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1 blog post = food for 50 hungry kids = pretty good deal.

Pretty good deal? You bet. If my blog can help feed 50 underprivileged children today, I would blog about this every single day for the rest of my life to make sure each post fed fifty kids.

The Akshaya Patra Foundation happens to be one of my pet causes because we always believe in ‘anna daanam’ (food as a form of charity) to be the highest of all goodwill deeds that one could do. And we are already associated with them, doing our little bit via contributions.

Each time there’s a special occasion like an anniversary, birthday or an “in memory of”, some good news to celebrate, in our family, we make it memorable with a donation to a charitable cause, rather than go out and spend it on ourselves. The deep sense of contentment that comes with this act is totally unmatched.

“No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger.”

Indeed. And the Akshaya Patra Foundation (ISKCON) is doing a fantastic job of feeding children, encouraging them to attend school. I have heard a lot of feedback about the program – they serve good food to the children in the remotest areas. We feel so happy when we see their vans every day.

The Child That is Hungry Must be fed

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is the largest non-profit organisation in the world to implement the school meal programme. What started in Bangalore 10 years ago as a pilot programme has now expanded to 18 locations across 8 states in India to feed over 1.2 million children today. That’s some achievement! They are internationally recognized and awarded for their noble effort.

Friends, please support the Akshaya Patra Foundation.

You can donate online right from the comfort of your keyboard, sitting where you are.

You know what they say about little drops of water forming the mighty ocean – every little helps. I don’t know how many times we’ve recited “Children are the future” – and support them we should. Food is a survival issue. It is the least we could do.

Make an online donation

Visit Akshaya Patra  

See heart-warming videos of Akshaya Patra’s achievements

Do it. NOW.
We think we can’t change the world – but we can – gradually.

Thanks, Indiblogger for the “Akshaya Patra blog and feed 50 children” initiative.

Thank you for subscribing to my blog! Do consider leaving a comment – or just reply to this email! I’d love to know what you think.

Cheers!

Vidya

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35 Comments

  • Reply
    pramod
    December 16, 2010 at 7:33 am

    very beautifully written post.
    great.

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    Vidya Sury
    December 16, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Thanks, Pramod. I enjoyed your blog!

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    Mohan
    December 16, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Glad to see so many bloggers joining hands to feed the future souls of India! The one line motive “No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger.” says it all how humble their service is.

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    Pratibha The Talent
    December 16, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Very informative, beautifully written post and the cause is great Mam.

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    Vidya Sury
    December 16, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Thank you, Pratibha! Do keep in touch!

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    Vidya Sury
    December 16, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Mohan, thanks for visiting my blog. I follow yours and think its great! What we’re seeing here is blogger-power 🙂 Junta rules.

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    Purba
    December 17, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Now this post I like.

    And just when I thought A-musing was a unique blog title! LOL

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    magiceye
    December 17, 2010 at 5:22 am

    a wonderful effort indeed!

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    Vidya Sury
    December 17, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Thanks, “Magiceye” 🙂

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    Vidya Sury
    December 17, 2010 at 6:49 am

    🙂 Thanks for the lovely comment! I thought A-Musing was unique, too. 😛 Still do! I am consoling myself with the fact that I got there first 😛 Just kidding.

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    Injection Mold Design
    December 17, 2010 at 8:25 am

    I dont understand why is everyone posting about Akshaya Patra today?

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    Farila
    December 17, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Very well written post Vidya

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    kerala pictures
    December 17, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Akshayapatra-its a great venture and appreciate the people who taking it forward.

    kerala photos

  • Reply
    Vidya Sury
    December 17, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Hi Injection Mold Design! Thanks for dropping by my blog. Check this link – http://www.indiblogger.in/topic.php?topic=31 to know why. 🙂

  • Reply
    Arpana
    December 17, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    well written for great cause!

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    Vidya Sury
    December 17, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Thanks, Arpana.

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    Vidya Sury
    December 17, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Thank you, Farida. I enjoy both your blogs.

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    Vidya Sury
    December 17, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Thanks “kerala pictures”. Yes – that’s what I like about this whole exercise! The compassion that people are showing is so heart-warming.

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    Mohini
    December 19, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Simple and effective! The pic is very sweet.

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    Vidya Sury
    December 19, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Thanks Mohini – its from my own camera 😀

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    rajiv
    December 19, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    very nice post Vidya ji.
    http://www.rrajiv.wordpress.com

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    Vidya Sury
    December 20, 2010 at 3:59 am

    Thank you, Rajiv! 🙂

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    Sourav
    December 20, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Precise and conveys the message for sure. Good post Vidya 🙂

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    Vidya Sury
    December 20, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Saurav, how nice of you to drop by and comment! 🙂 Thanks.

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    Naveen Srikantaiah
    December 24, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Nice blog! thanks for writing about Akshaya Patra

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    Vidya Sury
    December 24, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Naveen, thanks for coming by, and your kind comment!

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    Sarmistha Sengupta
    December 24, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Hi Vidya, i would like to thank you on behalf of The Akshaya Patra Foundation for the wonderful blog post. keep smiling 🙂

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    Vidya Sury
    December 24, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    My pleasure, Sarmistha!

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    Sumit Sarkar
    December 25, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Very well done…
    Merry Christmas… 🙂

    After you sent me the link to the Akshaya Patra Program at indiblogger.in, I registered there but I have not been able to post my entry till now and when I view my profile, it says it doesn’t exist…how much time does it take to confirm a new member in indiblogger..?

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    Website Designs UK
    January 27, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Very informative post….. This post needs to promotions.. please also share this post with your friends..

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    Vidya Sury
    January 27, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    🙂

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    February 5, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    this is actually good social work you are doing
    i really like it

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    Vidya Sury
    February 5, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I love the concept of akshayapatra!

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    Mansi Sharma
    March 17, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Wow…this is really very beautiful site..love to see your blog….!

  • Reply
    Vidya Sury
    March 17, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Thanks Mansi. Do drop by often.

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