further added, “According to the estimation of the Food and Agriculture Organization, around 194.4 million people are undernourished in India. Such alarming data is a serious warning of a larger impending health pandemic ahead of us. It’s a wakeup call for all of us to jointly plan, contribute and mobilise every resource available to address malnutrition as a whole and school going children in particular.”