Fortis extends it is helping hand to Akshaya Patra

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					Fortis Investments, an autonomous investment management company has recently
joined The Akshaya Patra Foundation bandwagon. The management has adopted 229
children in Bangalore from 3 schools where Akshaya Patra 鈥檚 midday meal
programme is practiced.
 Mr. Nikhil Johri, the Managing Director of Fortis Investments have gone ahead and
set an example to his employees by adopting 178 children from the Government
Upper Primary School in Jaipur, who are also fed by Akshaya Patra.
 The 229 children adopted by the management study in 3 schools in Bangalore
鈥?Government Higher Primary School, Government Urdu Primary School and
Government Tamil Primary School in Vasanth nagar.
 Being part of the Fortis group, who have spread across their corporate social
responsibility arm in the healthcare sector, this effort by their investment management
wing is a welcome move.
 The Akshaya Patra Foundation is the largest NGO serving school meals (mid-day
meals) in government run schools of India. The behemoth program is a strategic
intervention in education which today serves nutritious mid-day meals to about 12,
28,580 school children in 18 locations in 8 states in the country.
 Akshaya Patra, the 鈥渇 ood for education 鈥?non-profit organization, reached its
goal of feeding one million underprivileged children daily by 2010 on April 1, 2009.
 The world 鈥檚 largest NGO-run midday meal program, Akshaya Patra is a
public-private partnership that combines good management, innovative technology
and smart engineering to deliver school lunch at a fraction of the cost of similar
programs in other parts of the world.
 Find      more     information      about      Akshaya       Patra     Foundation   at
http://www.blog.akshayapatra.org/node/118 and http://www.akshayapatra.org