The Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF) announced its Boston Benefit Gala 2017 on April 28th, at the Cambridge Marriott Boston. Chef Sanjeev Kapoor has been invited as the keynote speaker along with HGTV and Food Network interior designer Taniya Nayak, who will be the Master of Ceremonies.
Sanjeev Kapoor is amongst the renowned faces of the Indian television. He has ruled people’s living rooms and kitchens for more than 20 years now, delighting them with exotic Indian and international cuisines. He has the proud merit of being the only chef in the world to have his own TV channel – FoodFood.
The Boston Benefit Gala will be hosted at the Cambridge Marriott Boston in Cambridge, MA, commencing with a welcome reception. Over 500 business entities, non-profit organisations, government officials, and philanthropic leaders from across the region are expected to attend the event. They are joining hands to support the APF’s mission of eliminating classroom hunger and malnutrition along with promoting education for the deprived children in India.
Established in 2000, Akshaya Patra started on by serving over 1,500 children across 5 schools in Bangalore. At present, Akshaya Patra has become the largest NGO running school meal programs and it serves over 1.6 million children every day in over 11,501 schools through 27 kitchens in 11 states pan India.
Akshaya Patra is an internationally recognised organisation owing to its corroborative life-changing mission for the deprived. In 2016, Akshaya Patra’s Founder Madhu Pandit Dasa was awarded the Padma Shri Award, India’s fourth highest civilian award, for his work with Akshaya Patra. Also, Shridhar Venkat, CEO of Akshaya Patra India, was awarded for being amongst the 50 Most Impactful Social Innovators in the world. Recently, Akshaya Patra Foundation was awarded the Nikkei Asia Prize, recognising the entity’s outstanding achievements contributing towards the nation’s sustainable development.
The forthcoming event will be an evening full of networking, entertainment, following a ceremonial dinner. For further information about Akshaya Patra, please visit www.foodforeducation.org.