Akshaya Patra Foundation’s centralised kitchen launched at Jorhat
Guwahati, Rongili Barta- Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, while hailing the Akshaya Patra Foundation for providing nutritious lunch to lakhs of students, dedicated its 65th centralized kitchen at Jorhat on Friday and later he took food with the students. Built at the cost of rupees 14 crore, the kitchen can serve mid-day meals to 12 thousand students from 157 schools at the initial stage. Subsequently it will benefit nearly 30 thousand students, said Sarma. He also added that the government would give rupees 14 crore to the foundation for a kitchen in Majuli. Sarma declared that the State education department would enter into an understanding for constructing nine such kitchens in nine places. Around 10 lakh students across Assam would be brought under the nutritious mid-day meal service of the foundation in near future. He also assured that the government would help the students to fair well in the all India medical and engineering entrance tests. In presence of State education minister Ranoj Pegu, legislators Hitendra nath Goswami, Bhabendranath Bharali, Rupjyoti Kurmi, Akshaya Patra Foundation president Bharatsabha Dasa, NRL managing director Bhaskarjyoti Phukan, Jorhat district magistrate Askhok Barman with others, Sarma also paid rich floral tributes to Swami Srila Prabhupada the founder of ISKCON (popularly known as Hare Krishna Movement).