Mid-Day Meals will get a push in this Budget says Madhu Pandit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s budget is being awaited by all as the promise of a ‘Transformational Budget’ has set each one hopeful. The upcoming budget has also inspired aspirations for boosting up the National Programme of Mid Day Meals in schools. Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman of the Akshaya Patra Foundation, feels that the upcoming budget will push forward the MDM programme.
As MDM has become one of the largest programmes all across the world for boosting school children in India, the budget will definitely be decisive about pushing the programme forward. The Akshaya Patra Foundation is hopeful about the Mid Day Meal (MDM) scheme as this will enhance the support from the Government and hence more children can be helped across the country.
UN has declared 2015 to be the international year of evaluation of Millennium Development Goals. This has further increased the hopes from the budget that it will focus on bettering and expanding the MDM programme.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation operates on the model of Public Private Partnership. So a better support from the Government will help the NGO immensely.
About Akshaya Patra Foundation
The foundation was incepted in 2000 and is not-for-profit organization running the mid-day meal programme. The Foundation is working in collaboration with the Central and State Governments and is currently feeding over 1.4 million children across 10,661 Government and Government aided schools in 23 locations, across 10 states of India every day.