ISKCON Current Affairs - 2019
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi served the three billionth meal of Akshaya Patra, an NGO that works with the government on Mid-Day Meal Scheme. The Prime Minister Served the food to about 20 schoolchildren who are the beneficiaries of the mid-day meal scheme at the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir campus in the holy city of Vrindavan. Prime Minister also unveiled a ceremonial plaque to mark the serving of “3rd billionth meal” by Akshaya Patra Foundation.
Akshaya Patra Foundation
Akshaya Patra Foundation is a Bengaluru-based not-for-profit organisation Funded by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Akshaya Patra Foundation is an implementation partner for the governments Mid-Day Meal Scheme.
Akshaya Patra Foundation has served meals to more than 1.76 million children in twelve states covering 14,702 schools since its inception. In the year 2016, Akshaya Patra commemorated the serving of 2 billion cumulative meals in the presence of the then President of India Pranab Mukherjee.
Akshaya Patra Foundation is the world’s largest not-for-profit run organisation serving wholesome food to over 1.76 million children every school day from over 14,000 schools across 12 states in India.
Tags: Akshaya Patra Foundation • International Society for Krishna Consciousness • ISKCON • Mid-Day Meal Scheme • President • Prime Minister • three billionth meal • Vrindavan • Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir
The Govardhan Eco Village, set up by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in Wada taluka of Palghar district, Maharashtra has won the Green Platinum Award.
The award was received by village’s director, Gauranga Das during the Green Building Congress-2017 held at Jaipur in Rajasthan.
Govardhan Eco Village
The village is a farm community and retreat centre spread over a scenic landscape of 100 acres at Galtare in Wada taluka. Since its inception in 2003, it has made steady progress in Organic farming, Cow protection, Rural Education, Rural development, alternative energy, eco-friendly constructions and Sustainable living etc.
Green Platinum Award
Green Platinum Award is instituted by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The IGBC was established by the CII to enable sustainable built-environment for all.