Akshaya Patra in Austin Gala, Underscores Importance of Midday Meal
India-West Staff Reporter
AUSTIN, TX – The Akshaya Patra Foundation USA’s Austin chapter held its Austin gala, ‘The Future is Education,’ on September 24 at the Austin Marriott North in Round Rock. Around 250 business, non-profit, Akshaya Patra Youth Ambassadors, government, and philanthropic leaders came out to support the organization’s dual mission of addressing childhood hunger and promoting education for underserved children in India.
Speakers, Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX and author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, , underscored the importance of the midday meal program.
Divakaruni said, “By providing healthy meals for children who might otherwise drop out of school, [Akshaya Patra] is transforming the future of an entire generation.”
Indie singer/songwriter Aditya Rao, entertained guests with a medley of tunes combining Eastern and Western music genres.