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Akshaya Patra Foundation, the largest school meal program industriously completed tenth year of its feeding the underprivileged children in government schools this year. Starting with a meager 1500 children in 5 schools of Bangalore the foundation today reaches out to 1.2 million children every day across 9 states and 19 locations. To celebrate this occasion the foundation decided to launch a photography contest. The contest had an extremely interesting theme. Akshaya Patra wanted to cherish the smiles it could bring in millions of faces through its mid day meal program in these 10 years of its operations and hence named it as 鈥榗 lick a smile 鈥? The contest was restricted to only Indian nationals. The participants were asked to capture smiles of the children on the street, in a play ground, a school in their neighbour 鈥檚 yard and send in their entries. Registrations stated flooding in from different parts of the country. Around 260 people registered and 102 photographs qualified for the contest. A photograph of Mr. Sudipto Das has been selected as the best shot of the contest after a stringent analysis of all 102 photographs by three times Cannes award winning photographer Mr. Senthil Kumar. The next three photographs which grabbed his attention and were highly appreciated are from Ms. Priya Prakash, Mr. Prasad.S and Mr. Avi Kabir. The winner of the contest, as announced earlier is going to be sent for an adventurous photographic trip to one of the decentralized kitchens of Akshaya Patra accompanied by a distinguished photographer Mr. Senthil and get an in-hand experience on photography. Further the foundation also plans to hold an exhibition cum auction of the best 30 photographs, the proceeds of which will go to The Akshaya Patra Foundation for feeding more hungry children and bringing in more and more smiles. Search Tags: Charitable organization, School meal programme, Children 鈥檚 charity, mid day meal, non profit organization, poor children, poor children hunger, society, India ngo, Indian ngo, NGOs, Bangalore NGOs, Donate poor people, Donate underprivileged children 鈥檚, help poor children 鈥檚, Donate poor children 鈥檚, donate hungry children 鈥檚 For more information about Akshaya Patra Foundation services please visit: http://www.blog.akshayapatra.org
"Akshaya Patra - Click a smile and be a change "