Bengaluru: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) CMD R Madhavan on Wednesday inaugurated a HAL sponsored Akshay Patra Kitchen at Guniagrahara village in Bengaluru. “We are proud to be associated with this noble cause as we believe education and food are an integral part of children as they grow. We will stand by such causes”, he said while addressing the gathering of children and their guardians.
The kitchen will serve about 7500 children every day and is the fourth of its kind in Bengaluru. It is equipped with state-of-the-art kitchen infrastructure with the best safety and hygiene standards.
The Akshay Patra Foundation's (TAPF) Vice Chairman Chanchalpathi Dasa in his presiding address said such partnerships are crucial for sustaining powerful social work and thanked HAL for the support. He reiterated the Foundation’s commitment to reach out to more children with tasty, hygienic and nutritious food. The foundation feeds nearly four lakh children in Karnataka and nearly 17 lakh across the country.
HAL's Director (HR) Alok Verma and officials from HAL and TAPF were also present on the occasion.
The new Guniagrahara kitchen under the HAL CSR project of 2.5 crores covers Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP), water treatment plant, solar water heater, associated kitchen equipment and civil works. As per the new Government guidelines, the temperature of the food at the time of serving should be maintained at more than 65 degrees centigrade and vessels provided for this kitchen meet the requirement.
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