The Akshaya Patra Foundation is an NGO in India headquartered
in Bengaluru. Our organisation strives to eliminate classroom hunger by
implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the government schools and
government-aided schools. Alongside, Akshaya Patra also aims at
countering malnutrition and supporting the right to education of
socio-economically disadvantaged children.
Since 2000, Akshaya Patra has been concerting all its efforts towards
providing fresh and nutritious meals to children on every single school
day. We are continuously leveraging technology to multiply our reach.
The state-of-the-art kitchens have become a subject of study and have attracted curious visitors from around the world.
Our partnership with the Government of India and various
State Governments, along with the persistent support from corporates,
individual donors, and well-wishers have helped us to grow from serving
just 1,500 children in 5 schools in 2000 to serving 1.8 million
Today, Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest (not-for-profit
run) Mid-Day Meal Programme serving wholesome food every school day to
over 1.8 million children from 19,039 schools across 12 states & 2
Union territories of India.
The Growth of The Akshaya Patra Foundation – A Quick Overview
On 28 November 2001, the Supreme Court of India passed a mandate, “Cooked mid-day meal is to be provided in all the Government and Government-aided primary schools in all the states.” And, Akshaya Patra was also called upon to provide testimonies to the Supreme Court.
By the time the Ministry of Human Resource Development - Department
of School Health and Education extended its support to the initiative in
2003, Akshaya Patra was already reaching out to 23,000 children.
Today, Akshaya Patra has 52 kitchens spread across 12 states & 2
Union territories of India, a result of the successful partnership with
the Government of India, various State Governments and generous
The Akshaya Patra Foundation has once again come forward to
support the needy during a crisis hour, and this time for a totally
unforeseen one – the COVID-19 Pandemic.
So far, Akshaya Patra has served 2,40,44,290 freshly cooked
meals’ and distributed 6,77,949 packed grocery kits’, a kit serves 2
people for 21 days with 42 meals.
Through our Mid-Day Meal Programme, our attempt is to feed
the millions of children in India who lack the means, but, have the zeal
to learn and achieve. By feeding them one wholesome meal a day, we give
them the nourishment and motivation they need to pursue an education
for a better future. It is our endeavour to reach out to every child at
the grass root level of the society.
out of a window, one day in Mayapur, a village near Calcutta, His
Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada saw a group of
children fighting with stray dogs over scraps of food. From this simple,
yet heart-breaking incident was born a determination that no child
within a radius of ten miles from our centre should go hungry.
His inspiring resolve sowed the seeds of The Akshaya Patra Foundation. With the vision: “No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger,” Akshaya
Patra started the Mid-Day Meal Programme in June 2000 by serving
mid-day meals to 1,500 children across five government schools in
Bengaluru, Karnataka. A humble beginning, yet, the initial days of
implementing the programme was not a smooth sail. Soon came the helping
hands of Mohandas Pai, who took the initiative of donating the first
vehicle to transport food to the schools; and Abhay Jain, who promised
to bring in more donors to contribute for the further expansion of the
In partnership with the Government of India and various State
Governments, as well as philanthropic donors; the organisation is
running the world’s largest Mid-Day Meal Programme. Built on a
Public-Private Partnership model, Akshaya Patra combines good
management, innovative technology, and smart engineering to deliver
nutritious and hygienic school lunch on every school day.
The Akshaya Patra
Foundation (TAPF) is a public, charitable, secular Trust, registered in
Bengaluru. The Board of Trustees comprise missionaries of ISKCON
Bengaluru, corporate professionals, and entrepreneurs.
Our empowered teams spread across India, the USA and the UK
play a large role in understanding the complex issues faced by children
and spreading our cause through well-defined processes.
COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD
At Akshaya Patra, we firmly believe that good governance and
ethics are the necessary foundations of any Non-Governmental
Organisation. In pursuit of the same, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees
play a primary role in ensuring good governance and functioning of the
The Foundation’s Board comprises of Board of Trustees and
Board of Advisors. Presently, there are eight Trustees and seven
Advisors in the Foundation’s Board.
Madhu Pandit Dasa was born in Nagercoil,
India. Armed with a B.Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT-Mumbai, he
dedicated himself to the service of humanity while doing his M.Tech from
IIT-Mumbai in 1981. In 1994, he initiated an integrated social
development project for the benefit of rural people in Karnataka’s
Mysuru and Mandya districts. He set up a prototype organic farm based on
environment-friendly farming methods, and an internationally-accredited
farmer-training centre, on 110-acre land by the banks of the river
Kaveri in Srirangapatam. Inspired by his spiritual guru, Srila
Prabhupada’s message, he initiated the Akshaya Patra school lunch
programme alongwith Sh. Mohan Das Pai, to provide mid-day meals to
children studying in five government schools in Bengaluru. He was
instrumental in designing the first centralised and mechanised kitchen
of Akshaya Patra, to provide mid-day meals to underprivileged children
in Government schools of Bengaluru Rural District, in July 2000.
Currently, he is involved in devising strategies for innovative new
models, governance, visionary guidance and in envisioning the path
forward for the programme implementation.
Dasa, populary known as “CPP” did his Masters in Electrical
Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
While pursuing his Bachelor’s degree, he came across with the teachings
of Srila Prabhupada’s and met with Madhu Pandit Dasa to carry forward
the mission together. He became a full-time member to fullfill the
vision & aspiration of his spiritual guru Srila Prabhupada. Comitted
to the cause since 1984, he is currently involved in strategy, growth,
and governance of Akshaya Patra.
has been serving as a trustee of the foundation since its inception.
Born in Rajasthan, India, Mr Jain completed his graduation in Science
from St. Joseph’s College and his Bachelor of Law from Bangalore
University. He also holds a PG Diploma in Management. He is one of the
largest distributors of polymers in South India and has served as Vice
President in Birla Group of Companies. Presently, he is Advisor, Group
Corporate Affairs, of Manipal Education & Medical Group, and Member
of the Board - Jain University, Bengaluru. The impressive networking
skills he brings to the table, are a valuable asset to the Foundation.
Krishna Dasa was born in the Prakasham district of Andhra Pradesh. He
holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering.
In 2005, he served Akshaya Patra as a Programme Coordinator for the
Jaipur unit, where he was involved in kitchen development from
inception. He has also been involved in the operations of the Vrindavan
and Gujarat units; and helped set up and run the Ahmedabad, Surat,
Vadodara & Nathdwara kitchen projects. Having a keen faculty for
design and innovation, Jaganmohan Krishna Dasa implemented various
development initiatives in Akshaya Patra’s kitchens. Keeping with the
latest in food technology, he studied and implemented innovative
alternatives from Germany and Sweden. Presently, he serves as the
President of Akshaya Patra’s Gujarat region.
Kondur has been a Trustee of The Akshaya Patra Foundation since April
2002. He is also the member of Akshaya Patra’s Audit Committee. Raj is
the CEO of Plank Labs, a technology and media business incubator and
Raj previously co-founded and was Managing Director of Chrys Capital,
India’s largest independent private equity fund with over US$ 4 billion
under management. He was also a partner at Ascent Capital, another of
India’s leading private equity firms.
His prior experience includes several years in the US with Morgan
Stanley (M&A, and private equity), and AT Kearney (management
Raj is a former professional tennis player and attended college in the
US on a tennis scholarship. Raj has a BBA degree from Georgia State
University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
has been serving as a trustee of The Akshaya Patra Foundation since its
founding days. He is also the Chairperson of the Board of Manipal
Global Education Services Private Limited and Advisor to the Manipal
Education and Medical Group. He actively interfaces with key leadership
at Indian regulators to improve the business ecosystem. His focus areas
are Education, Information Technology and Human Resource Development.
Among his many laurels are ’Best CFO in India’ award from Finance Asia
in 2002. Apart from being a strategic visionary of the Foundation, he is
also a patron donor.
Balakrishnan joined Akshaya Patra Board of Trustees in June 2006. He
presently serves as the Chairman of Akshaya Patra Audit Committee. He
has significant experience in leadership positions in the Finance
domain, with expertise in Corporate Finance, International Taxation,
Risk Management and Mergers & Acquisitions. He is also a Founder and
Chairman of Exfinity, a Private Equity Fund focused on investing in the
technology space. He is also the Chairman of MicroGraam, which is a
peer-to-peer lending platform that empowers rural entrepreneurs with
access to loans from socially-minded investors. Mr Balakrishnan holds a
B.Sc. from the Madras University and is an Associate Member of Institute
of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Cost and Works
Accountants of India and Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Also
a recipient of the ‘Best CFO’ award from CNBC and Finance Asia
Dr. Devi Shetty
Rajendra Babu S
Chairman - Advisory Board,The Akshaya Patra Foundation
Former Chief Justice of India
Former Chairperson of NHRC, Chair Professor - NLSIU
Vice Chairman - Advisory Board
The Akshaya Patra Foundation
Chairman & Managing Director
Infinity Infotech Parks Ltd.
Rajendra J Hinduja
Gokaldas Exports Ltd.
Director- Global Business Services
is an Indian author and retired Indian Administrative Service officer of
Uttar Pradesh cadre from 1981 batch. Mr. Anil Swarup has served in
various capacities in his 38 years of career and later went on to become
the Secretary to the Government of India.
He has served in various key positions for both the Union Government and
the Government of Uttar Pradesh, as Education Secretary of India, Coal
Secretary of India, Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat of
India, Additional Secretary of Labour & Empowerment, Export
Commissioner in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry of India and as
the District Magistrate of Lakhimpur Kheri during the Babri Masjid-Ram
Janmabhoomi agitation under the former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh.
Kapoor, unarguably is one of the most recognised faces of Indian
television. He was in people’s living rooms for almost two decades
introducing them to the delights of Indian and International cuisine in
his inimitable cheery manner. The show Khana Khazana was one of those
trailblazing cookery shows on Zee. No wonder, he has a massive fan
following across all age groups, genders and countries and has also been
conferred the ‘Best Chef of India’ award by the Government of India. He
represented India in the World Association of Chefs’ Societies in South
Korea where he introduced people to the wonders of the ancient Indian
way of Ayurvedic cooking. He was the Indian ambassador for UN’s Clean
Cook Stoves campaign for the underprivileged of developing countries and
also represented India as a Food ambassador in Spain under the Spanish
Government’s Indian Future Leaders Programme (IFLP). He has done cookery
shows all over the globe with famous culinary personalities like Rachel
Ray, Richard Quest and Rene Redzepi. He has also cooked for many
dignitaries, including the Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi
and has achieved the Guinness World Record by cooking 918 kg khichdi
live at World Food India 2017, New Delhi. His business of world class
kitchen gadgets, Wonderchef has enabled and continues to empower women, a
cause close to his heart.
Divya is the
co-founder and senior partner of Mundkur Law Partners, a boutique
corporate law firm that she and her husband set up in 2007. The firm’s
practice focusses on five areas: international M&A (including
private equity and venture capital transactions), education law, life
sciences and healthcare, insolvency resolution and complex commercial
disputes. The firm also strongly supports innovation and social
entrepreneurship initiatives and has assisted governments and
international agencies with policy formulation. She heads the firm’s
education law, regulatory compliance and policy development practices.
What Mrs. Divya enjoys the most is exploring new avenues and creating
linkages – often taking the firm’s expertise to areas not traditionally
associated with corporate law; and also working closely on child rights
and child protection issues where ever they might arise.
a well-known hotelier family of Yajnanarayana Maiya from Dakshina
Kannada, Dr. Sadananda Maiya, learnt the sophisticated art of making new
items of food products at an early age from his father at MTR
Restaurant. In 1971, he joined the management of MTR Restaurant. In no
time, with his strategic approaches and innovative ideas, he made ‘MTR’ a
brand name to echo. Dr. Maiya is a recipient of several
awards/recognitions from various Institutions/Organizations such as
Narasimha Award from Koota Maha Jagath, Saligram Udupi, Bharagava
Prashathi from Dakshina Kannadigara Vdeike, K.M. Karanth Award for his
multifaced achievements. He was a keynote speaker at various
National/International conferences of Food & Nutrition and also the
Editor-In-Chief of the Recent Trends in Food Science & Technology,
Unnikrishnan is the Managing Director & CEO of the Company since 1st
July 2007. His current term as Managing Director & CEO is from 1st
July 2017 to 30th June 2020. Mr. Unnikrishnan began his career with
Thermax after graduating in Mechanical engineering from VNIT, Nagpur in
1982. He is a graduate in Advanced Management Programme from the Harvard
Business School, USA.
He worked with the EID-Parry group for 5 years as the Head of its
Engineering business and with Terrazzo Inc, U.A.E from 1992 to 1997 as
an Assistant General Manager. He re-joined Thermax as General Manager in
1997. Since then, he headed the Waste Management and Absorption Cooling
divisions of Thermax. In 2000, he became a member of the newly formed
Executive Council. He has also led the Human Resources department of the
Company and spearheaded the transformation initiative of the Company.
Mr. Unnikrishnan is actively involved in initiatives forimprovement of
technical education in India. He is a member of the AICTE Jury Committee
for annual ranking of technical and management institutes of the
country. He Co-Chairs the Apex Council to implement the ‘Prime
Minister’s Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research’, a joint initiative
from the government and industry to encourage industrial research and
the Co-Founder and COO of Zomato. Prior to Zomato, Pankaj worked with
Bain and Company, in New Delhi. In his last role, Pankaj oversaw sales
and operations for Zomato in local and international markets. He has
also been responsible for all mobile development and distribution across
platforms.Pankaj graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from
IIT Delhi in 2007.
Zomato co-founder, Pankaj Chaddah also has chosen to don the hat of
entrepreneurship again with his new gig in mental health space. Chaddah
along with his wife Pooja Khanna have been working on setting up a chain
of mental fitness studios.
his career in management consulting at Bain and Company, working across
the London and New Delhi offices. At Bain he worked on growth strategy,
M&A and performance improvement across the private equity,
telecommunications, healthcare and consumer products spaces.
He quit Bain in 2011 to start Delhivery, which has now become the
largest and fastest growing e-commerce enabler in India. As CEO Sahil
sets the strategic direction for the company and plays an active role in
the company’s operations and engineering efforts.
Sahil is a Gold Medalist from IIM Bangalore and has a B.Tech degree in
Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Surathkal.
Banerjee is the ex Managing Director of Compass Group (India), the
world’s largest institutional food services company. An Honors graduate
in Science, followed by a Master’s in Business Administration and an
Advanced Management programme on Global Leadership from ISB- Kellogg,
Sandeep has had successful stints in large organizations in India and
overseas, spanning over twenty five years. Currently on a sabbatical,
Sandeep is nurturing some new ventures and associating with social
causes for the larger good. He is a business architect and transformer
and a firm believer of building Purpose led, Values driven, enduring
organisations at scale. Prior to Compass Group, Sandeep was with Accor (
Services) as their Managing Director and CEO (India). His earlier
stints have been with Thomas Cook, Blow Plast, IFB Bosch and Bata. He
loves travelling, meeting people and is keen on the social impact of
food, education and health.“
Sri Rajan is
the Chairman of Bain India, with over 21 years of management consulting
experience in India and the US. He has been a founder of the Indian
operations of Bain & Company and has served as its Managing Partner.
Sri also has significant experience working with Private Equity firms
and companies across various sectors. He has been responsible for the
creation and execution of turnaround strategies for multiple diversified
Sri has been the co-founder of a tech startup in Silicon Valley. He is
currently on the board of Delhivery, an e-commerce logistics startup as
well as Central Square Foundation, a leading foundation focused on
education. He is also on the Board of Bridgespan India, which is an
affiliate of Bain & Company that focuses on advising foundations,
philanthropists and non-profit organizations. He has invested in and is
on the advisory boards of various startups in India.
Sri earned his MBA from Wharton where he was a Palmer Scholar for
distinguished academic achievement and has a PGDM from IIM Calcutta,
where he has been nominated as a Distinguished Alumnus. He has also
received a BS degree in Physics.
He writes regularly for top-tier publications such as Mint and The
Economic Times. He is the Vice-Chair of the Regional Strategy Group on
South Asia of the World Economic Forum.
is a global business leader with extensive experience in leading large
companies both in India and overseas. In addition to workking in
Britannia Industries Ltd., India, she has worked with eminent
multinational companies like The Coca-Cola Company and Cadbury Schweppes
PLC, in a variety of Marketing, General Management and Chief Executive
roles in UK, Nigeria, South Africa, Latin America and USA,. Effective
April 2014, Vinita moved from a full-time operational role as an MD
& CEO in Britannia to pursue her wide-ranging interests in the
corporate and development sectors. She is a Non-Executive Director on
the Global Board of Smith & Nephew plc, Chairman of GAIN (Global
Alliance for Improved Nutrition), a Swiss Foundation based in Geneva,
and the Advisory Board of Cornell University’s Department of Nutritional
Science. She also served on the Global Board of Syngenta International
AG from April 2012 to June 2017. In India, Vinita serves as a
Non-Executive Director on the Boards of CRISIL Ltd, Titan Industries
Ltd, and Kasturi& Sons Ltd;. She is a Member of the Board of
Governors of Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore; and an Advisory
Board Member of PwC. Cognizant Technology Solutions, a US-based IT
company with a large presence in India, appointed Vinita Bali as an
independent director on 24th February 2020.
Each centre of The Akshaya
Patra Foundation operates under the guidance of Presidents who, on a
voluntary basis, oversee the functioning of the organisation. The
Presidents, with their missionary zeal and expertise, manage the
governance and administration of Akshaya Patra at the location level.
Dasa was born in 1969 in Namrup, Assam, India. He studied B. Tech. in
Computer Science from REC Kurukshetra, later worked in Kirloskar
Computer Services, Bangalore as a Software Engineer and then joined
ISKCON, Bangalore in 1992.
He is currently the Governing Body Commissioner of ISKCON Bangalore
Group of Temples as well as a Governing Council Member,ISKCON Bangalore
Society Trustee, Hare Krishna Movement
Krishna Dasa is the Unit President of Gujarat Units and he is
responsible for overseeing the overall Operations of Gujarat Region
units located in Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara and Nathdwara and is also
providing guidance and governance to the Unit Operations In-Charge.
Bhakta Dasa is responsible for overseeing the overall Operations of
Vishakhapatnam Unit and is also providing guidance and governance to the
Unit Operations In-Charge. A Doctor by profession, he served in the
medical field for few years before he started his spiritual journey.
Dasa is the Unit President, Hubballi Unit and is responsible for
overseeing the operations and execution of Mid-Day-Meal program at
Rajiv Lochan Dasa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science and he started
his spiritual journey with ISKCON Bengaluru from December 1993.
Chandra Dasa is responsible for overseeing the overall Operations of
Hyderabad Unit and is also providing guidance and governance to the Unit
Satya Gaura Chandra Dasa holds an M.Tech degree from IIT Chennai. He had
worked with American MNC, Novell Software prior to starting his
Narasimha Dasa is the Unit President, Vrindavan Unit and is also
responsible for overseeing the upcoming Lucknow Project.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and has worked in
Lincoln Helios India Ltd. prior to starting his spiritual journey.
Dasa is responsible for overseeing the overall Operations of Bhilai Unit
and is also providing guidance and governance to the Unit Operations
Executive Management Team consists of individuals with specific skills
in fields of Management, Operations, Finance and Accountancy,
Communications and the like. Their knowledge base, along with the
guidance of the Unit Presidents, helps in the operation of the
organisation in an efficient manner and ensures best usage of resources.
Shridhar has over 25 years of work
experience and has been associated with leading multinationals like
Philips, ABB, Webex Communications (now CISCO), etc. Prior to joining
Akshaya Patra he was Vice President – Sales, Webex Communications. He
joined Akshayapatra in search of existential purpose in life .He holds a
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Management.
He has been inducted in the hall of distinguished alumni leaders by
NMIMS. Shridhar is an Eisenhower Fellow for Innovation and is a graduate
of the Advanced Management Program from Wharton Business School . He is
a recipient of Mother Teresa Social Leadership Scholarship . In Akshaya
Patra, he brings to the table strong people management and organization
skills. He believes that it is important to blend missionary spirit and
professionalism to deliver value .
Ajay is a
seasoned professional with eighteen years of rich experience in
strategic change management, resource mobilisation and communications,
technology innovation and research and in development. Before joining
Akshaya Patra, Ajay had a successful career with leading technology
companies like Tejas Networks, American Power Conversion (now Schneider
Electric) and Hical Technologies. He has led technology innovation and
transition projects in telecom, automotive and electronics sectors and
provided turnkey solutions to clients across the globe.
At Akshaya Patra, he is currently managing and directing the
organisation’s strategic communications, advocacy and research wing. He
offers strategic directions to innovative interventions, enhancing
community engagement, vision document and advocacy roadmap for Akshaya
Ganesh is a
Chartered Accountant (ACA) and a Public Accountant (CPA). He has over 24
years of experience with leading businesses (Indian & MNCs).
Prior to Akshaya Patra he worked with TVS (since March 2012). In the
past, he had worked with Mphasis (VP – Controllership); ICICI Bank
(Regional Head for Retail Assets Operations Group); S.B. Billimoria
& Co., Chartered Accountants (Audit Manager); SRF Finance Ltd
At Akshaya Patra he spearheads the finance function by managing end to
end responsibility for the finance function. He will also strategise and
execute plans for sustainability and growth of the organisation.
Talwar has a Post Graduate in Management from Duke and IIM-Ahmedabad,
and is also a certified Black-Belt in Six Sigma. He has over 20 years of
work experience in marketing and communications with leading
corporates, especially from the Telecom sector.
Previous to joining Akshaya Patra he was the National Business Head
(Mobility Operations) with Aircel, prior to that he has worked in Senior
Leadership Roles with brands like Airtel, Motorola, Escotel and Essar,
across India and in Africa. He has also received international
accreditation from BID Spain for developing the first anti-virus
application. He has won several accolades like Excellence Award in Sales
Motorola, Deployment of Airtel University with Bharti, Standardisation
of customer experience (Project Bhartiyam) in Airtel, Best Circle
Operations Head with Aircel and many more.
At Akshaya Patra he leads the Corporate Fund Raising, Government
Relations, Innovation and Volunteering teams, collaborates with the
Leadership team to strategise and execute plans for sustainability and
growth, strategises and executes fund raising initiatives that help in
the sustainability of existing kitchens and ensures the availability of
funds for upcoming kitchen projects, and strengthens the relationship
with corporates who are partnering with Akshaya Patra and reaches out to
other corporates to build a partnering relationship.
Kumar is a post graduate in Software Programming. He has over 38 years
of experience in the industry, of which 30 years were dedicated to the
field of Information Technology. Prior to Akshaya Patra he was
associated with The Himalaya Drug Company where he has experience of
more than 25 years. There he was instrumental in setting up the entire
IT infrastructure. He has also proven his proficiency in international
operations by setting IT hubs and Data Centres across Dubai for Himalaya
Drug. He has also rolled out SAP ERP in all the International Hubs.
Adding to Vijay Kumar’s excellence, he was also instrumental in the
implementation of State of the Art Data Centre, Complete Business
Continuity Plan, EMC Avamar Data backup, MLPS as well as providing
internet connectivity to 42 plants and 35 warehouses across the country
ensuring 24 hour ERP Connectivity. He has also implemented SAP R3, SAP
PLM and SAP HCM & Microsoft Dynamics across the organization. Vijay
Kumar’s expertise also lies in setting up of Enterprise Scale IT
Previous to Himalaya Drug, he was also associated with organisations
like International Instruments India and MICRO Focus UK.
Your money ultimately is for the children. Every donation is
diligently spent for the food that is served directly or indirectly. On
an average, 92% of the total funds is used towards meeting the
programme cost and 8% towards the programme management cost. The
organisation upholds maximum transparency in funds utilisation.
Cost Per Meal Calculation:
Cost per Meal
Cost of materials & utilities,
Cost of activities relating to General Management and Administration
Cost of publicity, communication, Donor Reporting, Advocacy and travel related
Gross Cost per Meal in Rs.
Less: Subsidy from Government per meal
Less: Interest and other income
Cost to be absorbed by TAPF per meal through donations
National Average of school working days in an academic year
Cost to run the MDM program for 1 child per year in Rs.
Rounded off to
Note: Revised as on 1st July 2018
Analysis of the total revenue expenditure for the year 2017-18:
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84,000 Khandas As Found in the Pali Suttas Traditionally the are 84,000
Dharma Doors - 84,000 ways to get Awakeness. Maybe so; certainly the
Buddha taught a large number of practices that lead to Awakeness. This
web page attempts to catalogue those found in the Pali Suttas (DN, MN,
SN, AN, Ud & Sn 1). There are 3 sections:
discourses of Buddha are divided into 84,000, as to separate addresses.
The division includes all that was spoken by Buddha.”I received from
Buddha,” said Ananda, “82,000 Khandas, and from the priests 2000; these
are 84,000 Khandas
maintained by me.” They are divided into 275,250, as to the stanzas of
the original text, and into 361,550, as to the stanzas of the
commentary. All the discourses including both those of Buddha and those
of the commentator, are divided into 2,547 banawaras, containing
737,000 stanzas, and 29,368,000 separate letters.
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Maha-parinibbana Sutta — Last Days of the Buddha
The Great Discourse on the Total Unbinding
This wide-ranging sutta, the
longest one in the Pali canon, describes the events leading up to,
during, and immediately following the death and final release
(parinibbana) of the Buddha. This colorful narrative contains a wealth
of Dhamma teachings, including the Buddha’s final instructions that
defined how Buddhism would be lived and practiced long after the
Buddha’s death — even to this day. But this sutta also depicts, in
simple language, the poignant human drama that unfolds among the
Buddha’s many devoted followers around the time of the death of their
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